Rover Pipeline Triples Volume of Gas Flowing, Prices Go Up

Phase 1A of the Rover Pipeline has been online for less than a week (see Big Portion of Rover Pipeline Now Up & Running – Thru Most of Ohio). As we reported on Sept. 1st, Energy Transfer planned to initially flow around 211 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of Utica/Marcellus natural gas. However, according to flow data from Genscape (as reported by Natural Gas Intelligence), within a few days the pipeline ramped up and began flowing over 600 MMcf/d–triple the initial volume. The result? The commodity price at the Dominion South trading point popped. Last Friday natural gas at Dominion South was selling for an average of $1.05 per million BTUs (MMBtu). On Tuesday, the price averaged $1.38/MMBtu–a 31% increase. Behold the power of a single, partially completed pipeline!…

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