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Alaska LNG Project

PROJECT WEBSITE: http://alaska-lng.com/

All dates below are specific to the schedule of the Environmental Review and Permitting processes for this project.

In Progress

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING STATUS
IN PROGRESS

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ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING
12/14/2022

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ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING PROCESSES
COMPLETED

Pipelines

SECTOR
Pipelines

Project Category

CATEGORY
FAST-41 Covered Projects

Department of Energy

LEAD AGENCY
Department of Energy

Other Agencies with Actions or Authorizations:

Department of Commerce

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security, US Coast Guard

Department of the Interior

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management

Department of the Interior

Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service

Department of the Army

Department of the Army, US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory

Department of Energy

Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy

Department of the Interior

Department of the Interior, National Park Service

Description:

The Alaska LNG Project is comprised of the following integrated and interdependent facilities:  a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Southcentral Alaska designed to produce up to 20 million metric tons per annum of LNG; an approximately 807-mile, 42-inch diameter gas pipeline; a gas treatment plant (GTP) within the Prudhoe Bay Unit (PBU) on the North Slope; an approximately 1-mile, 60-inch diameter gas transmission line connecting the GTP to the PBU gas production facility; and an approximately 63 mile, 32-inch diameter gas transmission line connecting the GTP to the Point Thomson gas production facility.  The mainline of the Alaska LNG Project will traverse over 800 miles from the GTP on the North Slope of Alaska through several boroughs before it crosses Cook Inlet and connects with the liquefaction plant and marine terminal in Nikiski, Alaska. 

Fast-41 Initiation Notice

Project Application and Supporting Documents

Federal Agency Actions

FERC Litigation

  • None filed.

DOE litigation re Natural Gas Export Authorization

Alaska LNG Project LLC - FE Dkt. No. - 14-96-LNG | Department of Energy

For improved transparency, FERC is providing this supplemental table to reflect the additional federal authorizations that may be required for the Alaska LNG Project.  

Additional Federal Agency Permitting Timetable for the Alaska LNG Project 
Responsible Agency Federal Permit/Review Status Applicable Timelines
US Coast Guard Letter of Recommendation Complete Receipt of Letter of Intent:  May 15, 2014
Receipt of Waterway Suitability Assessment:  March 18, 2016
Letter of Recommendation to FERC:  August 17, 2016

Update: 

Federal environmental review and authorization for the Alaska LNG Project was completed on September 16, 2020. However, on April 15, 2021, the Department of Energy (DOE), a cooperating agency on this project, granted a request for rehearing of a final order issued to Alaska LNG Project LLC for the export of liquefied natural gas produced from Alaskan sources to non-free trade agreement countries, pursuant to the Natural Gas Act (NGA). In the Rehearing Order, DOE stated that it was granting rehearing for the purpose of conducting two Alaska-specific environmental studies (collectively, the Alaska environmental study proceeding). To this end, DOE currently is preparing a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Alaska environmental study proceeding (DOE/EIS-0512-S1), consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act. Based on its findings from the SEIS—including the associated public process—DOE intends to issue an order under section 3(a) of the NGA, in which DOE presents its findings and conclusions, by December 14, 2022. DOE may decide to modify, set aside, or confirm the Alaska LNG Order (Order No. 3643-A), in whole or in part. Because DOE’s supplemental environmental review and subsequent order are currently the only pending Federal actions on this project and all other federal reviews and authorizations—including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Authorization for Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal Facilities, Onshore or in State Waters”—are complete, DOE is replacing FERC as the NEPA lead agency for this SEIS.

Last updated October 13, 2021

Permitting Timetable

The permitting timetable below displays data as reported by agencies. Dates for Environmental Review and Permitting processes (Actions) that are in 'Paused' or 'Planned' status are subject to change and are not indicative of a project's final schedule.

  • For information about extensions, select an Action from the timetable below and select 'View Action Details' at the bottom of the page.
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Overall Project Timetable
 
STATUS
Schedule
Extension or Delay
Ahead of Schedule
Paused
No End Date
Planned

Action Information

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