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Alaska North Slope Gas Hydrate Energy Resources

By Timothy S. Collett

Open-File Report 2004–1454

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Version 1.0
Published 2005
In late November 2004, the Alaska State Legislature requested the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to provide a technical briefing on the energy resource potential of gas hydrates in northern Alaska at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) “Technical Conference for Regulations Governing the Conduct of Open Seasons for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects, Docket No. RM05-1-000,” scheduled for December 3, 2004, in Anchorage, Alaska. In response to this request, Dr. Timothy S. Collett of the USGS participated in the FERC-hosted conference, and presented a brief overview of the energy resource potential of gas hydrates in northern Alaska. This report summarizes Dr. Collett's presentation at the conference, in which he discussed the issue under the FERC “Notice of Proposed Rule Making” that addresses the amount of Alaska North Slope gas potentially available for transport through an Alaska gas pipeline.

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