Alaska LNG project gets major federal approval


A proposed $43.4bn LNG export project in Alaska, Canada has been given the green light by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

The decision means construction and operation can get underway at the long-awaited Alaska LNG Project, an integrated pipeline project that includes a treatment facility on the North Slope, an 800-mile long pipeline and liquefaction facility at tidewater.

“Today’s federal authorisation is a key step in determining if Alaska LNG is competitive and economically beneficial for Alaska,” said Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy.

The FERC granted permission to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) yesterday, culminating six years of public input, engineering, science-based environmental research, and cultural resource studies incorporating more than 150,000 pages of environmental, engineering, and cultural data.

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