The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation has filed an application with FERC to obtain a Natural Gas Act Section 3 permit for the Alaska LNG project.
The Alaska LNG project is an integrated gas infrastructure development consisting of three major components: a gas treatment plant located at Prudhoe Bay, an 800-mile pipeline to Southcentral Alaska with up to five offtakes for in-state use, and a natural gas liquefaction plant in Nikiski to produce liquefied natural gas for export.
“Today’s FERC filing marks a major milestone in moving the Alaska LNG project forward,” said AGDC President Keith Meyer. “This is the culmination of over one million man hours invested in project engineering and design, more than 193,000 acres mapped, over 300 streams surveyed, thousands of boreholes drilled along the proposed route, and approximately 50,000 pages of material submitted to FERC.”
The project will free 35 trillion cubic feet of proven natural gas resources stranded on the North Slope. Once operational, the liquefaction plant will be authorized to process 20 million tons of LNG per year for export.
AGDC also filed major permit applications with four additional federal agencies, including the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, and National Marine Fisheries Service.