ExxonMobile estimates about seven years to complete construction and start operation at the large-scale LNG producing project in Alaska, according to the company's report explaining the outline of the project. The report, recently submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), requests for FERC's approval by July 2018 for starting construction at the end of 2018 or during the first half of 2019.|
The project (Alaska LNG), of which development is being promoted by ExxonMobile, ConocoPhilips, TransCanada and Alaska Gasline Development, is to produce 20 million tonnes per year of LNG in Nikiski, south Alaska, based on natural gas supplies from North Slope in northern Alaska.
Over three years are estimated for construction of the 800-mile pipelines from North Slope to the liquefaction plant. Pipeline construction is scheduled to start in 2019.