The Rover Pipeline has received the green light from federal authorities to become fully operational.

Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners announced in a news release late Wednesday that its supply lines connecting to the pipeline from Burgettstown, Pa., and Majorsville, W.Va., have been approved for service by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The actions allow for the pipeline to begin serving all of its long-haul contractual commitments starting Sept. 1.

The main portion of the 713-mile Rover route, consisting of two 42-inch pipelines, crosses the southern portions of Wayne and Stark counties. It transports gas processed from the Marcellus and Utica Shale areas of West Virginia, eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania to a hub near Defiance. From there, the pipeline turns northward and ends in southeastern Michigan, where it connects to the Vector Pipeline.