Parnell flip to LNG over gas pipeline causes a stir

Parnell flip to LNG over gas pipeline causes a stir

Gov. Sean Parnell caused a stir when he announced support in a speech in Anchorage Oct. 27 for taking a new look at a pipeline across Alaska to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in a “southern Alaska” port (note there was no preference for Valdez or Kenai.) While the governor’s comments were significant as a long-delayed deviation from his support of the 48-inch pipeline to Alberta being worked by TransCanada  and ExxonMobil, a close reading of what the governor…

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Progress made on state’s plan for 24-inch gas pipeline from slope

Progress made on state’s plan for 24-inch gas pipeline from slope

Progress is being made on the state’s 24-inch gas pipeline project. A 474-mile state right-of-way was granted to the state’s planned 24-inch gas pipeline July 25, and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the $7.5 billion project is due in August. The Alaska Gasline Development Corp., a state corporation planning the project, hopes for a final EIS by early 2012, but it will still be a while before dirt is turned. More engineering and technical studies are needed, which will…

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Doyon will continue gas exploration in Nenana Basin near Fairbanks

Doyon will continue gas exploration in Nenana Basin near Fairbanks

Doyon, Ltd., the Interior Alaska Native regional corporation, is planning new seismic work this winter in the northern part of the Nenana Basin, an Interior Alaska basin about 60 miles west of Fairbanks that is considered gas prone but also has oil potential. About 120 miles of two-dimensional seismic is planned for this winter. Doyon is an Alaska Native development corporation with about 11 million acres of surface and subsurface land holdings in Interior Alaska. The Nenana Basin project is…

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Slope-Fairbanks LNG trucking will complicate state “bullet” gas line

Slope-Fairbanks LNG trucking will complicate state “bullet” gas line

The announcement by Golden Valley Electric Association and Flint Hills Resources Aug. 5 that they will pursue a liquefied natural gas trucking operation from the North Slope may complicate the state’s proposal to build a 24-inch natural gas pipeline from the slope. The pipeline, being planned by the Alaska Natural Gas Development Corp., or AGDC, would pass near Fairbanks en route to Southcentral Alaska. The state’s gas pipeline couldn’t be built and delivering gas until 2019, however, assuming a very…

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