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City of Seward Legislative Hist
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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Janke <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2000-081 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, SUPPORTING THE ALASKA NORTH SLOPE NATURAL GAS <br />PIPELINE WITH ROUTE ALONG THE RAILBEL T AND A TERMINUS IN <br />SOUTH CENTRAL ALASKA <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Alaska North Slope Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project conducted a $20 <br />million feasibility study and identified a site in South Central Alaska and a site near Valdez as possible <br />locations for the terminus of the proposed Alaska North Slope Natural Gas Pipeline; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Alaska's in-state need for natural gas is increasing along the Parks Highway <br />railbelt route with 70% of all Alaskans living and conducting business on the route to South Central <br />Alaska; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, a route along the Parks Highway via the railbelt could supply compressed <br />natural gas to bush and rural Alaska via existing rail and barge transportation; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, South Central Alaska supplies of natural gas are declining with severe declines <br />anticipated later in this decade and North Slope gas revenue can more than replace lost oil recovery <br />within ten years; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, only a route along the Parks Highway via the railbelt will provide natural gas to <br />in-state residential and business consumers without construction of a costly spur line, which would <br />drastically increase Alaskan consumer costs; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Seward and other South Central Alaskan electric consumers are dependant <br />upon a continuing supply of natural gas for the production of electricity; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, natural gas utility companies are unlikely to expand natural gas service areas <br />unless long term, reliable supplies of natural gas can be guaranteed; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Seward residents and business owners do not currently enjoy the ability to use <br />natural gas to heat our homes or fuel our businesses; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, a South Central natural gas pipeline terminus would improve the prospects of <br />expanding service into Seward and other new areas; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the LNG has flourished in the South Central Alaska area, with 31 years of safe, <br />successful and profitable transport, production and marketing of LNG; and <br />
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