Murkowski Hosting Federal Roundtable on LNG Path Forward

Senator Bringing Together Alaskans and Federal Officials in Anchorage Next Week

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, will host a roundtable discussion in Anchorage on Thursday on the federal processes for permitting an Alaska liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project.

The event will include a public discussion between senior energy officials from the relevant federal agencies about key federal permits, processes and opportunities related to an LNG export project in Alaska. 

Attendees will include Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Director of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects Ann Miles, Department of Interior Chief of Staff Tommy Beaudreau, and Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Oil and Natural Gas Paula Gant.

What: Roundtable on the federal government’s role in permitting an Alaska LNG project

When: Thursday, May 28 at 9 a.m. Alaska Standard Time

Where: Wilda Marston Theatre, 3600 Denali Street, Anchorage

RSVP: Press should RSVP to Karina Petersen at Karina_Petersen@Murkowski.Senate.Gov 

Currently, the Alaska LNG Project has a pending application for a conditional license to export LNG to non-free trade agreement nations before the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and has initiated the pre-filing process with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

The Alaska LNG Project is a proposed project currently being developed as a partnership between the state of Alaska, the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and TransCanada. 

The roundtable is open to the public and the media.