By Scott Waldman 11:18 a.m. | Feb. 6, 2014
The 250-mile Northeast Expansion pipeline would cross Albany, Rensselaer and Columbia counties before it enters Massachusetts, according to a map of the project obtained by Capital.
The application is still in the planning stages and has not yet been filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which would have oversight of the project, said Richard Wheatley, a spokesman for Kinder Morgan, the company that has proposed the pipeline. Kinder Morgan has already begun approaching landowners in Massachusetts and will soon do so in New York, Wheatley said.
The proposed pipeline would connect to a pipeline in Schoharie county and cross to Berkshire County in Massachusetts. Wheatley said customer and shipping commitments are needed before the project moves forward. He cautioned that the first draft of the maps do not show the exact route yet.