Potential gas plant in Houston

    Fairbanks, Alaska (KINY) A plan to bring a gas liquefaction plant to the interior of Alaska has been met with skepticism from officials.

    Knikatnua, an Alaska native Corporation, has worked with Siemens, a global energy company, to create the plant in Houston.  They presented the plans recently to the interior Gas Utility and Alaska's economic development authority.

    The plan would liquefy natural gas in Houston and then transport it by the Alaska Railroad to interior communities.

    The economic development authority has other plans and would rather pursue a $60 million deal to sell the Pentex energy company to the gas utility instead.  The gas utility is owned by the borough.  They would acquire a Titan gas liquefaction plant, a trucking operation and the Fairbanks Natural Gas company in this proposal.

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