ETP Says Much (Not All) of Rover Phase I Will Go Online in July

Rover route through Ohio – click for larger version

Last Friday MDN brought you the news that Energy Transfer is changing some of its previously planned underground horizontal directional drilling (HDD) to trenching in order to keep the 711-mile Rover Pipeline project that will run from PA, WV and eastern OH through OH into Michigan and eventually into Canada, on schedule (see Rover Pipeline Converts Some Horizontal Drilling to Trenches Instead). Phase I of the project is the section from eastern Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to the Midwest Hub in Defiance, OH, via what is called Rover’s “Mainline A” segment. That entire segment was supposed to be completed this month–July 2017. Ain’t gonna happen. However, Energy Transfer says a significant portion of Phase I–from Cadiz, OH to Defiance, OH–will be completed this month. That’s a pretty big portion of the Phase I project–essentially spanning the state from eastern OH to northwestern OH. If ET can pull it off, it will be an impressive feat, given delays imposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission…

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