August 4, 2020 - FERC staff sends Thirtieth Report to Congress on progress made in licensing and constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Report
Alaska Gasline Development Corporation
In April 2017, the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) pre-filed a proposal to build an LNG export terminal and natural gas pipelines (CP17-178-000, PF14-21-000). AGDC proposes to construct:
- a liquefaction facility designed to produce up to 20 million metric tons per annum of liquefied natural gas;
- an approximately 807-mile, 42-inch-diameter pipeline with a peak day capacity of 3.3 billion cubic feet per day;
- a gas treatment plant;
- an approximately one-mile, 60-inch-diameter pipeline;
- an approximately 63-mile, 32-inch-diameter pipeline; and
- eight compressor stations, all within the State of Alaska
The Alaska Gas Pipeline LLC’s (Denali) and TransCanada Alaska Company, LLC (TC Alaska) filed applications that proposed overland pipelines through Canada that were later withdrawn/terminated (PF08-26-000, PF09-11-000). A unique statute applied to these projects; the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Act (ANGPA). A special part of these proceedings was a Rulemaking concerning Open Season Regulations (Order 2005).
Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Act (ANGTP)
In the 1970's and 1980's the original proceedings for an Alaska gas project were open under another unique statue; the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Act of 1976 (ANGTA), Canada's Northern Pipeline Act and an Agreement between the United States and Canada. The Commission granted conditional approval of this project in 1977; some sections in the lower-48 states were constructed and become operational; the “pre-build” (CP78-123-000, CP80-435-000, Final Notice).
In the 1980's and 1990's another potential project, the Trans-Alaska Gas System (TAGS), a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project was considered by the Commission, and authorized in 1995 (CP88-105-000).