ANGDAAlaska Natural Gas Development Authority
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ANGDA dissolved shortly after, but REI decided to hire Pease as its point person in Alaska.
ANGDA did some work on the Valdez LNG option, but because others were also working on this, mainly the Port Authority, ANGDA's board decided early on to focus on its second mission, getting gas to communities.
ANGDA commissioned a study of what it might take to rebuild and expand the existing LNG plant.
However, once an applicant has either pre-filed with FERC under ANGDA or with BLM under ANGTA, the OFC is obligated to pursue expeditious handling of the permits, grants and certificates necessary to commercialize Alaska's North Slope gas.
So ANGDA is exploring this separate propane project as a way to provide a lower-cost fuel alternative to rural Alaskans for space heating, electrical generation and cooking, Heinze said.
That having been said, she also "challenged ANGDA to develop an Alaskan based project to connect North Slope gas to market.
ANGDA maintains a minimal staff and operates largely through contracts with the private sector, according to a 12-page report published and distributed last September.
If earlier is better than later for Alaska, will you support the ANGDA line ahead of the highway line?
To prepare the report, ANGDA retained the services of a number of qualified consultant companies to assist it in bringing forth facts that, eventually, may help Alaska's Legislature decide how best to market 35 trillion cubic feet of proven and 211 additional trillion cubic feet of undiscovered but recoverable natural gas.
TransCanada (the international pipeline behemoth) and subsidiary Foothills Pipe Lines claim under President Carter's ANGTA (not to be confused with ANGDA, the Alaska voter referendum mandated Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority) that it has historical and exclusive claims to right-of-way, regulatory approvals and other treaty guarantees.
Permitting, planning, engineering and eventual construction envisioned by the two applicants will require another decade (at least) to implement, and the financial return offered by both is far less than what can be realized under the ANGDA project, experts agree.
The 800-mile ANGDA pipeline will run from the North Slope to Valdez, entirely within Alaska, paralleling the trans-Alaska oil pipeline with construction starting as early as 2006 and be online by 2010 at a projected cost of $12 billion.