The Rover Pipeline: Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners’ new $4.2 billion project

Energy Transfer Partners are now trying to get approval for the $4.2 billion Rover Pipeline

  • ETP is the same company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline

  • The Rover Pipeline’s route will span across 713-miles

  • Rover Pipeline will be able to deliver 3.25 billion cubic feet per day of domestic natural gas

Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners are already pushing for another pipeline before finishing the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. TEP’s newest project, the Rover Pipeline LLC, is under review at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The Rover Pipeline’s route will span 713-miles and use Southeastern Ohio, Western West Virginia, and Southwestern Pennsylvania as its originating point. The pipeline stretches across Ohio to an interconnection in Defiance, Ohio, from which it will end in Livingston County, Michigan.

The $4.2 billion Rover Pipeline will transport 3.25 billion cubic feet per day of domestic natural gas to markets in Midwest, Northeast, East Coast, Gulf Coast and Canada. Direct delivery areas include Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, and into the Dawn Hub in Ontario, Canada.

The Rover Pipeline collects natural gas from processing plants located in West Virginia, Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, then makes deliveries to Midwest Hub near Defiance, Ohio. As of now, 68% of the payload is being delivered to Ohio and West Virginia through interconnects with existing pipelines.

The remaining 32% will be delivered to markets in Michigan, via an interconnect with the Vector Pipeline near Livingston County, Michigan. The Vector Pipeline will deliver natural gas to local distribution companies, but will also provide to markets in Dawn Hub in Ontario, Canada.

ETP claims that the Rover Pipeline will provide lower gas prices for Ohio and Michigan, but after watching the broken promises surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline, residents in either state may not want to celebrate just yet.

Initially, the Dakota Access was said to be for Americans, but it would later come out that at least 13 foreign countries will be benefitting from the Dakota Access.

Dakota Access also promised thousands of jobs thanks to the pipeline, which they did deliver. At least during the construction of the pipeline. After completion, the pipeline will offer a significantly lower amount of jobs. The Des Moines Register reported that Iowa would only see 12 to 15 permanent jobs that can be credited to the pipeline.

Months of intense confrontations have occurred in North Dakota following the decision to reroute the pipeline through the Native American’s sacred burial ground instead of through Bismarck like it was originally planned.



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Meko Haze is an independent journalist by day... and an independent journalist by night.

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