natural gas

 

The latest LNG project proposed on the Kenai is the Kenai Cool Down Project. It’s currently going through the federal review process and a public comment period is now open for the environmental review.

 


 

 

 

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.

 

 


Pebble Limited Partnership

 

Last week, opponents of the proposed Pebble Mine spoke to a joint meeting of the Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce. They highlighted concerns about the project’s potential impacts farther away from the actual mine and closer to the planned shipping operations in southwest Cook Inlet, where instead of salmon, opponents are worried about bears and a growing bear viewing industry. This week brought Pebble’s rebuttal.

 

Hilcorp has filed its plans for the coming year with the state and little new work will be done on its Cook Inlet operations. The independent, Texas-based company produced 85% of the gas that came from Cook Inlet last year, with daily production approaching 200 million cubic feet.

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A pending decision from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska could lead to higher rates for South Central natural gas customers.