North Slope Production Fields
Natural gas on the North Slope was discovered more than 40 years ago.
Gas Treatment Plant
The proposed gas treatment plant will process over 3 billion cubic feet of gas per day and will require more than 250,000 tons of steel and a footprint of over 200 acres, making it among the largest gas treatment plants in the world. At the treatment plant, the gas quality will be improved making it suitable to enter the pipeline and travel south to the liquefaction plant. CO2 removed in the process will be captured and compressed for re-injection.
The approximately 800-mile pipeline will require years of construction and will use proven technologies to ensure safe operations and reduce the potential for impact on the environment and communities. Additionally, there will be gas offtake points along the pipeline to make gas available to Alaska communities.
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Liquefying natural gas is the key step to safely and efficiently transporting it to market. The liquefaction plant requires a conditioning facility and will have three liquefaction facilities, called trains. The Nikiski area on the Kenai Peninsula was selected as the lead site.
Storage and Loading
The LNG will be stored in tanks. LNG tankers will transport the LNG to world markets.