Environmental Review Schedule for the Proposed Alaska LNG Project
Background: FERC has announced its environmental review schedule for the proposed Alaska LNG Project. Per this notice FERC intends to issue a final EIS for the project by December 9, 2019 and a final authorization by March 8, 2020. The project, which is envisioned for Alaska’s Northern Slope, would involve construction and operation of facilities by: (1) Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC); (2) BP Alaska LNG, LLC; (3) Conoco Phillips Alaska LNG Company; (4) ExxonMobil Alaska LNG, LLC; and (5) TransCanada Alaska Midstream, LP. In May 2017, AGDC sought authorization for the construction of: (1) a liquefaction facility designed to produce up to 20 million metric tons per annum of liquefied natural gas; (2) an approximately 807-mile, 42-inch-diameter pipeline with a peak day capacity of 3.3 billion cubic feet per day; (3) a gas treatment plant; (4) an approximately one-mile, 60-inch-diameter pipeline; (5) an approximately 63-mile, 32-inch-diameter pipeline; and (6) eight compressor stations, all within the state of Alaska. Other components of the Alaska LNG Project involve the construction of a new gas treatment plant (GTP) and associated pipelines, including: (1) three parallel treatment systems (trains) with a capacity up to 4.3 billion cubic feet per day; (2) a 1-mile-long, large diameter aboveground pipeline to transport gas from the existing central gas facility to the GTP; (3) a 60-mile-long 30-inch-diameter pipeline to transport gas from the Point Thomson Unit to the GTP; (4) Prudhoe Bay Unit improvements to existing West Dock loading and unloading facilities; and (5) a water reservoir, pump facilities, and a transfer line to provide water to the GTP.
- FERC intends to issue a final EIS for the project by December 9, 2019 and a final authorization by March 8, 2020.
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