Op-Ed Criticizes Alaska Governor’s Approach to Developing LNG Export Project

An op-ed carried in the Alaska Dispatch today criticizes Gov. Sean Parnell’s (R-Alaska) approach to developing an LNG export project for Alaska’s North Slope natural gas reserves. Governor Parnell has called for a natural gas pipeline and an LNG liquefaction facility in southern Alaska to process and ship the state’s gas to Asia, but the author of the op-ed argues that the Governor’s mandate that the project proceed under the framework of the existing Alaska Gasline Inducement Act makes it economically unattractive.

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