Second natural gas pipeline planned to cross Stark

A second interstate pipeline is being planned to ship natural gas from the Utica and Marcellus shale regions across Stark County.Energy Transfer’s planned Rover Pipeline would carry up to 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio, according to the project website.The main pipeline would leave the gas-processing plant in Leesville, cut across the northeastern edge of Tuscarawas County, then head west across southern Stark and Wayne counties on its way to the Midwest Hub in Defiance, according to a project map. From there, more pipeline would be built to take natural gas to Michigan and Canada.In total, the Rover mainline will include 380 miles of 36-inch and 42-inch diameter pipe and five compressor stations, plus 197 miles of supply laterals ranging in diameter from 24 to 42 inches, according to the project website.If approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the mainline from Leesville to Defiance is expected to open by December 2016. The section between Defiance and the Union Gas Hub in Canada would begin serving the Michigan and Ontario markets in June 2017.American Energy-Utica, Antero Resources and Range Resources will be the largest shippers on the Rover pipeline, according to an Energy Transfer press release. Energy Transfer is based in Dallas, Texas.Another proposed pipeline, the NEXUS Gas Transmission Project, would cross eastern and northern Stark County, to deliver up to 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day from the Kensington processing plant in Columbiana County to Michigan and Canada. That project is seeking more users and still needs federal approval.

via Second natural gas pipeline planned to cross Stark – Business – Times Reporter – New Philadelphia, OH.

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