The field sits on the coast about 60 miles east of Prudhoe Bay, near the edge of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. When it’s fully online, it’ll send about 10,000 barrels a day of diesel-like oil down the trans-Alaska pipeline.
The important thing to remember about Alaska’s massive natural gas pipeline is that, as of right now, it’s an imaginary pipeline.
Golden Valley Electric Association is favoring oil over natural gas to fuel large generators in North Pole. The move reduces the utility’s role as an anchor tenant for the state-backed Interior Energy Project.
As the legislature closes out the first week of its special session on the Alaska liquefied natural gas line project, there’s one question in the air — what’s the holdup?