Alaska Gasline Development Corporation

 

By this time next year, the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation may itself have run out of gas. With no additional funding from the legislature, the group it put together a decade ago to try and get a gas line built from the North Slope is quickly shedding workers and preparing to back away from that effort.

 

 


Redoubt Reporter

The effort to bring a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to Nikiski may be running out of gas. Market conditions have changed a lot in the six years since the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation was formed by the legislature. In a presentation to a joint meeting of the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce Wednesday, former Borough Chief of Staff Larry Persily, who has tracked this and previous plans for an instate gas line over the years, laid out the numerous challenges that he says make the project next to impossible, at least for now.

 

 


Redoubt Reporter

 

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation spent a lot of 2018 talking about how much progress it was prepared to make on an instate gas line in 2019 and beyond. But investors are still being sought and an environmental impact statement due in February is no guarantee that permits will be issued.

 

 


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With a new administration set to begin work in Juneau next month, state leadership for the AK LNG project is beginning to change, too.

 

The AK LNG project got a slight boost from federal regulators this week. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, will release its draft environmental impact statement a month ahead of schedule, in February next year.

 

This week, we’re talking about the AK LNG Project with the president of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, Keith Meyer and AGDC’s senior vice president of program management, Frank Richards.


Alaska Gasline Development Corporation

 

After years of waiting, Nikiski residents finally found out what path the Kenai Spur highway will take around the proposed AK LNG plant Wednesday night.

 

 

Shaylon Cochran/KDLL

 

The Alaska LNG plant in Nikiski won’t be built with the Kenai Spur highway on its current path. Monday night, the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation was in town to talk about the options for relocating the Spur and take a few questions.

 

 


 

The state may have a new dance partner for the AK LNG Project. Governor Bill Walker tweeted over the weekend about meetings he had with the heads of some North Slope producers.