FERC Continues to Block Rover Laterals Until Restoration Work Done

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continues to play hardball with Energy Transfer over the Rover Pipeline. FERC refuses to allow four Rover laterals–feeder pipelines to shuttle gas from where it’s produced into the main Rover pipeline–to start up (see FERC Plays Hardball with Rover – Refuses to Certify 4 Laterals). The reason? ET hasn’t, according to FERC, lived up to its word on restoration work. Things like smoothing over the dirt and replanting grass and other vegetation over top of the buried pipeline. In a letter to FERC on Tuesday, ET said more work will be completed by the end of this month. In other words, “We’re bustin’ our hump here, please please please let us start up those laterals.” So far, silence from FERC. The game of hardball continues…

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