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Energy Transfer Partners, located in Dallas, announced June 26 that its Board of Directors approved a plan to build a pipeline to transport natural gas from processing facilities in the Marcellus and Utica shale areas.

ETP has secured capacity commitments from producers who have "significant" acreage positions in the Utica and Marcellus shale plays, which are located in the Appalachian Basin. The first approximately 400 miles of the project will enable gas to flow from processing plants and interconnections in Pennsylvania,West Virginia and Ohio to interconnection points with ETP’s existing Panhandle Eastern pipeline and another Midwest pipeline near Defiance, Ohio.

ETP also announced it has signed long-term agreements with multiple shippers and will launch a binding Open Season, which will give potential customers the opportunity to sign up for a portion of capacity rights while allowing ETP to gauge the market. The company has been negotiating with numerous shippers who have expressed interest in contracting capacity in the Open Season.

The three largest shippers on the project are: American Energy–Utica LLC, Antero Resources Corporation and Range Resources Corporation. ETP’s binding Open Season for shippers to secure capacity on the ETP pipeline will begin June 27. Pending the results of the Open Season, ETP plans to have initial service to the Midwest Hub located near Defiance, Ohio and Gulf Coast markets by the fourth quarter of 2016, and the remaining service to markets in Michigan and Canada by the second quarter of 2017.