Alaska LNG project receives conditional authorization to export LNG to non-FTA countries

ExxonMobil says that the Alaska LNG project has marked another milestone with the June 1 announcement by the US Department of Energy (DOE) that it has conditionally authorized Alaska LNG Project LLC to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-Free Trade Agreement (non-FTA) countries.

The application to export up to 20 million metric tons per year of LNG from Alaska for a 30-year period was submitted to the DOE last July. Authorization to export to nations with existing FTAs with the US was previously received in November 2014. The June 1 announcement conditionally further expands the authorization to include non-FTA countries as well.

The proposed project facilities include a liquefaction facility in the Nikiski area on the Kenai Peninsula, an 800-mile large-diameter pipeline, up to eight compression stations, at least five take-off points for in-state gas delivery, a gas treatment plant located on the North Slope, and transmission lines to transport gas from Prudhoe Bay and Point Thomson to the gas treatment plant.

Alaska LNG project participants are Alaska Gasline Development Corp. and affiliates of ExxonMobil, TransCanada, BP, and ConocoPhillips.

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