Marked Progress on Alaska’s Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline
House Republican Resource members & Nikiski Representative weigh in
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Juneau, Alaska – House Republican Resource Committee members and our Representative from Nikiski are positive about the potential for Alaska’s Liquefied Natural Gas to move closer towards development. The announcement of a 5-part agreement, including China, is a strong indicator for the project known as AKLNG. Most large LNG projects around the world involve investment from countries that purchase LNG and their banks.
“This is once again the kind of news we hoped to see under the Trump administration. In less than one year Alaska has seen leaps and bounds towards developing resources beneath our soil and waters,” said Rep. Chenault (R-Niksiki). “I’m eager for a gas pipeline to become part of Alaska’s legacy. I look forward to seeing all the details in this joint development agreement.”
House Resource Committee members Dave Talerico (R- Healy), Chris Birch (R- Anchorage), George Rauscher (R- Sutton) and DeLena Johnson (R-Palmer) are closely following the project and the details which will help us better understand its impacts.
“This latest news is a sign that Alaska is once again becoming competitive in Liquefied Natural Gas,” said Rep. Johnson. “Our great state has vast resources that are untapped. LNG could bring jobs and global recognition unseen to date.”
Plans for buying the gas and building the pipeline remain unknown. The House Republicans look forward to hearing terms of this deal to ensure it is in the best interest of the state.
For more information contact Press Secretary Mallory Walser at Mallory.Walser@akleg.gov