Rover Pipeline

JEFF ST.CLAIR / WKSU

The Ohio EPA on Wednesday turned over of $2.3 million in civil penalties against the owners of the Rover pipeline enforcement to the Ohio Attorney General’s office.

WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports on the latest in ongoing disputes with the pipeline operators.

Energy Transfer Partners

Activity in Ohio’s Utica Shale play has been slowly increasing in 2017 as long-term infrastructure projects, like pipelines and processing plants, have come on line.

Facilities to process production from Utica shale wells, and pipes to move it to customers, have been under construction for years. 

Shawn Bennett of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association says those are now mostly in place or will be soon. And he says that has a two-fold value.

Former Akron Police Chief James Nice
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU public radio

Here are your headlines for Friday, September 1:

photo of Natural Gas Pipeline
SPECTRA ENERGY

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the NEXUS natural gas pipeline, which would run across parts of Summit and Stark Counties.

The move late Friday allows NEXUS to build a 36-inch diameter pipeline to carry natural gas from the Utica and Marcellus shales to users in Ohio, Michigan and Canada along a 255-mile route.

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OHIO EPA

An analysis from Bloomberg finds that the Rover Pipeline has received more environmental violations than any other major interstate natural gas pipeline built in the past two years. That includes damage in Ohio.

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