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Energy Transfer Partners $ETP announced Friday that Rover Pipeline, LLC received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to place Phase 1B of the Rover Pipeline project into service. Rover is now capable of transporting up to 1.7 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas.

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The 713-mile Rovwe pipeline has a 3.25 billion cubic feet per day design total when the project. The addition of the Phase 1B facilities brings it past half way. Rover shippers now have access to six additional receipt points from Seneca thru Clarington areas of the Marcellus and Utica supply basins with an incremental receipt capacity of 2.45 billion cubic feet per day.

Criterion Research issued a note saying despite the approval, Rover volumes remained around 0.53 Bcf/d as of 12/18/17 Evening cycle. Rover volumes have averaged 0.469 Bcf/d for December 2017.

Rover has been in partial service from Cadiz, Ohio, to Defiance, Ohio since August 31, 2017, capable of transporting 1 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas. When in full service, Rover will transport natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale production areas to markets across the United States as well as into the Union Gas Dawn Storage Hub in Ontario, Canada.

The final phase of the pipeline is expected to be in service by the end of the first quarter of 2018.

Source: Energy Transfer Announces FERC Approval to Place Rover Pipeline’s Phase 1B into Service

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