Governor Welcomes Enbridge Stranded Gas Application
April 2, 2004
"As owner and operator of more than 9,000 miles of natural gas pipelines, Enbridge is a well-qualified applicant for the Alaska Highway project," Murkowski said. "I am pleased to see that they are willing to consider participating as a partner in a consortium that would include Alaska Native corporations and other Alaska-based companies to move forward on this project."
The state is currently negotiating a draft contract under the Stranded Gas Act with the three major North Slope producers, BP, Conoco Phillips, and ExxonMobil, and has a second application under review from the Port Authority group, made up of the City of Valdez and the Fairbanks North Star Borough. A third applicant, MidAmerican, announced last week that it would withdraw its application after the state declined to give it a 5-year exclusive right to build, own and operate the pipeline.
Quoting the news release, Enbridge
has more than 50 years experience in North America, and owns
and operates Canada's largest natural gas distribution system,
with more than 1.7 million customers in Ontario, Quebec, New
Brunswick and New York state.
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