November 2012, Vol. 239 No. 11


Alaska Producers Envision LNG Export Mega Project

Alaska North Slope producers are considering building one of the world’s largest and most expensive liquefied natural gas projects, according to a letter the companies sent last month to Gov. Sean Parnell. The exports primarily would target Asian markets. The early concept envisions a project costing $45 billion to possibly more than $65 billion, with exports of 15-18 million metric tons of LNG annually, the equivalent of 2-2.4 Bcf/d of natural gas. The cost estimate includes a gas treatment plant, pipeline to tidewater, a liquefaction plant and 15-20 LNG tankers. The Oct. 1 letter from executives of ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, BP and pipeline company TransCanada stressed

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