Story last updated at 11/19/2008 - 4:23 pm
The Denali Alaska gas pipeline group owned by BP and ConocoPhillips have submitted an application for a right-of-way across federal lands in Alaska, a company spokesman said Nov. 13. About one-third of the 730 miles of the pipeline route in Alaska are on federal lands managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
The Denali project would build a large-diameter pipeline from the Alaska North Slope approximately 2,000 miles to a location near the British Columbia-Alberta border, where it could connect with existing pipelines, the company has said in briefings. A possible 1,500-mile further extension of the pipeline from Alberta to the U.S. Midwest is still under study, MacDowell said.
Meanwhile, Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. is working on a rival proposal to build a pipeline along a similar route from northern Alaska to Alberta. TransCanada also plans an open season in 2010, said Tony Palmer, the company's vice president for Alaska gas development.