(This update, provided by the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor’s office, is part of an ongoing effort to help keep the public informed about the Alaska LNG project.)
The Alaska Gasline Development Corp.'s LNG project application and accompanying resource reports are available online at the Kenai Peninsula Borough website:http://www.kpb.us/mayor/lng-project/lng-project-updates/1028-lng-project-application-files-available-online.
The state corporation filed its application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 17, 2017. The more than 140 files include the latest project overview, proposed construction and operational plans, environmental reports and maps for the North Slope gas treatment plant, 807-mile pipeline through the center of the state, and the natural gas liquefaction plant and LNG export terminal proposed in Nikiski.
Some of the files are large and download time will vary with your Internet connection speed.
The Kenai Borough later this week will distribute to its email list (and post to its website) a project update and summary of the application.
The state of Alaska has taken over management of the project from North Slope oil and gas producers ExxonMobil, BP and ConocoPhillips, with the intent of proceeding to a construction decision by 2019 and first LNG exports in 2024. In addition to FERC’s preparation of an environmental impact statement and regulatory decision, that schedule is dependent on the state corporation’s success in signing up investors and customers, securing financing for the multibillion-dollar project, and favorable global LNG market conditions.
A few of the appendices to the reports (mostly data sheets) are too large to easily accommodate on the Kenai Borough server. If you are interested in these documents, contact Larry Persily in the mayor's office at firstname.lastname@example.org. All of the reports also are available from the FERC website at http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/fercgensearch.asp. Enter CP17-178 for the docket number.