Outside AGIA, ConocoPhillips takes pipeline plan on tour
ConocoPhillips wants to start negotiating a natural gas contract with the state before the end of the year, company executives said Wednesday.
The negotiations would be the first step in what the company believes is the “fastest way to a pipeline,” according to Brian Wenzel, vice president of Alaska North Slope Gas Commercialization for ConocoPhillips Alaska. If ConocoPhillips received legislative approval during the upcoming regular session, the company believes it can start field work on a pipeline by next summer and finish pipeline construction by 2018.
But ConocoPhillips is competing against four other natural gas pipeline applications submitted through the process outlined in the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act, or AGIA, created by the same government officials with whom ConocoPhillips hopes to negotiate. Full story »
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- Jim Flood on Outside AGIA, ConocoPhillips takes pipeline plan on tour
In my opinion the State of AK. needs to settle on a fixed tariff/tax on the NG pipe line for 25-30 years. Without this fixed rate I think we will not …
- Robert I Williams on Little-known AGIA applicant has eyed project for decades
I also would be highly interested in AEnergia since I was involved with the original oil and gas pipelines. On the oil pipeline from 1972 to 1978 for …
- SMITTY on MidAmerican points to corruption in explaining lack of bid
The MidAmerican CEO Sokol's letter sounded more like an unfocused rant than a CEO letter. I hope we learn how their vision of the project fell apart…
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