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.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.
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.