Williams pipeline has secured land deals in nine Kentucky counties

|About: Williams Companies Inc (WMB)|By:, SA News Editor

The Bluegrass natural gas pipeline in Kentucky reportedly has secured land-use deals in parts of nine of 13 counties along its proposed path; Williams Cos. (WMB +0.7%) is one of the energy firms behind the project.

The path would bypass property owned by a Roman Catholic abbey in central Kentucky after the monks who live there refused to allow surveyors on their land.

Environmental groups and local residents oppose the project, which would build a 24-inch thick underground pipeline to carry natural gas liquids from Ohio and Pennsylvania to an existing connection in Kentucky that runs to the Gulf of Mexico.