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Parnell: Pipeline agreement signed

Posted: July 2, 2014 - 9:23pm

JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell says an agreement has been signed that allows for the next stage in pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project.

Parnell says environmental field work and pipeline engineering have begun as part of a phase in which the parties are expected to spend hundreds of millions of dollars.

There’s still no guarantee the mega-project will be built, but Parnell called the agreement and work underway a mark of significant progress.

The parties involved are BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil Corp., TransCanada Corp., and the Alaska Gasline Development Corp.

ConocoPhillips was previously a holdout to signing because of issues the company said were confidential. A spokeswoman said those issues have been resolved.

Parnell said the project, in the coming weeks, will work to begin the process of securing an export license.

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jford
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jford 07/03/14 - 01:33 am
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Ah, the parties involved.

There's BP, Conoco, Exxon, TransCanada and who?

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.

You do know the state is no longer represented, TransCanada was given control of the state's assets.

Parnell and the Republican majority just sold you all out.

Mark the date, history will show that Parnell and the Republican majority made a very unwise move.

beaverlooper
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beaverlooper 07/04/14 - 08:59 pm
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What is the Alaska Gasline

What is the Alaska Gasline Development Corp? The state website says it is an independent corporation representing the state and it's board appears to serve at the pleasure of the governor.
There's still a long way to go, nothing is carved in stone.Way to early to make assumptions.

jford
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jford 07/05/14 - 12:26 am
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Nothing is carved in stone?

You didn't read the legislation that passed, there's plenty that's carved in stone, and Alaska lost to Parnell and the Republican majority, they gave away the state's bargaining power, they gave away our sovereignty, gave away our royalty position, gave away the state's ability to manage it's own assets and gave away the state's ability to be a regulator.

The bill amended a multitude of Alaska laws, those changes are carved in stone.

The bill also included 85 million dollars in spending, plus put us on the hook to TransCanada for another additional estimated 70 million even if the pipeline doesn't' get built.

It's a bad piece of legislation that exposes the state to all the risk, while using the state's money without having any control over the use of that money. It was written by the oil companies and handed to Parnell. Parnell took it to the Republican majority and it's now law, it being the framework for the state to get screwed.

That framework for the state to get screwed is carved in stone. That happened when the bill was signed. Parnell and the Republican majority provided what the oil companies wanted.

Alaskans will lose and lose big time. It's bad legislation. Every bit as bad as anything to come out of the Parnell administration and the Republican majority.

HB77 fail.

SB 21 fail.

SB138 fail.

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20140318/sen-stedman-explains-his-...

“In its totality, however, the proposal will result in a radical departure from the state’s historical position and role as a Sovereign, as a Royalty Owner, as a Taxation Authority and as a Regulator which raises a number of issues and presents substantial risks.”

Fail. It's what Parnell and the Republicans do. Hand the state to the corporations. It's all they know.

beaverlooper
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beaverlooper 07/05/14 - 04:04 pm
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That's right nothing is carved in stone

What has been amended can be amended again. I have been working on pipelines in Alaska since the mid 70's and I've seen the original agreement change,even after the contract has been signed,so many times I've lost count.
There's a good chance this pipeline still may not even be built ,there hasn't been an open season on this project,they may not be able to find enough market,the head of Exxon has said "The world may not care if Alaska gas ever gets developed",a lot of gas is being brought on line in Australia and Indonesia.So what happens if prop 1 passes? Will the oil companies still be interested?No export license.Has FERC approved anything?
Alaska is an owner state, a public trust to be managed for the maximum benefit of the state
.This legislation may be litigated.
Nothing is carved in stone.Think Keystone pipeline.
One thing I really don't get is why Trans Canada,a foreign country that doesn't allow Americans to pipeline in Canada should even still be part of the deal at all or ever was, considering we have plenty of good,experienced pipeline operators(Kinder Morgan comes to mind) in this country.

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Raoulduke 07/06/14 - 09:02 am
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WHY?

Why Trans-Canada? Because Alaskan's have been SOLD out again. Even if the pipeline does not get built.The cost to the state of Alaska is near $ 155 million dollars. This is another costly bit of Legislature.Approved by Republicans for the public trust to be a maximized benefit for the state.RIGHT!

jford
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jford 07/06/14 - 08:32 pm
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Looper, refusing reality doesn't mean reality went away,

you can say nothing's carved in stone all day long, you can repeat the same deceit that Parnell and the Republican majority repeat.

They say, and you say, nothings carved in stone.

Except of course, ….all that stuff that definitely is carved in stone.

I just listed many of the laws amended by the passage of HB 138, when it was signed into law, several older laws were either stricken from the books, or forever altered.

Sure, you can claim anything can be amended. Trouble is, that's not as likely once it's already been legislated.

It's deceit, simple deceit for Parnell and the Republican majority to say nothings carved in stone, it's simply deceit to say all this is in the planning stages, so don't look at what laws we are changing while we tell you we aren't really doing anything.

Sure, I'll believe you about as far as I believe Parnell and the Republican majority. ….nevermind, I won't believe them or you at all.

I'll read what laws are now changed and I won't pay any attention to people saying nothing's happening here.

I'll go with the reality based view, and leave the mythology and the lies to the deceitful.

….and that would be Republican politicians and corporations.

Being deceitful is all they do. It's what they do.

You blew your line about nothing happening, nothing carved in stone when you asked about TransCanada. That contract with TransCanada is just one of the things carved in stone. Alaska is now on the hook with a contract with TransCanada for TransCanada to receive millions of dollars even if the whole project blows up in Parnell's face.

Nothing carved in stone? Yeah, right. Keep echoing the corporate line, nothing to see here, move along folks. (…..your just being robbed blind, …but don't pay any attention.)

beaverlooper
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beaverlooper 07/07/14 - 04:17 pm
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you contradict yourself

You contradict your self.One line you talk about all of the laws that have just been stricken or amended and turn around tell us things won't or can't be amended.
I agree we are being sold out ,being deceitful is what almost all politicians do,Republican or Democrat.
I just don't believe you are an oracle that knows everything about everything and can see for certain what the future brings.
I personally am very skeptical that this pipeline will be built near future ,rmaybe not at all. Especially if prop #1 passes.

jford
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jford 07/07/14 - 05:58 pm
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No, I don't see any contradiction.

I said once Parnell and this Republican majority passed and signed into law this specific legislation, that same specific legislation isn't as likely to be amended going forward, and especially not by the same Republican majority legislature, which, as damaging to the public as that would be, it's likely to be essentially the same Republican majority going forward, at least until the damage of this deal is done.

Maybe by then some of the dittoheads will finally come to their senses, … though I've my doubts they ever will surface from their stupor.

Beyond that looper, I've no interest in what you may or may not believe. You're still claiming we are an 'owner state', when the crux of HB 138 is to do away with some of the specific means predicating our ability to be an 'owner state'.

The contracts with TransCanada are a done deal, the changes made expanding the authority of the AGDC is a done deal, the forfeiture of our sovereignty in negotiations is a done deal, the loss of our royalty position is a done deal, the erosion of our ability to regulate is a done deal.

This legislation takes corporate risk from some of the largest corporations in the world, and transfers that risk onto the citizens of Alaska. The corporate minders of the Republican majority have laid out their desires and the Republican majority, together with the corporate lapdog of a governor have delivered just what the corporations always wanted.

You think the people who worked for years and years to pass this terrible policy are to be expected to reverse themselves and take it all back? That's simply delusional.

Alaska's position will never again be what it once was, this legislation changed all that.

Saying this is just planning stages or that nothing is carved in stone is simple deceit and your echoing of the same is no more or less than the same kind of deceit. Trying to walk it back now doesn't change a thing, …it is and was a lie to say nothing is carved in stone.

Even attempting to claim it could all be changed back to what it once was is nothing but more of the same kind of deceit.

Alaska is being robbed blind and most people are dutifully doing as they're told, looking the other way, and paying no attention whatsoever while their treasury and assets both are both being handed over to the corporations with no strings attached.

beaverlooper
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beaverlooper 07/08/14 - 09:43 am
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The oracle has spoken.

The oracle has spoken.So be it.

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