Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline by the Numbers
- The 417-mile project across 5 states includes 312 miles of new “greenfield” pipeline routes.
- The 36-inch diameter pipe’s capacity can transport up to 2 billion cubic feet of gas daily
- At 1460 psi, this would be one of highest pressure gas lines in USA. An accident or rupture of the pipeline could cause a blast zone of up to 900 feet
- The 120,000 HP compressor stations proposed to be sited in Deerfield and Townsend would be among the largest in USA, generating noise and vibrations while operating 24/7.
- The proposal would increase the natural gas consumption in New England by more than 50% at a time when state policy calls for a drastic reduction in our reliance on fossil fuels. Natural gas already makes up over 67% of the energy type mix.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission:
- Docket PF14-22 for Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct : <== enter PF14-22 in Docket box
- FERC Citizen Guide to Natural Gas Projects
Kinder Morgan’s Project Website: http://www.kindermorgan.com/business/gas_pipelines/east/neenergydirect/
Local and Statewide Groups formed in response to the Northeast Energy Direct proposal:
Established Advocacy Groups focusing on this pipeline and clean energy issues
Other Pertinent Background
Low Demand Scenario Study for Massachusettts
Background Investigation of Pipeline Politics
Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act – progress report
Into Thin Air, Conservation Law Foundation Report on Gas Leaks
MA Clean Energy Center, 2014 Clean Energy Industry Report, including job growth
McKinsey Report: Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy
Pipeline bibliography curated by Dennis Eklof of Groton