FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2013
Democratic Legislators Welcome Large Gasline Terminus Announcement
Today, Democratic legislators released the following statements in reaction to the Alaska Pipeline Project’s announcement that it selected the area around Nikiski as the lead site for the proposed large-diameter Alaska LNG project’s natural gas liquefaction plant and terminal.
“The big gasline has always been Alaska’s best option, and it’s good to see the project developers have selected a location that allows room to build a value-added industrial base,” said House Democratic Whip Chris Tuck. “This is one more step in the right direction, and we look forward to finding ways to keep this project moving forward for the benefit of all Alaskans.”
“The residents of Fairbanks have been waiting for a large-scale natural gas pipeline for decades, and I am pleased with the announcement,” said Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks). “A big gasline allows ample gas for Alaskans to meet local heating and energy needs by tapping into the resources going south.”
“With new finds in Cook Inlet, and this progress on the large-diameter gasline, Alaska’s energy future is looking up,” said Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage). “The key now is to find a way forward that pencils out for both Alaskans and the industry.”
“A large-diameter line gets the lowest cost gas to Alaskans and the most revenue to the state,” said Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage).