Sunday, December 26, 2010

Mythbuster - Larry Persily

He may not get his own reality TV show busting Alaska Gas Pipeline Myths, but here's a link to Larry Persily's ideas about myth's surrounding the Alaska Gas Pipeline. Larry Persily is the Federal Coordinator for the federal coordinator's office for the Alaska natural gas pipeline. Here's a summary of the myths he debunks:

Myth: Shale gas has destroyed the market for Alaska gas.

Myth: The Lower 48 doesn’t need Alaska’s gas.

Myth: It would be better to export Alaska’s gas because gas prices are higher in Asia.

Myth: Well, then we should export our LNG to the U.S. West Coast.

Myth: We don’t want to let Alaska’s gas go through Canada, or let it be siphoned off to meet Canadian needs.

Myth: The EPA is our enemy.
I can't say that I agree 100% with Persily, but he is on the right track. Shale gas can not defeat Alaska Gas. Earlier this month he made this presentation called "What will it take to get a gas pipeline?" His reasoning makes good sense and I applaud his efforts to build consensus and momentum.

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