Kinder Morgan announced on Wednesday that it indefinitely suspended its proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, a project that was inspiring resistance in Albany County as well as elsewhere in the seven states it would have crossed to deliver fracked gas from Pennsylvania to New England. The company said current market forces weighed on the decision.
Albany County is looking for answers from the Tennessee Gas Pipeline and its parent company, Kinder Morgan. Both the county legislature and New Scotland Town Board have passed resolutions calling for information sessions.
The company operating the Tennessee pipeline now carrying natural gas underground through Knox, Berne, New Scotland, and Bethlehem has proposed expanding it by 250 miles starting from Wright in Schoharie County.