Maybe, possibly, who knows. I don't tend to get too excited anymore, but this story made the DrudgeReport, has a link to a Financial Times story on the Alaska Gas Pipeline. (See today's Drudge Report for a link that works (LINK)
Here's a quote:
According to people close to the negotiations, the three companies and state authorities hope to reach agreement next week over a long-running lease dispute at Point Thomson, a large oil and gas field on Alaska’s North Slope.
A settlement would clear the way for the companies to hasten their commercial assessment of a large gas pipeline to Alaska’s southern coast, from where LNG could be shipped to China and other Asian countries. Sean Parnell, Alaska’s governor and a champion of the project, told the Financial Times he was “cautiously optimistic” that the plan would be able to move forward.
Maybe it will play out like they say. A Point Thomson settlement would help in terms of immediate employment opportunities so fingers crossed. Hastening the gas pipeline may be a stretch. "Hastening commercial assessment" doesn't sound like a project anytime soon.