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Kinder Morgan Formally Withdraws Northeast Pipeline Application

The path of the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline
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The path of the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline

Kinder Morgan formally withdrew its federal application for its Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline Monday after announcing in April that it was suspending work on the $3.3 billion project.The Houston-based company pulled the plug on the project saying it did not receive the customer commitments it anticipated. The pipeline would’ve run from New York’s Capital Region through Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Company public affairs director Richard Wheatley spoke with WAMC News in April.

“Our goal is to work with customers and explore alternative solutions to address their needs and help them assess and find capacity and provide that capacity if possible,” said Wheatley.

Kinder Morgan’s two years of planning was met by steady public and political opposition.

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