FERC Approval Gives Alaska LNG 10 Years to Start Operations

By Larry Persily, Alaska LNG Project Updates Eederal authorization for the Alaska liquefied natural gas (LNG) project sets a 10-year deadline to start operating the gas pipeline and liquefaction plant, twice as much time as regulators have generally allowed for other U.S. LNG export terminal developers to build multibillion-dollar facilities.  Photo: Alaska LNG But none of the other ventures approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) include the Alaska project’s 870 miles (1,400 km) of pipeline – adding to the engineering and construction time – nor do they face the seasonal limitations of building in Alaska. FERC approved the state-led project application May 21

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