Energy Transfer Receives FERC Approval to Resume Horizontal Directional Drilling Operations on the Rover Pipeline Project

Oct 13, 2017

The Full Phase 1 of the Project is Estimated to be in Service by the End of the Year

Energy Transfer Partners is pleased to announce that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the company’s request to resume Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) operations along the Rover Pipeline Project.

Drilling operations on nine HDD locations approved by the FERC are expected to begin within the week with an emphasis on the Captina Creek HDD in Belmont County, Ohio. The completion of the Captina Creek HDD will allow the full Phase 1 portion of Rover from Seneca, Ohio, to Defiance, Ohio, to be placed into service by the end of the year. Phase 1a of the Rover Project from Cadiz, Ohio, to Defiance, Ohio, was successfully put into service on August 31, 2017.

When completed, this important 713-mile pipeline will transport up to 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Marcellus and Utica Shale production areas to markets across the United States as well as into Union Gas Dawn Storage Hub in Ontario, Canada.

The Rover Pipeline Project will continue to work with the FERC to adhere to the requirements outlined in its approval and look forward to successfully placing the full project into service in the end of the first quarter of 2018.

Forward Looking Statement

This press release may include certain statements concerning expectations for the future that are forward-looking statements as defined by federal law. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond management’s control. An extensive list of factors that can affect future results are discussed in ETP’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K and other documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ETP undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect new information or events.


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