The Alaska LNG Summit 2012 is a unique event bringing together leading industry and government decision makers to showcase real opportunities for Alaska’s natural gas resources, how it can contribute to economic growth through domestic use and LNG export to Asia Pacific. The Summit will take place September 13-14 in Valdez. For more information, visit the website.
Alaska Gasline Port Authority Releases results of a Comparison of Risk Analysis of Shipping LNG from Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet
This just completed study was performed by a ship pilot with 26 years of experience with over 5,000 vessel movements in Alaska. The study evaluated Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet Ports for the potential of operating large Liquefied Natural Gas (LLNG) tankers. It also evaluated tides, ice, wind, dredging requirements, the increased size of LNG tankers as well as existing infrastructure required to safely support operation of the largest LNG tankers in the world. Continue reading
JUNEAU — A co-chair of the Senate Resources Committee says he thinks lawmakers weighing in-state natural gas pipeline proposals need to see what happens with a major gas line effort.
Sen. Tom Wagoner says talk of in-state gas projects is premature until there’s a better sense for whether the big line is moving forward.
Editor’s note: Les Gara is an Alaska State House Representative. The following commentary appeared in his legislative e-newsletter on March 22, 2012.
This week we started debating a gasline option that should be our last option of desperation, not our first option of choice. It’s a gasline that at least one executive of a company exploring in Cook Inlet testified will chill today’s option in Cook Inlet gas exploration, which is active, and which we should not stifle.
Article VIII, Sections 1 and 2 of Alaska’s Constitution mandate that Alaska’s resources are to be developed to the maximum use and benefit of its people.
Following the discovery of oil on Alaska’s North Slope in the late 1960’s, we Alaskans held our breath watching the daily progress of the ice breaking oil tanker, the SS Manhattan, as it carried a single barrel of North Slope crude oil towards the New York Harbor. Although it ultimately reached its destination, we cheered at the announcement that this route was a non-commercially viable option for moving Alaska’s oil off the North Slope.