Last Thursday, the state’s in-state gas caucus met in Anchorage to receive an update from the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. on their proposed instate natural gas project.
We spoke to State House Speaker, Mike Chenault
Speaker Chenault(R-Nikiski): “AGDC, the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, has further refined their plans to move away from a liquids line, a high pressure liquid line to a lower pressure dry gas line, that would offer Alaskans more opportunities, to communities along the route of the pipeline to tie into. Main reason being is that the gas liquids, there doesn’t appear to be a market right now for them, and the cost associated with providing high pressure liquids line are higher than a low pressure dry line.”
The Nikiski republican said that this is a positive move forward..
Speaker Chenault(R-Nikiski): “I think it’s moving in the right direction, they’re systematically going down through their options, and refining the project, which is what the design does. At the end of the day, I think they bring forward a project that has good possibilities of actually being built.”