February 12, 2018
Dallas’ Energy Transfer Partners will resume drilling under a river where there had been concerns over the possibility of a spill.
The $4.2 billion Rover Pipeline was stopped by US regulators in January because of claims that drilling fluid had been lost underground.
The company said recently that one of the two Rover pipelines is finished and already in use, and completion of the second line is nearing.
Under an agreement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the twin natural gas pipelines can continue construction across Ohio and into Michigan and West Virginia, but Energy Transfer will be required to test groundwater near its construction sites, including the northeast Ohio Tuscarawas River, to confirm there is no contamination.