Northeast Energy Direct Project Update
November 6, 2014
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (TGP) is postponing the start of the NED Project open houses that had been scheduled for November and December 2014 so that the public, towns and communities and other stakeholders along the proposed route will have additional time to examine the information and detailed maps in the draft Resource Reports 1 and 10 that were submitted to the FERC on November 5.
For the past several months, TGP has evaluated route alternatives for the proposed NED Project pipeline facilities that place a significant emphasis on siting the pipeline facilities along existing utility corridors in previously disturbed areas. The company has analyzed alternatives through aerial photography and desktop data, as well as ground reconnaissance in order to compare alternatives against the proposed route as discussed in the draft Resource Reports 1 and 10. As a result of our alternatives analysis, TGP has determined that a few alternative routes are viable, and they will continue to be evaluated.
As promised, TGP has listened and heard the concerns expressed during 39 town hall meetings to date, numerous meetings with public officials, as well as with state and local agencies. TGP looks forward to continuing these efforts in a cooperative manner.
You can access updated information regarding this project, which has been assigned Docket No. PF14-22-000 through FERC’s eLibrary at www.FERC.gov<http://www.FERC.gov>. We plan to continue to keep you updated about project-related activities in your area that may be of interest to you or your constituents. Please contact me with any questions or if you would like additional information. Thank you.
Vice President, Public Affairs
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
8 Anngina Dr.
Enfield, CT 06082