ET Rover Pipeline Planned Through Local Area
ET Rover Pipeline LLC (ET Rover) has announced that maps of the proposed natural gas pipeline are now available in libraries in each West Virginia county through which the route currently passes.
Locally, they area available at the Tyler County Public Library in Middlebourne and the New Martinsville Public Library. The proposed route practically runs through the center of Tyler County, but only catches the southwest corner of Wetzel County before going beneath the Ohio River and entering Monroe County.
The approximately 810-mile natural gas pipeline is proposed to connect the rapidly expanding Marcellus and Utica Shale production areas to markets serving the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Gulf Coast regions of the United States, or for export to Canada. From the Canadian hub facility located in Dawn, Canada, natural gas will be supplied back to the United States for delivery to the Northeastern United States, Great Lakes Region, and the Canadian Provinces.
The Rover Pipeline Project will enable the flow of natural gas from processing plants and interconnections in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio to points of interconnection with Energy Transfer’s existing Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line and other Midwest pipeline interconnects near Defiance, Ohio.
They anticipate construction to begin in January 2016. The approximately $4.3 billion project will create a temporary workforce of up to 10,000 construction jobs and an estimated $153 million in tax revenue paid yearly to the states and counties crossed by the pipeline while it is in operation. ET Rover is designed to transport up to 3.25 billion cubic feet per day of domestically produced natural gas.
The Rover Pipeline is being designed to transport 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day through approximately 800 miles of 36-inch and 42-inch pipeline. ET Rover will also need to build compression and metering stations along its route. Tentatively, the Rover Pipeline has plans for four mainline compressor stations and five lateral compressor stations.
Maps are available in either the adult reference department or public documents area of each library and are for reference only.
Additional information on the project can be found on the ET Rover Pipeline website at “http://www.energytransfer.com/ops_etrover.aspx”>www.energytransfer.com/ops_etrover.aspx or by calling the project’s toll-free number at 1-888-844-3718.