Alaskans heard the word “investment” a great deal during the recent legislative session. They likely will hear more of the word in the months and years ahead as the state continues efforts to bring increased investment to the North Slope, and others evaluate whether those efforts are successful.
There are concerns about natural gas supply in Southcentral Alaska. Gas fields in the region, discovered in the 1960s and 1970s, are being depleted. Southcentral utilities have estimated that annual gas supply may fall short of demand by 2014 or 2015 and are working on plans to import liquefied natural gas or compressed natural gas as a contingency.