Denali Alaska gas line files open season plan with FERC

Denali, the Alaska natural gas pipeline project put forward by BP PLC and ConocoPhillips, filed its open season plan Apr. 7 with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Christopher E. Smith
OGJ Pipeline Editor

HOUSTON, Apr. 8 -- Denali, the Alaska natural gas pipeline project put forward by BP PLC and ConocoPhillips, filed its open season plan Apr. 7 with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Denali comprises a gas treatment plant (GTP) on the Alaska North Slope, transmission lines from Prudhoe Bay and Point Thomson fields to the GTP, and a mainline crossing Alaska into Canada and terminating at Blueberry Hill, Alta. En route off-take points are also included in the plan.

The 48-in. OD mainline will ship 4.5 bcfd with 15 compressor stations, 6 in Alaska. The pipeline will extend 730 miles through Alaska and 1,020 miles through Canada before interconnecting at its terminus with pipelines to transport the gas to end markets.

Denali plans to start its open season July 6, pending FERC approval, and let it and a simultaneous open season overseen by the National Energy Board in Canada run for at least 90 days.

Denali expects the $35 billion mainline and GTP to enter service in 2020.

TransCanada Alaska Co. LLC received FERC approval of its open season plan Mar. 31 and plans to begin the open season no later than Apr. 30 (OGJ Online, Mar. 31, 2010).

Contact Christopher E. Smith at chriss@ogjonline.com.

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