The head of the federal government’s Energy Information Administration says Alaska natural gas will be an attractive supply for the nation even if it doesn’t starting flowing to market for another dozen years. The EIA’s newest long-term energy outlook assumes it will be 2020 before an Alaska gas pipeline will be able to supply lower 48 markets. At a US Senate hearing today, Lisa Murkowski noted that every time that outlook is updated, the projected start date for the Alaska gas line gets pushed back. But she’s hopeful a project will get moving before much longer.
Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, DC