Rover Pipeline paid $4 million to Wood County in 2018


The Rover Pipeline paid more than $4 million to Wood County in annual property taxes for 2018, with more
than $69 million paid across the state, according to a press release issued by the company.
Across the full four-state project, the pipeline paid nearly $73 million in annual property taxes, and is
expected to pay more than $180 million across the entire route in property taxes for 2019. This takes
into account the full operations of the pipeline going service in the last quarter of 2018.
The property taxes generated by the pipeline are paid to the local taxing authorities, which are then
responsible for distributing the money based on the individual taxing guidelines set forth by each
taxing jurisdiction, or county.
The property taxes are based on the actual value of the pipeline which is the sum total of the materials
used to build the pipeline, labor costs and other considerations.
These taxes are paid annually while the pipeline is in service and are used to support local needs such
as schools, libraries, roads, hospitals, health departments and senior citizen centers.
Construction on the 713-mile pipeline was completed in sections with the first section going into
operation in August 2017, and the full project going into service November.
The project is currently transporting an average of more than 3 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas
from processing plants in West Virginia, Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania to the Midwest Hub near
Defiance, for delivery to markets across the U.S., as well as to the Union Gas Dawn Storage Hub in
Ontario, Canada.
Additionally, Rover has donated more than $375,000 to a variety of local non-profits and emergency
management associations along the route, which includes the Ann Arbor YMCA, the Mountaineer Food Bank
and the Ohio 4H Youth.
Together, these donations and the annual property taxes are part of an ongoing commitment by Rover
Pipeline to be a good neighbor, business partner and a valued member of communities along the route.

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