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FERC submits Alaska Gas Pipeline Report to Congress

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today submitted to Congress its "Seventh Report to Congress on the Progress Made in Licensing and Constructing the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline," as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

The seven-page document outlines the major developments that have occurred since the August 2008 report:

  • The Denali partnership of BP and ConocoPhillips has continued with its FERC pre-filing process, performed some field work and hired a contractor to evaluate the major gas treatment plant planned on the North Slope;

  • The state of Alaska has completed the selection of TransCanada Alaska Company, LLC and Foothills Pipe Lines, Ltd., affiliates of TransCanada Corporation, as the licensee under its Alaska Gasline Inducement Act program; and

  • The Alaskan Northwest Natural Gas Transportation Company was dissolved and surrendered the last of its permits and approvals for the original Alaska natural gas pipeline approved by Presidents Carter and Reagan.

FERC's Seventh Report to Congress, along with the six previous status reports, is accessible on the FERC website at



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