Gov. Sean Parnell says he’s pleased that the companies pursuing a major natural gas project in Alaska have unveiled details of their plans for the multi-billion-dollar project.
The Republican told a group in Fairbanks the plan laid out Friday is the first time in the state’s natural gas history that major energy industry players have together selected a pipeline concept.
In a letter Friday to Parnell, Exxon Mobil Production Co., BP Alaska, ConocoPhillips Alaska and TransCanada Corp., said they were looking at a 42-inch diameter pipeline that would carry up to 3 and a-half billion cubic feet of gas a day. It would have five off-takes along the route.
Parnell had set a Friday deadline for the companies to reveal details of the plan.