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skb69sa
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:01:28 AM

Alaska will finance $355 million of a liquefied natural gas project on the North Slope to support an LNG trucking operation as well as LNG regasification facilities near Fairbanks, in Interior Alaska, as well as an expanded gas distribution system in the city, Governor Sean Parnell said late Friday.

The proposal needs approval by the state Legislature in its 2013 session. An Interior Alaska electric cooperative, Golden Valley Electric Association, has been working on a plan for an LNG plant that would convert 9 Bcf/year to LNG, which would replace oil that Golden Valley now uses to generate electricity at generation plant near North Pole, east of Fairbanks.

Golden Valley would also make gas available to Flint Hills Resources for its refinery, also at North Pole and which also uses oil fo
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 11:11:00 PM


Mitt4Prez...how do you figure this is boondoggle? You live in Alaska, right?
nsdp
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 12:19:44 PM

Beats $65 billion for a pipeline to bring the NG to the lower 48.
mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:59:49 AM

Another boondoggle by a supposed "Conservative."
investmentdr
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:59:15 AM

good idea, for 3 months out of the year
Buck_on_Bass
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:05:12 AM

Given the high cost of heating oil and the relatively low cost of NG, this looks like a good investment.
sljbc475
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:51:47 AM

Good news for Alaska and truckers.
doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:50:01 AM

Ok.
58salty
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:24:32 AM

OK
skippypa
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:24:50 AM

How much is the governor making on this deal??????
pilotmass
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:23:38 AM

Did Alaskan Politicians get paid off?
DutchTreatMI
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:13:54 AM

Not so sure government should be bank rolling this project; but someone needs to do it.
tomok
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 5:08:39 AM

Alaska governor announces plan to finance small LNG project on North Slope. Should state or federal government be doing this, leave this kind of development to private enterprise instead? The Alaskan oil and gas fields are just beginning to die out, suck out as much of it out of the ground before it's to late.
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mrjames1818
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 4:59:24 AM

Sounds like a step in the right direction
SOLONGCOLD
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 4:51:28 AM

there's a ton of oil in the wilderness of Alaska - start drilling!!
JadeK
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 4:50:54 AM

Interesting, hope it works out for them.
NotTom
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 4:45:07 AM

ok
DavidsChallenge
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 4:44:12 AM

Keep government out of business period.
mar2100
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 3:56:55 AM

Hmmmmmmmmmmm
SkooterG
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:59:49 AM

So what is the potential downside?
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:54:04 AM

"temperatures have been 30 degrees to 40 degrees below zero Fahrenheit in Fairbanks."

That sounds like global warming to me. hehe.
pepinoNC
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:52:03 AM

I can see russia from my house.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:49:57 AM

A move in the right direction.
Topless2012
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:47:59 AM

Someone needs to be helping the economy.. This is a start.
DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:43:05 AM

north pole east of fairbanks?
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:43:05 AM

good for Alaska
Ready Eddie
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:40:15 AM

Good for the economy.
OldMan322
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:38:53 AM

"Luckylindy" In Alaska they get a free one way ticket to the North pole
MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:35:51 AM

Is there enough gas there to justify the expense?
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:33:04 AM

Sure wished I had that kind of money to throw around or just the interest from a year off of it.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:28:00 AM

Whats that coming over the hill??? Oh look its a wild pack of greenie weenies and thier friends the EPA! Looks like another industry that provides jobs and economic growth will be shut down soon.
silverfoxv65
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:22:38 AM

Boy thats a lot of money, they just throw it around like its nothing anymore!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:19:46 AM

Smart move if the gas is plentiful.
pricewar
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:15:57 AM

I hope they use good judgement
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:15:23 AM

we need civil war
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:12:21 AM

Government, both state and federal, have to be involved in these type of projects. Private industry is reluctant to invest in long term research & developement, because share holders demand instant profit and the oil and gas industry certainly will not jeopardize their billions of profit
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:11:48 AM

self funded is the best way.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:10:25 AM

Should be good
Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:10:14 AM

Wait until lefties complain and start filling lawsuits.
packards42
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:07:47 AM

This is a good idea and the LNG plantd are baddly need on the north slope.
btex49
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:03:39 AM

Sounds like it has real possibilities. I wish everyone the best with this project!
gmcgas
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 2:02:21 AM

is it penny wise and dollar foolish?
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:59:35 AM

Wonder why???
vulcan96
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:59:35 AM

sounds like a good idea....
jimgraham
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:58:16 AM

Environmentally friendly cost cutting using domestic fuel. What could be better?
comprof
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:56:16 AM

I think that is better than wasting it. Is it economical?
sehonda
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:53:31 AM

waste of taxpayer money
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:50:08 AM

Great, now that is one hep gov.!
JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:46:28 AM

Good. Beats burning it off as a flare.
LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:42:59 AM

And then will the State government own it?
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:37:02 AM

Good for Alaska.
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 1:36:54 AM

OK - so I am new on Gasbuddy (used it for a long time but just started participating) and I figured it would be awesome. The only down side I can find is the political hatred and accusses to attack people. Maybe I can suggest that many people the next time they drive their car/truck or whatever put in your favorite music and turn off Rush Limbaugh......
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