Assessment of Alaska LNG Project finds decrease in carbon emissions

November 8, 2021

EXP recently played a lead role in preparing a critical Greenhouse Gas Life Cycle Assessment of a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project by the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. The assessment team included SLR Consulting and Ashworth Leininger Group and found that the proposed Alaska LNG project will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 77 million tonnes per year.

The Alaska LNG project, which is expected to be among the world’s biggest natural gas projects, will deliver 20 millon tonnes per year of LNG to Asian markets and deliver a consistent supply of natural gas for in-state distribution that will enable power generators to use a cleaner fuel than coal. The assessment of the project found that this LNG supply chain will result in 50% less greenhouse gas emissions than the emissions from burning coal. The study also showed that the Alaska LNG has a lower greenhouse gas intensity than other similar LNG projects on the US Gulf Coast and Australia.

“We’re proud to have contributed to this important assessment on the Alaska LNG project. These types of assessments are critical in our work to support clients with navigating climate change issues and charting a path for cleaner energy,” said Vice President, Arctic Region, Chris Humphrey, PE.

Learn more about the assessment and EXP’s Arctic services by contacting Chris Humphrey