Alaska LNG Partners Begin Summer Field Work

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ExxonMobil, BP, ConocoPhillips and TransCanada have begun summer field work associated with a staged pre-frontend engineering design for the Alaska South Central LNG project. This summer field work will employ approximately 150 people.
  Since the joint work began in March 2012, the companies expect to spend $80 – $100 million by year-end 2013. This builds upon more than $700 million in past work by the collective companies, including the joint Alaska Gas Producer Pipeline Team effort in 2001-02, the Denali Project and APP (including the State’s contribution through AGIA).
  The summer field work consists of studies to collect and analyze environmental and other scientific data required to support future regulatory filings that are key to the approval of this $45-65+ billion project. The study area will be along a potential pipeline route north of Livengood, a distance of approximately 400 miles.
  “The summer field work is a key activity to support the project’s engineering, design and cost estimation work while also gathering data required for permitting the project,” said Steve Butt, senior project manager. “It is another significant step forward for the SC LNG project, further demonstrating the commitment and capabilities of the sponsor companies.”
  The companies confirmed in a February 15, 2013 letter to Governor Parnell they had reached an important milestone in selecting a project concept that includes an 800-mile, 42-inch pipeline, up to eight compression stations, at least five take-off points for in-state gas delivery, a gas treatment plant located on the North Slope and a liquefaction plant in the south-central region. The teams are building on the agreed concept with technical work to prepare the project for more detailed engineering and design work, consistent with previously released plan phases.