Murkowski: Congress supports Alaska gas line

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski says Congress is helping pave the way for a new gas pipeline in Alaska.
In a video news release, Murkowski says an energy bill in the works will include financial incentives for the company that builds the pipeline.
The incentives include increasing the loan guarantee to $30 billion and allowing the company to access federal financing.
The gas line has also received support from President Barack Obama's administration, which has helped the project gain national exposure.
"This is a massive project for Alaska, providing jobs and economic opportunity in a way for us to get our gas to market," Murkowski said.
Murkowski says with more energy resources becoming available in the Lower 48 it's important for Alaska to stay competitive, and being a White House priority will help
By:  Jill Burke