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Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Projects


BLM-Alaska is processing right-of-way (ROW) applications for two major pipeline projects. The BLM's role for these projects is to participate in the environmental analysis and grant a ROW across federal land in Alaska.

The Alaska LNG project proposes to construct a 42" buried pipeline from Prudhoe Bay to Nikiski, where the gas will be processed into liquefied natural gas (LNG) and shipped by container vessels to overseas markets. In accordance with the Natural Gas Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will be the lead federal agency for the environmental impact statements. 
Alaska Gas Pipeline

The BLM is processing a ROW application from the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) for the Alaska Stand-Alone Pipeline (ASAP). The ASAP project consists of a 36" buried pipeline from Prudhoe Bay to Cook Inlet to deliver North Slope natural gas to Fairbanks and Southcentral Alaska. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the lead Federal agency for the ongoing supplemental environmental impact statement.

The BLM has received an application for a natural gas pipeline ROW from Donlin Gold, LLC. The Donlin Gold project would be a 12" buried pipeline to deliver natural gas from Cook Inlet to its proposed gold mine north of the Middle Kuskokwim River village of Crooked Creek. The environmental analysis for this pipeline ROW will be included in the overall analysis for Federal permits authorizing construction and operation of the mine.

BLM-Alaska's point-of-contact is Earle Williams, Natural Gas Pipeline Project Manager. 

Contact us: BLM-Alaska Public Information Center (907)-271-5960 or

 Helpful Resource Links

Mineral Leasing Act (MLA) Right-of-way Regulations 

BLM Branch of Pipeline Monitoring

Alaska State Pipeline Coordinator's Office (SPCO) 

Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Act (ANGPA) 

Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA)