More time needed for review of Ky. pipeline proposal

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DANVILLE, Ky. — A federal agency says it needs more time to complete an environmental review of a proposal to convert a natural gas pipeline to one that would carry natural gas liquids.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says it now plans to complete the review by Nov. 2. The agency had originally planned to finish the review in September.

The proposal has caused concerns in some communities about safety and the Danville City Commission passed a resolution opposing the conversion.

Kinder Morgan has said the company would examine the pipeline closely, upgrade any areas in need and thoroughly test it before returning it to service.

The existing pipeline runs through 18 counties, from Greenup in the northeast to Simpson in south-central Kentucky.