09/09/15 - 9:21pm
Gov. Bill Walker has persuaded the state’s industry partners in the Alaska LNG Project to consider a larger pipe size that would be capable of shipping more North Slope natural gas, the governor said in a Sept. 4 interview with the Journal.
Sources among North Slope producers confirmed the governor’s understanding.
“If the pipe is expanded the state and the producers have agreed to share the cost of the expansion,” said Katie Marquette, Walker’s press secretary.
Meanwhile, negotiations between the state and the industry partners are continuing.