Rover Pipeline LLC is a new interstate natural gas pipeline that is designed to transport 3.25 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/day) of domestically produced natural gas to markets in the Midwest, Northeast, East Coast, Gulf Coast and Canada.
The project received a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on February 2, 2017. Construction will begin the first quarter of 2017 with targeted in-service goals of July 2017 for Phase I and November 2017 for Phase II.
Rover Pipeline will have direct deliveries in Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, and into the Dawn Hub in Ontario, Canada. This will provide a broader network of distribution points back into the U.S., Northeast and Canadian market.
The approximate $4.2 billion pipeline will gather gas from processing plants in West Virginia, Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania for delivery to the Midwest Hub near Defiance, Ohio, where about 68 percent of the gas will be delivered via interconnects with existing pipelines in Ohio and West Virginia for distribution to markets across the U.S.
The remaining 32 percent of the natural gas will be delivered to markets in Michigan through an interconnect in Livingston County, Michigan, with the existing Vector Pipeline, which has established delivery points to local distribution companies and the vast Michigan storage fields throughout the state. Additionally, Vector will transport natural gas that is not delivered to Michigan markets on to the Dawn Hub in Ontario, Canada.
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Rover will provide a long-term, reliable supply of low-cost natural gas to the Ohio and Michigan regions. As the 8th and 9th largest U.S. consumers by state of natural gas respectively, Ohio and Michigan are largely dependent upon out-of-state production to meet their supply needs. Pipelines that once brought gas to the Midwest from the Western U.S. and South (like many of today’s existing pipelines) are not currently connected with abundant U.S. Marcellus and Utica gas. Rover is a critical link to make new low-cost natural gas supplies available to Ohio and Michigan consumers over the long-term.
Protecting landowner interests and the local environment is a top priority of the Rover Project. As an operating principle, Rover is committed to working with individual landowners to make accommodations, minimize disruptions, and achieve full restoration of impacted land. We will listen and address questions from the community, landowners and other interested stakeholders about the project, proposed routes, landowner communications and more. It is our intent to live up to our promises of openness, honesty and responsiveness before, during and after construction and throughout operations.
Rover will employ new advanced pipeline technology to ensure safety and reliability. Pipelines are the safest mode of transporting natural gas, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation. But there are always opportunities to improve on that record. Today’s natural gas pipelines are designed to exceed stringent federal safety standards. Rover will be built and operated using the most advanced technology and monitoring systems to make it even safer.