Anchor shippers have signed up for about 500,000 Dth/d of incremental capacity on the market path segment of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.'s (TGP) Northeast Energy Direct Project (NED) project to serve New England utilities and power generators with Marcellus Shale natural gas (see Daily GPI, Dec. 8, 2014). The market path segment of the project runs from Wright, NY, to Dracut, MA, and beyond and is scalable to 1.2 Bcf/d, or ultimately 2.2 Bcf/d. A project in-service date of November 2018 is planned, the Kinder Morgan Inc. pipeline said. Anchor shippers with binding precedent agreements include National Grid, 186,963 Dth/d; Liberty Utilities, 115,000 Dth/d; Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, 114,300 Dth/d; Connecticut Natural Gas Corp., Southern Connecticut Gas Corp., The Berkshire Gas Co., The City of Westfield Gas & Electric Light Department and others. TGP is continuing to negotiate with potential NED shippers, including electric distribution companies, and expects to announce additional commitments.