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Railbelt utilities move closer to decisions on importing natural gas as legislators debate energy bills

Posted on AllSides April 6th, 2024
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JUNEAU — Utilities in Alaska’s Railbelt are getting closer to importing natural gas as legislators debate energy bills intended to bridge a looming shortfall of Cook Inlet gas. Natural gas is used to generate over 80% of the Railbelt’s heat and power. Since Hilcorp told utilities in 2022 that its contracts would not automatically be extended, utility managers have discussed importing natural gas as likely the best available alternative. Power and heating prices would be expected to increase substantially. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources expects a Cook Inlet gas...

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