Backers Of Constitution Pipeline Determined To Push Forward
While one company has shelved plans for a natural gas pipeline from New York into New England, another project following a similar route is poised to proceed. Constitution Pipeline spokesman Christopher Stockton says Thursday that the pipeline from Pennsylvania's shale gas fields to eastern New York is supported by firm customer commitments. On Wednesday, Kinder Morgan cited low gas prices and a lack of contracts with gas distribution companies as it announced it was mothballing its Northeast Energy Direct project. Constitution's construction timetable has been delayed pending New York action on a water quality permit.