Spur needs support

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2006

“Spur line needs to come to peninsula” (Sept. 22), by James Isham, is absolutely correct. I agree with Mr. Isham’s assertion that the majority of Alaskans will benefit from a spur line heading south from Delta Junction. If you have examined the pipeline contract negotiated between the major oil companies and the governor, Mr. Isham, you will notice the contract stipulates several “T’s” in the pipe where spur lines could be connected. BP and the other major companies have made it clear that they would not build the spur lines themselves because they don’t market and sell gas in Alaska.

As I understand it, the companies have made this clear to Enstar and other natural gas sales companies in Alaska and are prepared to allow these companies to build spur lines south to ship natural gas to the Alaska users who need it. I suggest anyone in favor of this natural gas spur south from Delta Junction should contact the Legislature and voice their support for the natural gas line contract that was negotiated by Murkowski and is up for possible construction.

Nicholas Berg


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