Firms eye continuation of Alaskan gas line from Alberta to Chicago

The North American Natural Gas Pipeline Group (NANGPG), a consortium of ExxonMobil Corp., BP PLC, and Phillips Petroleum Co., awarded a pipeline conceptual engineering contract to the AlasCan Group. The contract is for design of a possible pipeline to deliver Prudhoe Bay gas from Alberta to Chicago.


By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, Apr. 23 -- The North American Natural Gas Pipeline Group (NANGPG), a consortium of ExxonMobil Corp., BP PLC, and Phillips Petroleum Co., awarded a pipeline conceptual engineering contract to the AlasCan Group.

AlasCan consists of Kellogg Brown & Root, a unit of Halliburton Co., Dallas, Tex.; Colt Engineering Corp., Calgary; Natchiq Inc., Anchorage; NANA/Colt Engineering LLC, Anchorage; and Michael Baker Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa.

The proposed 1,800-mile gas pipeline from near Edmonton, Alta., to Chicago, would be a continuation of the proposed pipeline from Prudhoe Bay field in northern Alaska to Alberta.

The project would consist of a large diameter pipeline with compressor stations and related facilities.

The conceptual engineering work will allow NANGPG to submit regulatory and environmental permits to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Canada's National Energy Board.

The work will be done in Colt's offices in Calgary with participation of specialists from the five organizations.

Natchiq is a subsidiary of the Arctic Slope Regional Corp., Anchorage.

NANA/Colt Engineering is an Alaskan-based company providing engineering, procurement, and construction management services to the oil and gas industry.

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