Alaska okays gas line switch to exports, in-state use

TransCanada Alaska (TCA), the state's licensee to build a natural gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope, received state clearance on May 2 to change the project's focus to a large-diameter pipeline to an Alaska tidewater site for in-state use and for liquefaction and export. Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan and Revenue Commissioner Bryan Butcher issued a letter approving a project plan amendment (PPA). The move came after TransCanada Corp. and the North Slope's three major producers—BP PLC, ConocoPhillips, and ExxonMobil Corp.—announced on Mar. 30 that they would work together to commercialize ANS gas by focusing on large-scale exports from south-central Alaska as an alternati...

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