Report cites port's location, access, as key factors for shipping natural gas east.
Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 7:33:45 AM
By WESLEY LOY
Published: April 22nd, 2012 10:45 PM
Last Modified: April 22nd, 2012 10:46 PM
Port Valdez would be a better choice than Cook Inlet for loading giant tankers to export liquefied natural gas from Alaska, a new study concludes.
Valdez, in Prince William Sound, already serves as the pickup point for tankers hauling North Slope crude that comes down the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
Port Valdez has distinct advantages over Anchorage or other potential LNG ports in Cook Inlet, reported the comparative risk analysis prepared for the Alaska Gasline Port Authority.
"The Port of Valdez has already proven that it is a world-class oil export facility, with the infrastructure in place to
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