Ohio regulator concerned about potential for new spills from Rover pipeline

Ohio environmental regulators tell the FERC that the state has significant concerns about the potential for a spill as Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) works on the Rover natural gas pipeline.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says it learned this week that 148K gallons of drilling fluid were “lost down the hole” that ETP is drilling under the Tuscarawas River, the same site as a spill last April of 2M gallons of drilling fluids which led FERC to temporarily ban ETP from new horizontal drilling.

“We are deeply concerned this second drill under the Tuscarawas River is heading towards a similar outcome which resulted in the previous release to the environment," the regulator says in a new FERC filing.

Nguồn: seekingalpha.com