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Rover Ohio compressor approved for partial service

10 Oct 2017, 6.01 pm GMT

Rover Ohio compressor approved for partial service

Houston, 10 October (Argus) — Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) now has permission to begin using a key compressor station on the 3.25 Bcf/d (92mn m³/d) Rover pipeline project, albeit two weeks later than the developer had hoped.

ETP on 19 September requested that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorize service at the mainline compressor station 1 in Carroll county, Ohio, prior to 22 September so that shippers could make contractual and operational arrangements to flow gas prior to bid week for October. FERC on 6 October granted permission to commence partial service at the station.

The station approval means Rover can now move more than 1 Bcf/d from Cadiz to Defiance in Ohio. Phase 1B of the project from Seneca to Cadiz is expected to be complete by the end of the year, ETP said.

FERC's authorization came with a reminder that Rover "must comply with all applicable remaining terms and conditions" including a final cleanup of workspaces at the station and a noise survey.

ETP's request for the station in-service came a day after FERC said it would allow the developer to resume using horizontal drilling to finish the $4bn line. ETP was restricted from using the method for four months after crews spilled 2mn USG of drilling fluids into an Ohio wetland.

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