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One step closer for the Alaska Pipeline

TransCanada Corp.’s plans to build a natural gas pipeline from Alaska’s North Slope to the Alberta Hub got a bit more concrete recently when Alaska Governor Sarah Palin joined the state’s Natural Resources Commissioner and Revenue Commissioner as they formally signed and issued thelicence for the project, under theAlaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA), to the Calgary-based energy infrastructure company on Dec. 5.
In the four months since the state legislature approved TransCanada’s licence, the company has conducted engineering and environmental work, amongst other tasks, to help move it closer to building the 2,760-kilmometre pipeline.
TransCanada hopes to have the pipeline, which will be used to help distribute natural gas from Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay to the lower 48 U.S. states, up and running by September 2018.