The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) filed an application yesterday with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to obtain a permit for its Alaska LNG project.
FERC will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project as well as coordinate permit applications with other federal agencies. AGDC is an integrated gas infrastructure development with three major components: a gas treatment plant located at Prudhoe Bay, an 800-mile pipeline to Southcentral Alaska with up to five offtakes for in-state use, and a natural gas liquefaction plant in Nikiski to produce LNG for export.
“Today’s FERC filing marks a major milestone in moving the Alaska LNG project forward,” said AGDC President Keith Meyer. “This is the culmination of over one million man hours invested in project engineering and design, more than 193,000 acres mapped, over 300 streams surveyed, thousands of boreholes drilled along the proposed route, and approximately 50,000 pages of material submitted to FERC.”
The liquefaction plant project plans to process 20 million tons of LNG per year for export. With the filing, AGDC also filed permit applications with four additional federal agencies, including the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, and National Marine Fisheries Service.