Company faced opposition to project in New York and in New Hampshire
Kinder Morgan made the announcement late Wednesday afternoon. In a statement, the company blamed insufficient contractual commitments from companies that distribute natural gas in the region. Kinder Morgan has indefinitely suspended the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project.
Kinder Morgan faced significant challenges and opposition to the project in New York and New Hampshire.
"I think it was a group effort, a wonderful collaboration between pipeline opponents and our local and state legislators and state senators, some of whom went to bat for us in promoting legislation," pipeline opponent Mary Ann Harper said.
U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said she was glad to hear the news.
"I was the first statewide elected official to oppose the pipeline moving forward because of the many unanswered questions and concerns raised by New Hampshire residents who would have been affected by this project, so I am pleased by today's announcement," Ayotte said.
The pipeline would have cut through southern New Hampshire.