As we reported, State House speaker Mike Chenault and Representative Mike Hawker introduced House Bill 4, legislation to forward an instate natural gas project though the Alaska Gasline Development Cooperation.
Speaker Chenault(R-Nikiski): “House Bill 4, that Representative Hawker introduced, is basically a toolbox full of tools that allows them to get to, what we hope, will be a successful open season. We will see, are there buyers for the gas that Alaska has, and do we have some sellers that want to put together a multiple billion dollar project, to bring gas to Alaskans and to other areas whether that be LNG to foreign ports, or Hawaii, or where ever that may be, we’ll know that after an open season.”
Chenault was a guest on KSRM’s “Sound Off” this morning, along with Hawker who cleared up some common misconceptions about HB4
Rep. Hawker(R-S. Anchorage): “What I’d say is I think the greatest misconception is that’s being perpetrated, is that there’s any other project other there that’s moving forward. The only project on the deck today in the state of Alaska that’s made substantial, tangible progress is the instate natural gas pipeline, being proposed by the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. The other great misconception, are that somehow this project is a small pipeline, it’s a 36-inch pipeline. To quote the speaker, anywhere in the world that would be a huge pipeline, and somehow it’s being mischaracterized as a small pipeline.”