February 2011, Vol. 238 No. 2

Q&A

Alaskan Gas Pipeline Is Viable, And Now

The state remains bullish about a pipeline for transporting gas from Alaska’s North Slope to the lower forty eight states. I am too. North Slope’s proven natural gas reserves currently stand at around 30 Tcf. Alaska governor Sean Parnell has said the state is working to settle a lease dispute seen as critical to building the natural gas pipeline (P&GJ, December 2010, p.4). I trust this happens soon. Further, Parnell said he still supports the state’s plan for developing the pipeline established by former Gov. Sarah Palin in 2007 (ibid). A recent state-backed forecast expects gas prices in Alberta, where Alaska gas would most likely be sold, to hover betwe

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