As Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Norman Bay left FERC on Friday, the commission issued a certificate, giving permission to Dallas-based Energy Transfer LP to move ahead with a more than $4 billion pipeline project.
The Rover Pipeline, with a price tag of $4.2 billion will transport gas from processing plants in southeastern Ohio, southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia and into Ohio and Michigan.
The more than 500 mile pipeline will transport up to 3.25 billion cubic feet a day of domestically-produced gas also to markets in the Gulf Coast and Canada. The company says it can meet its targeted in-service goals of July 2017 for Phase 1 and November 2017 for Phase II.
ETP already owns and operates more than 62,500 miles of natural gas and natural gas liquids pipelines.