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State must diversify economy or be bound to fossil fuel prices

...state's economy as it exists today, and a clear sign that we can't depend on oil forever. Even a full-diameter natural gas line - the great white elephant that state leaders have chased since the trans-Alaska oil pipeline was under construction...
Alaska should have a better approach to industrial development

...meant to "develop a framework for assessing the impact and benefits, especially on communities, of a future Alaska natural gas line," according to the executive order. The state has agreements with the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation...
Drilling begins to bring gas pipeline to Funny River

...Manager Charlie Pierce. Once completed, about 700 properties on the south side of the river could potentially receive natural gas line service from ENSTAR. Currently the extension project is being funded through a 2013 capital projects appropriation...
Blumer: LNG project would boost Alaska job market

Alaska's proposed liquefied natural gas line project would add between 9,000 and 15,000 jobs to the state market, said Dianne Blumer, state Department of Labor and Workforce...
What others say: A big gas line remains possible

With so much focus on the local natural gas trucking project, we haven't heard much about a big natural gas line lately. The project's success is far from certain, but several recent developments seem to bode well for it.Nevertheless...
Natural gas safety valve release draws response

...Street Loop in response to a safety valve releasing natural gas pressure at the City Gate facility, a convergence of natural gas lines. According to Kenai Fire Chief Michael Tilly, a loud whistle and vapor alerted those nearby of a safety valve that...
Seaton, Diament debate the issues

...session agenda.The second question asked for candidates' position on state funding of local projects like the Homer natural gas line.Seaton said he had been heavily involved in getting state funding to bring natural gas from wells near Anchor Point...
State should partner on natural gas line

By government estimates, Alaskans are sitting on trillions of feet of natural gas. Yet, on a recent local news broadcast local power companies warned that increased customer costs are just around the corner. Why? Because available gas is decreasing and it will become necessary to purchase LNG from outside sources to meet the demand.
Former gov stumps for gas pipeline

...created as it being built ... there will be long term benefits for the population." Sheffield said the in-state natural gas line, or bullet line, was more realistic than a big diameter pipeline. "We've talked about the big diameter pipe...
Comparing the Senate District O candidates that Homer is suddenly included in his district - still smarting from his attempt to slow the extension of the natural gas line in their direction. Mayor Peter Micciche of Soldotna has the advantage of name recognition. He is the official city...


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