Rover, Leach XPress Pipelines Become BFFs to Fix FERC Objection

BFFThis is how it works with adults, those who wear “big boy pants.” A few weeks ago the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) told Energy Transfer that their Rover pipeline, a $3.7 billion, 711-mile Marcellus/Utica natural gas pipeline that will run from PA, WV and eastern OH through OH into Michigan and eventually into Canada, and Columbia Pipeline that their Leach XPress pipeline, running from Marshall County, WV through Ohio to Leach, KY, that a small section where the pipelines cross must be reworked or it’s a “no go” for both projects (see FERC Tells Rover, Leach XPress Pipes to Redesign Routes in SE OH). Faced with the prospect of not getting an approval, both companies got together in a conference room and figured out how to work together–fast. Both companies have just filed a detailed plan with FERC that says the two pipelines will co-locate their pipelines in the same trench for a 13-mile span in Monroe County, OH to avoid the problems outlined by FERC…

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