Thursday, April 29, 2010

Open Season - It's a Go!

Today marks a significant milestone in the process to build the Alaska Gas Pipeline. TransCanada and ExxonMobil (Alaska Pipeline Project - APP) have announced (LINK) the beginning of the open season.

Two options are on the APP menu - Pipeline to Alberta, or Pipeline to Valdez for a future LNG plant.

Later this year the Denali Pipeline (LINK) will get cracking with their open season for a competing pipeline to Canada.

The score so far for those playing the game at home:

TransCanadaExxonMobil (APP)
Using other peoples money (AGIA) +1, First Open Season +1, Multiple Options including an All Alaska option +1 (Subtotal +3). Denali Pipeline: Still in the game +1, Second out of the chute -1, no all Alaska option -1 (Subtotal -1). Both projects get a -1 for failing to join up and push for one project.

Side note - An 18 month stretch of mega overtime (OT) is coming to an end for me, so I have more time to devote to fishing, and attending to this blog. I've been in the constant OT game for over a decade and I'm look forward to some 3 day weekends. On the other hand - I'd like to see a pipeline project slide into gear. With a bit of luck that might just happen. Your thoughts are always appreciated- Thanks.

1 comment:

Ron said...

Hey, you should check out what Bill Walker has to say.

He's running for governor on the republican ticket and his plan is to build what 138,000 Alaskans voted for 2002; an All-Alaska gas line. Built, owned, and operated by Alaskans, for Alaskans.

Check out his web site: billwalkerforgovernor.com

Just so you know, I do help out with Bill's campaign and I really think you might agree with him stance on some issues.