By Chelsea Feinstein,
November 7, 2014

LOWELL - Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is considering alternate routes for its proposed natural-gas pipeline, and has postponed 12 open houses that were scheduled for November and December to allow stakeholders time to consider additional information on the project, including those routes.

Company spokesman Richard Wheatley said the extra time would allow residents, officials and others interested in the project to review new maps, environmental-impact reports and alternate routes that the company filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Wednesday.