FERC has directed Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) to respond to comments from more than two-dozen local government and other entities that have commented in the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline project docket [CP16-21;PF14-22]. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission also said the Kinder Morgan Inc. pipeline’s November certificate filing (see Daily GPI, Nov. 20) “did not provide adequate data for alternative comparisons” and enumerated nine specific requests for additional information. FERC gave TGP 20 days from the date of the Dec. 8 letter to respond. “Also, we expect to be requesting other clarifications or information in the future,” the Commission said. The $5 billion NED project would provide additional pipeline capacity from Appalachia shale basins to Northeast markets.