Wednesday, September 17, 2014

JAPAN

At long last we're starting to read about Japan's interest in new Alaska LNG.

From the Alaska Dispatch we learn than teams from Alaska are visiting Japan (LINK) and from Nikkei we learn that Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will sign a memorandum or understanding with the Alaska project (LINK).

Why is this important? - You only build bankable projects and the cost of world scale LNG plants require that you must sell your product before you can obtain financing.  For example look at the customer side of a current project like Cheniere (LINK).  The Alaska LNG project must execute sales agreements before the project moves into the detail engineering and construction phase.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

LNG Customer interest?

Good news for Alaska LNG - signs of LNG customer interest (PLATTS LINK)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

ALASKA LNG FERC FILINGS

Signs of life for the Alaska LNG Project?

New Files: Request to Commence Pre-Filing Process - Alaska LNG Project by ConocoPhillips, BP, ExxonMobil, etal 

Milestone schedule:





Find more at the FERC ELibrary  website (LINK)

Use the "General Search" option and Docket number PF 14-21



Project Docket : PF14-21-000

Another filing (LNG Export application) is located at http://energy.gov/fe/downloads/alaska-lng-project-llc-14-96-lng


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TransCanada Out?

Link


Perhaps this is a procedural step needed in order to make way for the new and improved project team.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Another BC LNG Project

The list of Alaska sized LNG projects in BC just keeps growing.  Latest contender: Quicksilver Resources, Campbell River, BC (Application LINK

BC LNG projects website (LINK)

Project website (LINK)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Department of Energy Filing

From Governor Parnell's website:

July 21, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – After ensuring that Alaska’s gas could go to Alaskans first, Governor Sean Parnell today lauded Alaska’s LNG Project for applying to export liquefied natural gas (LNG). The application was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy.

“We are building Alaska’s future with a gasline to heat our homes and fuel Alaska’s businesses,” Governor Parnell said. “Alaska’s LNG Project is on the right track with hundreds of Alaskans out in the field this summer working to secure permits and hundreds more working to refine the engineering and design challenges of the project. I am committed to getting Alaska’s gas to Alaskans and then to markets beyond. I look forward to continued progress on this important project.”

The application requests authorization to export up to 20 million metric tons per year of LNG for a period of 30 years. The application seeks to export to countries that have existing free trade agreements with the U.S. and to non-free trade agreement countries.
Link to Platts (more detail)

Alaska-LNG website press release