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Rover Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners and Mount Vernon, Ohio-based Ariel Corporation announced today that Ariel has been awarded the contract to supply 39 natural gas compressors to the Rover Pipeline. The total cost of the contract is estimated at more than $34 million.


Rover Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline that will transport domestically produced natural gas from multiple processing facilities in Northeast Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania to multiple markets in the central United States including Ohio and Michigan. The pipeline also will facilitate natural gas deliveries to markets in the Northeast, Great Lakes and Gulf Coast regions of the United States as well as to Canadian Provinces. The $4.2 billion pipeline is designed to transport up to 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas through 36” and 42” diameter pipeline.

“Energy Transfer has a ‘buy American’ mentality,” said Joey Mahmoud, senior vice president, Energy Transfer Partners and project executive for Rover Pipeline. “We are proud to announce this contract with Ariel as they have been an integral part of the Ohio business community for nearly 50 years. Their deep Ohio ties are especially important to us as more than 200 miles of our proposed route passes through Ohio.

“We are looking forward to becoming an integral part of the Ohio business and civic communities as well through the anticipated 6,500 construction jobs we will be bringing to the state and the 30-40 permanent jobs associated with the Ohio section of our Rover Pipeline.”

Rover Pipeline purchased a combination of Caterpillar natural gas engines and Ariel compressors providing in excess of 211,000 horsepower at nine compressor stations along its proposed 711-mile route.

“Ariel Corporation is proud to play a significant role in our country’s growing energy sector,” said Robert Drews, Director of Marketing. “The depth of our experience and the quality of our products and distribution partners uniquely position us to deliver compressors to support Rover Pipeline’s compression needs.”

Houston-based SEC Energy has been contracted by Rover Pipeline to package the 39 compressor units. SEC is a leading packager of large-scale natural gas compression equipment, and the only company in the industry to offer a full range of gas, electric and dual drive compressors.

Established in 1966 and headquartered in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Ariel Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of separable reciprocating gas compressors utilized by the global energy industry. As a world-class manufacturer, Ariel sets the industry standard through industry-leading research & development, expert design & manufacturing, and unmatched customer support.

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