FERC issues draft EIS for Alaska LNG

FERC issues draft EIS for Alaska LNG
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The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said it has prepared this draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Alaska LNG project proposed by the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC).

State-owned AGDC leads the project that includes a gas treatment plant located at Prudhoe Bay, an 807-mile pipeline to Southcentral Alaska with offtakes for in-state use and a 20 million ton per annum natural gas liquefaction facility in Nikiski that will produce LNG for export.

FERC said in its notice that the project construction and operation would result in temporary, long-term, and permanent impacts on the environment. Most impacts would not be significant or would be reduced to less than significant levels with the implementation of proposed or recommended avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures, but some impacts would be adverse and significant.

Commenting on the draft EIS, AGDC’s interim president Joe Dubler said that the development represents progress towards obtaining the authorization required to build and operate the project.

“We will now begin to thoroughly examine this comprehensive document to understand the commission’s recommendations,” Dubler said.

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