The Millennium Pipeline Company is trimming back its plans for the development of a natural gas transmission line through the Southern Tier and Central New York.

Company officials say based on market demand, the planned pipeline along the Interstate 81 corridor will not include the section that had been proposed to run from Cortland County to the Town of Onondaga.

There had been strong opposition to the high-pressure natural gas delivery system but the company says tis decision has nothing to do with the protests.

The pipeline has been looking to develop the line from Endicott to Syracuse to deliver natural gas from the Marcellus Shale play to points in New England.

The company has postponed its second phase development in Central New York but says the project is still in the works.