The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said Jan. 4 that it was extending the comment period for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline. Northeast Energy Direct (NED) natural gas pipeline project until Jan. 15.
The extended comment period for the Kinder Morgan company (NYSE:KMI) project was extended in part because of FERC website problems over the recent holiday, FERC said.
“Due to an inadvertent error, during December 24-27, 2015 and December 31, 2015-January 3, 2016, those seeking to use eFiling and eComment on www.ferc.gov were unable to do so,” FERC said.
The approximately $5bn NED Project would expand TGP’s existing, extensive pipeline system in Pennsylvania, New York and New England, by connecting natural gas supplies from northern Pennsylvania to New York and New England markets.
Subject to regulatory approvals, TGP proposes to commence certain construction activities in January of 2017, in anticipation of placing the project facilities in-service on Nov. 1, 2018.