The Institute of the North, an Anchorage-based nonprofit that promotes understanding of Arctic and natural resource management issues, has prepared a six-minute video on federal laws governing export of Alaska North Slope natural gas.
Interest has been renewed in liquefying Alaska gas and shipping it aboard tankers to buyers in Japan, China, India and other Asian markets. The video explains the roles that 1938, 1975 and 1976 federal laws play in the process for approving such Alaska natural gas exports.
Alaska is one of several potential LNG suppliers to Asian gas and electric utilities that are increasingly relying on the cleaner-burning fuel to meet their customers' needs.
The Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects assisted with the video project.