Alaska Update: Route controversy heats up as push to market Alaskan North Slope gas gathers steam

This article is a late-breaking adjunct to the special report that begins on p. 58.The push to finally bring Alaskan North Slope natural gas to market is gathering steam.ANS producers, various pipeline project proponents, and governments in both the US and Canada have in the past year stepped up efforts to bring the long-held dream of monetizing ANS gas to fruition.The main catalyst for this dramatic turnabout was last year's sharp spike in natural gas prices in the Lower 48 and what it forebode for future gas markets. Many analysts tie the spike to the lack of US gas supply sources and infrastructure amid surging demand and contend that gas prices have moved into a new, higher realm ...

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