Before the Alaska Legislature overwhelmingly approved the state's buyout of TransCanada's share of the big Alaska LNG Project on Nov. 4, there were some moments of drama. Committee briefings were mostly heavy on numbers and legalese.
JUNEAU - Representatives of the companies pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project with the state said Wednesday that the project remains on track for a decision next year on whether to proceed to the next phase.
JUNEAU - A bill aimed at advancing a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska cleared a key Senate committee Friday, with a provision that would allow for a portion of the state's royalty revenue from the project to go toward energy projects in areas without direct access to a North Slope gas line. Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, said that's a critical piece for him and the other amendment sponsors, Sens. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, and Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks.
In a recent letter to Gov. Sarah Palin, Borough Mayor John Williams urges consideration of a natural gas pipeline land route to tidewater at Cook Inlet to tie into expanded liquefied natural gas facilities.
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