Bluegrass Pipeline LLC, a joint venture of Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP, extended its binding open season through Jan. 17 to give prospective shippers more time to evaluate the pipeline project and its market outlet options, Bluegrass said. The project would provide natural gas liquids (NGL) transportation capacity from the Marcellus and Utica shales to the petrochemical and export complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast (see Shale Daily,March 7). The open season began Oct. 29. Bluegrass is in a horse race with a competing Marcellus-Gulf Coast NGL pipeline project proposed by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and MarkWest Utica EMG LLC (see Shale Daily,Oct. 17). For documents or information, contact Joe Edgeller with Williams at (918) 573-9917,; or Beth Medlin with Boardwalk at (713) 479-8118,