Rover Pipe Flows: Where Does the Gas Come From? Where Does it Go?

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We brought you news today about Rover Pipeline and a possible second drilling mud spill in the Tuscarawas River area (see OEPA Continues to Hassle Rover Pipe, Claims 2nd Spill Near River). The Ohio EPA continues its quest to hassle Rover. So we thought it fitting to bring you information about how Rover has, in the short few months it has been operating, changed the natural gas picture in the Midwest. Rover Pipeline is the largest pipeline being built in the Utica/Marcellus region (capacity-wise). When done, Rover will flow 3.25 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of Utica and Marcellus Shale gas to various points west and (eventually) north, into Canada. With the latest portions of Rover going online in December and with much of the pipeline as it traverses Ohio done, the pipeline now flows 1.7 Bcf/d–half of what it will eventually flow, by the end of March this year. The ace team at RBN Energy recently researched where all that gas is coming from, and where it’s flowing to, along Rover. We found it fascinating and think you will too…

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