Alaska’s natural gas dilemma – Everyone agrees Cook Inlet needs help. No one agrees on how or where to get it.
June 6, 2009
This article by Eric Lidji details the potential energy crisis that could result from Southcentral’s dependence on Cook Inlet natural gas for electricity and heat.
Deliverability, the ability of gas line companies to deliver natural gas to consumers, is dwindling, particularly at times of peak demand. There are several options to fix this problem in the short term, but as gas reserves decline changes in gas supply or gas demand will be necessary. Lidji explores the current problems facing gas producers, gasline suppliers and consumers, and potential solutions here.