Deal inked for North Slope LNG plant

  • By Associated Press
  • Sunday, September 21, 2014 9:58pm
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FAIRBANKS (AP) — The effort to truck North Slope natural gas to the Fairbanks area for home heating and electricity generation is a step closer to fruition.

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority and project development firm MWH signed an agreement outlining the construction, ownership and operation of the liquified natural gas plant that’s central to the Interior Energy Project.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the state agency will own the plant while an MWH subsidiary will build and operate it.

The subsidiary, Northern Lights Energy, will also sell the LNG produced by the plant to Interior buyers.

Northern Lights can start entering contracts with Fairbanks-area utilities, outlining the volume of gas and how much it will cost.

The Fairbanks area is expected to start receiving the gas late next year.

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