ASAP project office delivers Project Plan Update
January 14, 2013
Today, the ASAP team announced the release of a 2012 Project Plan Update on the in-state pipeline project. The Update was delivered to Governor Parnell’s office and the Legislature today. The Update signifies the progress made on the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP) project since 2011 and provides comprehensive detail on the optimized work plan of the in-state pipeline project.
In 2011, as mandated by the legislature, the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) prepared and submitted a Project Plan to the Alaska legislature on the feasibility of constructing a natural gas pipeline to deliver North Slope natural gas to as many Alaskan communities as practicable within a reasonable timeframe. The project office developed a plan for the in-state gas pipeline known as the ASAP project to include the proposed cost, timeline, route and design of the pipeline project. The legislature was satisfied with the work that was provided and funded AGDC to continue working on the project.
The 2012 Project Plan Update shows considerable accomplishments and work product since delivery of the initial Plan in 2011. AGDC President, Dan Fauske, stands behind the work performed by the project team stating “AGDC has secured several project assets representing millions of dollars of work over the past couple years including: the unconditional 604 mile State Lease Right-of-Way, and a 3000+ page Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). This is work Alaska has paid for; the results show an in-state pipeline is a feasible energy solution.” AGDC received $21 million in State funding this year and has received a total of close to $70 million since the organization originated in 2010.
For more information, please contact Leslye Langla at 907.330.6320.