Fairbanks Gets Briefed on North Slope Gas

A plan for trucking North Slope natural gas to Fairbanks was laid out for the public at meetings in Fairbanks on Wednesday.  The publically owned Alaska Gas Line Port Authority wants to sell bonds to buy the private utility Fairbanks Natural Gas, build a processing facility on the North Slope and truck gas to Fairbanks for distribution on an expanded local piping network.  FNG President Dan Britton said the project accommodates possible gas pipelines, while protecting Fairbanks from the rising price of oil, the fuel it currently relies on for heating and power.

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

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