LNG Project LLC Receives Conditional Authorization to Export LNG to
Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries
1, 2015--The Alaska LNG project
marks another significant milestone with today’s announcement by the
United States Department of Energy that it has conditionally authorized
the Alaska LNG Project LLC to export liquefied natural gas to non-Free
Trade Agreement countries.
application to export up to 20 million metric tons per year of liquefied
natural gas from Alaska for a 30-year period was submitted to the U.S.
Department of Energy last July. Authorization to export to nations with
existing free trade agreements with the U.S. was previously received in
November 2014. Today’s announcement conditionally further expands the
authorization to include non-Free Trade Agreement countries as well.
are very pleased with the progress this represents,” said Steve Butt,
Alaska LNG senior project manager. “As with any large scale LNG project,
access to as many markets as possible will improve the commercial
viability of the proposed project.”
Alaska LNG project would provide significant economic benefits to Alaskans
including state revenues, new job opportunities and access to decades of
in-state natural gas for homes and businesses in Alaska. The Alaska LNG
project is anticipated to create up to 15,000 jobs during construction and
approximately 1,000 jobs for the operation of the project.
proposed project facilities include a liquefaction facility in the Nikiski
area on the Kenai Peninsula, an 800-mile large diameter 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
transmission lines to transport gas from Prudhoe Bay and Point Thomson to
the gas treatment plant.
Alaska LNG project participants are the Alaska Gasline Development
Corporation (AGDC) and affiliates of ExxonMobil, TransCanada, BP and
ConocoPhillips. For more information on Alaska LNG, visit ak-lng.com.