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Alaska LNG files export application

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The Alaska LNG project has submitted an application to export LNG to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

ExxonMobil has confirmed that the Alaska LNG project will seek to export up to 20 million tpa of LNG. The LNG project will export LNG for a period of 30 years to countries that have existing free trade agreements (FTA) with the US, as well as to non-FTA countries.

Steve Butt, Senior Project Manager, said: “This is a significant milestone for the Alaska LNG project and demonstrates continued progress toward developing Alaska’s resources […] Filing of an export application is a critical step in commercializing North Slope natural gas.”

According to a study by NERA Economic Consulting, submitted in support of the application, the Alaska LNG project would have “unequivocally positive” economic impacts in Alaska and the US.

The Alaska LNG project is anticipated to create up to 15 000 jobs during construction and approximately 1000 jobs for operation of the project.

The proposed LNG project facilities include:

  • A liquefaction plant and terminal in the Nikiski area on the Kenai Peninsula.
  • An 800-mile, 42 in. pipeline.
  • Up to eight compression stations.
  • At least five take-off points for in-state gas delivery.
  • A gas treatment plant located on the North Slope.

The Alaska LNG project participants are the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) and affiliates of TransCanada, BP, ConocoPhillips, and ExxonMobil. The LNG project is now in the pre-front-end engineering and design phase, which is expected to be completed in 2016.

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