Alaska Gasline Development Corp (AGDC) received the last major federal permit needed on March 4th for its proposed $10 billion Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP) to supply natural gas to in-state consumers, the company said on Wednesday.
The ASAP is a 733-mile project designed to deliver gas from Alaska’s North Slope to customers in Fairbanks, Anchorage and other parts of the state.
ASAP is part of state-owned AGDC’s proposed $43.4 billion Alaska LNG project. It is designed to liquefy 3.5 billion cubic feet per day of gas for sale to customers in the Asia-Pacific region from a facility to be built in Nikiski on the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage, which includes an 807-mile pipeline.
“We see Alaska Stand Alone as a backup plan. We are mostly focused on Alaska LNG,” said AGDC spokesman Tim Fitzpatrick.
The company has planned to make a final investment decision to build the LNG project in early 2020 that would enable it to enter service in 2025, said AGDC in the past.