The federal coordinator's office for Alaska natural gas line projects has posted a new web page on its site to provide an easily accessible collection of public information on the proposed Alaska liquefied natural gas project.
The page includes news about the project, presentations by the project sponsors and consultants to the state of Alaska and the Legislature, maps, images, relevant documents and the federal agency's own reports on the project, LNG markets and global natural gas news.
Oil and gas producers ExxonMobil, BP and ConocoPhillips, the state of Alaska and its pipeline partner, TransCanada, are planning a project to pipe North Slope gas 800 miles to tidewater at Nikiski, on the Kenai Peninsula, where the gas would be supercooled into a liquid and loaded aboard ships for delivery overseas. The cost estimate is $45 billion to $65 billion, with the capacity to export 15 million to 18 million metric tons of LNG a year (as much as 2.4 billion cubic feet of gas per day).
The new web page also includes a glossary of LNG and natural gas terms, and a link to the federal agency's searchable digital library of historical documents going back 40 years covering past attempts at a North Slope gas pipeline project.
"As the sponsors are stepping up their project development work, and as the state of Alaska considers investing in the multibillion-dollar venture, it's important that the public have easy access to as much information as possible," said Larry Persily, federal coordinator for Alaska gas line projects. "This page, along with all the other information on our website, is intended to help keep people informed about the project and about the federal permits and authorizations required."