LNG Project Meetings in Anchorage, Fairbanks

Two community updates on the Alaska LNG Project are planned for next week as the $45-$65 billion project prepares for its next phase.


Governor Sean Parnell said all parties have now signed onto the agreement which will likely bring a pipeline terminus and liquefaction plant to Nikiski…


Gov. Parnell: “Our job is to move this through the pre-Front End Engineering and Design phase in the next 12-18 months, and assuming all goes well with that, ask the Legislature to review all the work that’s been done and then move into FEED, where the design and engineering work gets done down to kind of the level of the bolts and valves and the real detailed level.”


Since the State will be a stakeholder in the project, we asked Parnell about whether eminent domain would be used to acquire land in Nikiski…


Gov. Parnell: “You know, I haven’t been briefed or considered that particular issue, but certainly I’m a big supporter of private property rights, and giving fair value for that situation, but in this case, we’re not to that stage, yet, and I expect to be able to protect private property rights with this pipeline as well.”


We previously asked the same question of Alaska LNG Project spokesman Steve Butt…


Butt: “Well, eminent domain, it’s a little early for that. We’re probably not at a place where we want to think about that sort of thing.”


Community meetings are scheduled for Tuesday in Anchorage and Thursday in Fairbanks.

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  1. john 11 July, 2014, 08:45

    Yeah, the people who are going to lose out are thinking about it.

    Parnell? He’s ignoring it and issuing platitudes.

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