Our Goal: Gas for Alaskans!
Project Milestones (2009 â present)
The Mission of the ASAP is to develop and sanction a natural gas pipeline which is designed to deliver natural gas from the North Slope of Alaska to South-central Alaska, serving as many communities as practicable, with an affordable, long-term energy solution.
The Notice of Intent published June 30, 2017 has been revised to extend the public comment period through August 29, 2017. groinery
The ASAP Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact and additional documents can be found on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers web site at 5169940742.
The Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP) is Alaskaâs in-state natural gas pipeline project designed to develop an affordable, long-term energy solution for Fairbanks, South-central, and as many other Alaskan communities as possible. The 733-mile, low pressure pipeline will run from Prudhoe Bay to Point MacKenzie, with a 30-mile lateral line between the main pipeline and Fairbanks.
The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) in-state natural gas pipeline projectâs Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was issued in 2012. Due to changes in the gas composition, length of the gas line and other factors, AGDC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began work on a Supplemental EIS (SEIS) which is scheduled for public meetings in 2017 with a potential for issuance of a Final SEIS in early 2018. Once the SEIS is complete, construction is anticipated to begin in 2019, with an in-state gas pipeline delivery of gas to communities by 2023.
The pipeline would carry up to 500 million cubic feet per day of consumer grade âlean gas.â Lean gas is energy ready for delivery to, and consumption by, customers. ASAP project optimization confirms that the âlean gasâ design model improves tariffs for the Interior, reduces overall project risk, reduces the impact on the environment, and presents the potential for more community natural gas takeoffs along the alignment.
The benefits of ASAP include providing a reliable, affordable energy source to the residents of Alaska. Contracts for natural gas could be negotiated for periods of 20-30 years with a fixed price. The demand for natural gas could bring other rural communities on-line, creating utility co-ops, and forming companies to deliver natural gas. The goal of ASAP is to develop Alaskaâs gas potential for the maximum benefits of Alaskans Ì¶ including providing 8,000 jobs during construction, increasing energy supply and security, boosting the stateâs economic opportunities, and increasing public revenue from Alaskaâs energy basins.