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    ETF Asks Ferc for Service Authorisation on Rover Laterals


Project targeted for June 1 service

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ETF Asks Ferc for Service Authorisation on Rover Laterals

Energy Transfer Partners asked the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Ferc) May 25 for approval to place several laterals of its Rover Pipeline project in service ahead of the targeted June 1 in-service date for the 3.25bn ft3/day interstate gas pipeline system.

Specifically, Rover wants Ferc to issue in-service authorisation on the Burgettstown lateral in eastern Ohio no later than the morning of May 31 so that contractual arrangements can be completed in time for service to begin June 1. It has also asked for in-service authorisations from the commission “as soon as possible” on a number of other laterals, connectors and mainline segments.

In its request for authorisations, Rover said that restoration work at a number of sites along the pipeline’s route were continuing and would be substantially completed by the end of July.

Rover is a 1,140 km pipeline crossing parts of West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania designed to deliver Marcellus and Utica shale gas to markets across the US and into the Dawn gas storage hub in southern Ontario.

Ferc is closed May 28 for the US Memorial Day holiday.