|The 26th Alaska State Legislature, 2009 - 2010|
Second Stage Report Released
|Semi-annual Gasline Evaluation Report provides updates on project progress|
Posted: February 9, 2010
(Juneau) - The second volume of the Semi-annual Gasline Evaluation Report, or SAGE Report, was released today. The report provides updates on the TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. and British Petroleum and ConocoPhillips Alaska gas pipeline projects. The SAGE reports supplement the statutorily-required annual report from the AGIA licensee, and provide data and comments from producer companies on fieldwork, local hire and contracting, and other key benchmarks required by TransCanada’s contract with the state.
The SAGE Report is an invaluable tool to assess progress made by the AGIA licensee and if the project is still in the best interests of Alaskans.
“Representative (Craig) Johnson and I welcome the producer company input and are pleased with the cooperation of both the state and the competing project sponsor,” House Judiciary Chair Jay Ramras, R-Fairbanks, said. “The SAGE Report is an invaluable tool to assess progress made by the AGIA licensee and if the project is still in the best interests of Alaskans. The report also highlights the producer companies’ thoughts and concerns about the projects, which provide an important barometer on either project’s eventual success.”
I believe the reports are vital to ensuring we keep the best interests of Alaskans first. I am glad we have these checks in place to gauge their progress.
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