State Legislators grapple with gasline issues in Washington, DC

State lawmakers attending the Energy Council meeting in Washington, DC are mulling over potential difficulties in updating a license to export liquefied Alaska natural gas to overseas markets. Backers of an All-Alaska line acquired the license nearly 20 years ago in hopes of shipping North Slope gas to Asian markets. But in a Wednesday meeting with a top Energy Department official and staffers, Alaska lawmakers were told they should not assume it would be considered valid now.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, DC