Alaska cities tout plan to truck in natural gas, propane

12/22/2010 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Alaska)

The cities of Fairbanks and Valdez, Alaska, are sticking to their plan to begin trucking in natural gas and propane from the North Slope, despite earlier predictions that the project would prove more expensive than anticipated. The $250 million plan calls for the Alaska Gasline Port Authority to buy Fairbanks Natural Gas, a privately owned gas retail company, and begin bringing fuel to the region by truck. Valdez would get the bulk of the propane shipped under the plan and would have its port facilities overhauled to allow excess fuel to be shipped out for sale elsewhere.

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Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (Alaska)