The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has informed Energy Transfer Partners that it must stop work on a portion of the 700-mile Rover Pipeline, until it is in compliance with its water quality permit.
The work stoppage resulted from sediment and erosion control measures that did not comply with West Virginia water regulations. The issues were found during construction of the Sherwood Lateral and compressor station.
The pipeline will transport up to 3.25 billion cubic feet /day of natural gas to markets in the Midwest, Northeast, East Coast, Gulf Coast and Canada. The pipeline is expected to be operational in November, and an ETP spokesperson told Reuters the company did not expect any changes to the timeline.