North Slope Alaska GTL options analyzed

A recent study indicates that a slow-paced, gas-to-liquids (GTL) scenario for developing Alaska's North Slope gas is the only option that has a rate of return greater than 10%.The December 1999 study prepared by E.P. Robertson of INEEL (Idaho National Engineering & Environmental Laboratory of Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC), Idaho Falls, Ida., compared the following five scenarios, in order of the best net present value: Click here to enlarge imageStaged, slow-paced GTL development.No major gas-sales.Fast-paced GTL development.GTL in southern Alaska instead of on the North Slope.Gas pipeline and LNG. Click here to enlarge imageTable 1 lists the 10% discounted net present value of the gas-s...

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