JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's contribution toward building a liquefied natural gas project could range from $4.6 billion to $11.4 billion, depending on the equity stake and whether the state has a partner.
An agreement to advance the project anticipates a state interest share of about 20 to 25 percent. Alaska's participation rate would be established through tax and royalties and the state would be responsible a commensurate level of construction costs.
Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash told lawmakers Wednesday the state's total capital investment without a partner for the gas treatment plant, liquefaction facility and pipeline would be $9.1 billion with a 20 percent stake and $11.4 billion at 25 percent.
With TransCanada Corp. as a partner, the state's share for the liquefaction would be $4.6 billion or $5.8 billion.