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Alaska Sees Asia Driving Annual $20 Billion Via Pipeline

Bloomberg -- Alaska wants a $50 billion pipeline and export complex built to develop natural gas that’s stranded on its icy North Slope. The justification: Asia’s swelling appetite for the fuel.

Governor Sean Parnell gave Exxon Mobil Corp., BP and ConocoPhillips to the end of this month to provide plans to pipe the gas south and condense it into a liquid, known as LNG, for export. Their joint venture would compete with growing global supplies of LNG coming into markets within two decades from Australia, East Africa, the U.S. Gulf Coast and Canada.

Energy explorers and Alaska’s government are trying for the first time to market a resource that may generate as much as $20 billion in annual gas sales. Asian gas buyers as of July paid almost six times the futures price in the U.S., where it has been


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madison8359
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 5:06:51 PM

Good.
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jcdakota
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 7:30:07 AM

So far Alaska's other pipeline has not had any problems. Good track record.And the money would be good.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 7:13:52 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 6:30:18 AM

Sounds good for Alaskans.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 3:08:43 AM

Good Luck, really
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 1:45:04 AM

Great (not) . . . more exporting
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 12:20:08 AM

sounds ok
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 12:16:44 AM

Don't export it.....keep it here.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 12:11:14 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 12:09:49 AM

I thought this was going to be a Palin article with the beginning of the headline.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 12:04:59 AM

good
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 12:03:40 AM

That'll be a big venture.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:55:16 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:44:53 PM

Interesting idea. There is still some question about it.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:43:17 PM

we should use it to be energy independent
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:42:44 PM

DEG - did you read the article? The US market is practically awash in cheap natural gas right now. Alaska gas would never be worth the immense cost of a pipeline to ship to the lower 48 - so it's effectively stranded. On the other hand, a shorter pipeline to get the North Slope gas across the state, there to be liquified and tankered to Asia, where prices are much better, could be profitable. Otherwise, that gas will stay right where it has for decades, too isolated from profitable markets to be worth extracting.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:41:17 PM

It might make it easier to ship to Asia then to pipeline it down to the lower 48 states.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:41:12 PM

What about taxing the hell out of these company's that send US fuels overseas we need help here save our resources for use here not abroad
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:41:07 PM

“What happens when a natural gas pipeline bursts?”

It’s pretty dramatic. Years ago when I lived in town, a NG distribution line under the street in front of my house ruptured during construction work. I think it was about a 4-inch pipe. It screamed like a banshee, shooting a visible geyser of gas 50 or 60 feet in the air. Fortunately it was shut off before it ignited. I cannot imagine what would have happened if that torch got lit; a holocaust for anything nearby, like my house.

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:37:55 PM

Make them build it, and tax the f@&k out of it. Let them pass that cost on too.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:37:05 PM

The US should be working on making itself energy independent instead of enriching the Chinese market.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:36:17 PM

I hope it works out
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:35:28 PM

Here we go exporting our natural resources again.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:34:05 PM

Hate to see exports - especially to the Chinese. Make sure they pay a premium.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:30:48 PM

Biz owners are visionaries.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:26:43 PM

Sounds like a good plan.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:25:17 PM

Following Canada's lead in selling oil to Asia/China?
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:21:51 PM

take what we can get
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:18:17 PM

The companies should sell Asia and Australia the natural gas that they have in Alaska. U.S. retailers will be unwilling to create the infrastructure for distribution to the final consumers in most places domestically.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:18:10 PM

where's our pie?
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:17:49 PM

OK.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:14:10 PM

ok.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:13:47 PM

Interesting. Time will tell the truth.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:13:15 PM

What happens when a natural gas pipeline bursts?
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:12:59 PM

Let China start sending U.S. Dollars back this way!
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:04:09 PM

hopefully this will help lower prices!
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:01:00 PM

Keep it here.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:00:54 PM

Interesting article...
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:58:08 PM

World Market my arse.....Is a quality Ribeye steak cheaper in Missouri or Libya ?
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:56:59 PM

it says it all!
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:55:14 PM

that is alot of cash we will never see
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:54:42 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:46:54 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:46:42 PM

Why not let it happen? This country would get back into the export business in a big way - especially to China where this would help to even the scales currently favoring China in a big way.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:44:04 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:42:00 PM

Might this be a way for us to import something to China instead of it being so one sided in their favor.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:40:10 PM

Martinman has a great overview of the situation. Good analysis, and you don't even use a crystal ball.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:40:03 PM

Does that headline mean an Asian person is driving inside a pipeline? That sounds unwise.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:38:36 PM

bringing the natural gas from the north slope to market
was first introduced over 30 years ago - we're still
waiting - politics as usual
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:37:57 PM

Talk about a floating bomb waiting to go KA BOOOM.
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