Midstream company Energy Transfer Partners said Thursday it is planning a new pipeline to connect Marcellus and Utica shale production to Canada and the Gulf Coast.
Meanwhile, Range Resources, a drilling company with operations in the shale plays, inked multiple deals to ship natural gas and ethane on one of Energy Transfer‘s projects and others targeting production from the northeastern shale plays.
Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners approved building a new pipeline to transport natural gas from processing facilities in the prolific Marcellus and Utica. The company said it signed long-term agreements with multiple shippers and is launching a binding open season for drillers to reserve space on the pipeline system.
The planned natural gas pipeline, called ET Rover Pipeline, is currently sized to transport 2.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). Depending on additional shipper commitments, the project could be expanded to transport up to 3.25 Bcf/d.
Energy Transfer said the three largest shippers on the project are American Energy–Utica, Antero Resources and Range Resources. American Energy and Antero Resources both have options to purchase non-operating equity interests in the project, according to Energy Transfer Partners.