Dunleavy reviews natural gas pipeline

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) The Governor is yet to commit on whether to pursue the 800-mile pipeline and a deal with Asian markets.

    Brett Huber, the governor's senior policy adviser, told the Anchorage Daily News that Dunleavy will 'withhold judgment' until the administration can review the costs, risks and potential benefits.

    The proposed state budget did include $22 million for the pipeline.

    The pipeline would run from the North Slope to Nikiski and the gas would be liquefied there for shipment to Asia.

    The project was started by former Gov. Sean Parnell in 2012.  The project is currently under review by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  They aren't expected to make a ruling until February, 2020.

     

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