Governor Sean Parnell issued a statement after the U.S. Department of Energy announced the Alaska LNG project is exempt from a new rule changing how the department handles LNG export permissions.
The exemption greatly streamlines the Alaska LNG project application.
“This is a clear signal the Alaska LNG Project is gaining momentum,” Parnell said.
“I appreciate Secretary Ernest Moniz’s commitment to the project and am glad to hear the Energy Department strongly supports an Alaska gasline. The Alaska LNG Project will create thousands of Alaska jobs, and fuel homes and businesses from the North Slope to Fairbanks and across dozens of communities in Alaska. The secretary clearly recognizes Alaska is an emerging natural gas province.”
Press Release, August 22, 2014; Image: gov.state.ak.us