The Alaska LNG Project BeginsMay 8, 2014
Fairbanks, Alaska – Joined by hundreds of Alaskans, including pipefitters, skilled workers, apprentices, welders, and legislators, Governor Sean Parnell today moved Alaska one step closer to a gasline by signing Senate Bill 138. Introduced by the governor, SB 138 advances a large-diameter Alaska natural gas pipeline project and empowers Alaska to become an owner in the Alaska LNG Project, and get North Slope gas to Alaskans first using local hire.
“Today, we take a significant step toward getting Alaska’s gas to Alaskans,” Governor Parnell said. “Alaskans’ dream of a natural gas pipeline is now closer to becoming reality. For the first time, we have alignment among the necessary parties, authorization from the Legislature, and the beginning of engineering and design work on a project that will create thousands of Alaska jobs, and fuel Alaska homes and businesses for decades to come.”