Energy Transfer gets FERC approval for its Rover pipeline

With pipelines throughout Oklahoma and dozens of other states, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. based in Dallas won federal approval for its Rover Pipeline in West Virginia, Ohiol and Pennsylvania.

Approval came from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and it will allow for 100 percent of the long-haul contractual commitments on Rover to begin in a week.

Rover is a 713-mile natural gas pipeline that transports domestically produced natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica production areas to markets across the country as well as into Ontario, Canada.

When in full operation, Rover will transport gas from processing plants in West Virginia, Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. At least 68 percent of the gas will be delivered for distribution to markets in the U.S.

Rover Pipeline LLC began service on the project a year ago and restoration activities along the line are expected to be finished by the end of the year.