In-State Gas Pipeline
|Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 41|
Sponsored by Rep. Jay Ramras
Co-Sponsors: Rep. Millett, Rep. Johnson, Rep. Chenault, Rep. Hawker, Rep. Dahlstrom, Rep. Neuman, Rep. Olson, Sen. Therriault, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Meyer, Sen. Huggins, Sen. Stevens, Sen. Wagoner, Sen. Bunde
“Urging the Governor to commit to providing energy security for all Alaskans by supporting the in-state gas pipeline project and assisting the project in its efforts to secure needed permits, rights-of-way, engineering specifications, and other approvals necessary or desirable, to bundle the approvals for sale on the market to interested private sector pipeline companies, and in all other ways to act in due haste to move the in-state natural gas pipeline to a construction phase; urging the Governor to support the persons working on the in-state gas pipeline project in discussions with and obtaining of letters of intent from potential industrial users of natural gas, including the Agrium U.S., Inc., facility, the ConocoPhillips/Marathon facility, mining companies, and other businesses interested in value-added processing of Brooks Range foothills that exceeds the needs and demands of Alaskans for affordable natural gas; urging the Governor to continue negotiations with one or more entities capable of producing and supplying natural gas from the North Slope or Brooks Range foothills to Southcentral and Interior Alaska on commercially reasonable terms and in sufficient quantities to support the energy needs of Alaskans and the economic viability of a pipeline; urging the Governor to expedite the permits necessary or desirable to construct and operate a gas-to-liquids facility at Point Mackenzie if a feasibility document shows that it is economically viable; and urging the Governor to take the actions requested in this resolution, as necessary and appropriate, immediately and with all reasonable speed and effort.”
Posted: March 31, 2009 : v26-LS0264\T
The intent of House Concurrent Resolution No. 2 is to provide energy security for Alaskans. This resolution urges the Governor to take action that will facilitate development of a small natural gas pipeline, commonly referred to as the "bullet line." With completion of a large diameter gas line not expected until 2016 at the earliest, the bullet line, a smaller project that will be easier and quicker to complete, can bridge the gap in natural gas delivery and provide much needed natural gas long-term to communities along its route between the North Slope and Cook Inlet. Because the gas will be extracted and delivered within the state, and for export, the cost of this resource to the ratepayers could be considerably less than the cost of other sources of fuel consumed by Alaska's residents today. Thus, the bullet line will provide certainty of supply and predictability of price for Alaskans along the bullet line route.
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