After ensuring that Alaska’s gas could go to Alaskans first, Governor Sean Parnell lauded Alaska’s LNG project for applying to export liquefied natural gas. The application was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy.
“We are building Alaska’s future with a gasline to heat our homes and fuel Alaska’s businesses,” Governor Parnell said. “Alaska’s LNG Project is on the right track with hundreds of Alaskans out in the field this summer working to secure permits and hundreds more working to refine the engineering and design challenges of the project. I am committed to getting Alaska’s gas to Alaskans and then to markets beyond. I look forward to continued progress on this important project.”
The application requests authorization to export up to 20 million metric tons per year of LNG for a period of 30 years. The application seeks to export to countries that have existing free trade agreements with the U.S. and to non-free trade agreement countries.
Press Release, July 22, 2014; Image: gov.alaska.gov