The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted Rover Pipeline LLC permission to begin service on the three remaining compressor units at a compressor station for the 3.25-Bcf/d natural gas pipeline project out of the Marcellus Shale region.
The Dec. 8 authorization covers units at the Rover project's Mainline Compressor Station 1 in Carroll County, Ohio. The additional units will help to increase the Rover pipeline's gas transportation capacity from approximately 680 MMcf/d to 1.2 Bcf/d, according to earlier filings on the project.
FERC allowed Rover to begin partial service on the pipeline in August. Rover listed an estimated date for full commercial service on the entire $4.2 billion pipeline at the end of the first quarter of 2018. Rover is a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners LP. (FERC docket CP15-93)