Alaska Stand Alone Gas Pipeline/ASAP - ADL 418997
Commissioner's Analysis and Proposed Decision:
Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Right-of-Way Lease Amendment
The Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources received an application, dated January 10, 2014, from the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, lessee for the Alaska Stand Alone Gas Pipeline/ASAP, ADL 418997, for a pipeline right-of-way lease amendment. The proposed amendment would change the pipeline design from a 24-inch diameter high pressure pipeline to a 36-inch diameter lean gas pipeline with a maximum allowable operating pressure of 1,480 psi, and revise the lease to reflect recent legislative amendments to Alaska Statute 38.35.
In accordance with Alaska Statute 38.35.080, the Commissioner has prepared an analysis of the application and a proposed decision. The public is invited to comment on the Commissioner's Analysis and Proposed Decision.
All comments must be submitted in writing to the State Pipeline Coordinator's Office (SPCO) before 5:00 p.m. on September 8, 2014.
Click the links below to view the decision documents, including the full public notice. Please contact the SPCO for more information
AGDC Submits Lease Amendment Application for ASAP Right-of-Way
The Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to Alaska Statute 38.35.070, hereby gives notice that Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC)submitted a request on January 10, 2014, to amend the right-of-way lease for the Alaska Stand Alone Gas Pipeline/ASAP.
The amendment application proposes several significant changes to the lease, including a change in pipeline design from a 24-inch diameter high pressure pipeline with a maximum allowable operating pressure of 2,500 psi to a 36-inch diameter lean gas pipeline with a maximum allowable operating pressure of 1,480 psi. The amendment application also includes lands on the North Slope for facilities associated with the project and proposes to revise the lease to reflect recent legislative actions.
Alaska Statute 38.35.200 governs judicial review of a decision of the commissioner. Any objections pursuant to AS 38.35.200 must be submitted in writing to the SPCO by 5:00 p.m. on March 28, 2014. Click the links below for more information.
The Alaska Stand Alone Gas Pipeline is being planned as an in-state gas pipeline designed to provide long-term, stable supplies of natural gas from the North Slope to Fairbanks and Cook Inlet areas, as well as other communities where practicable. In March of 2010, the Alaska Legislature mandated that a group of industry professionals convene under the corporate banner of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for the specific purpose of developing, refining and producing an in-state natural gas pipeline project plan by July 1, 2011 (see link below). The focus of the pipeline project is to supply gas to Southcentral Alaska by 2016 to offset the projected supply decline.
Alaska Gasline Development Corporation submitted a revised application dated March 21, 2011, in accordance with the Alaska Right-of-Way Leasing Act, AS 38.35.050, for a proposed Alaska Stand Alone Gas Pipeline/ASAP (ASAP) right-of-way lease. On Monday, July 25, the SPCO issued a comprehensive right-of-way lease to AGDC.
ASAP ROW Lease and Exhibits
Leasehold Location Order No. 32 Documents