The Alaska LNG Project continues purchasing private and public land in the Nikiski area, as the project continues its pre-engineering and design phase. LNG is liquefied natural gas.
According to applications filed with the U.S. Department of Energy, 120 acres have been purchased for a natural gas plant.
Another 97 acres are under contract for purchase, and a deal with the Kenai Peninsula Borough is being worked out for another 30 acres.
Project manager Steve Butts says that the new plant will take up about 400 acres. Land access rights have also been acquired along the 800-mile pipeline corridor from Point Thompson on the North Slope to Nikiski.
The $45 billion to $65 billion project is expected to export up to 20 million tons of liquefied natural gas per year for 30 years.