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AK House Majority Media Advisory - Fairbanks Meeting to Cover Aspects of an Instate Gasline (Wednesday)


Transportation & infrastructure needs, logistics, and financing to be discussed



Monday, November 7, 2011, Wasilla, Alaska – A group of legislators focused on providing Alaska’s natural gas for Alaskans will meet in Fairbanks Wednesday to discuss the many aspects involved with building a line.


Rep. Mark Neuman, House Co-Chair of the In-State Gas Caucus, said he supports Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, who last week held a press conference outlining enabling legislation for the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation’s in-state line. Neuman, R-Susitna-Valley, said the hearing in Fairbanks will build off the previous caucus meetings and the press event, allowing caucus members to delve deeper into what it would take to permit, stage, finance and build a gas pipeline for instate use. “I applaud Speaker Chenault and other Majority Caucus members for really keeping the ball moving and advancing the debate on providing Alaska’s gas for Alaskans,” Neuman said. “Our caucus will look to further these discussions and gain a better understanding of the complex timing and logistics involved.”


The hearing will take place Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center, located at 3600 Cartwright Court.


Members will receive reports and testimony from Alaska Dept. of Transportation officials on infrastructure. Local businesses, including Golden Valley Electric Association and the Fairbanks Pipeline Company will present on Interior Alaska energy needs, and the meeting will conclude with a project financing roundtable headed up by Alaska Gasline Development Corp. President Dan Fauske.



WHO:              In-state Gasline Caucus members

DOT&PF officials

Local Fairbanks business members

AK Gasline Development Corp. officials

WHAT:            Fairbanks hearing on In-State gasline development

WHEN:           Wednesday, November 9, 2011 – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center

3600 Cartwright Court



For more information contact Rep. Neuman’s office at 907-376-2679.

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