Qilak LNG Project Detailed
Could an Alaska North Slope LNG Project Undercut Gulf Coast Competitors? (RBN)
Housley Carr (Nov. 07): Qilak LNG is a North Slope liquefaction and LNG export project that is being developed by an affiliate of Lloyds Energy. (Qilak, an Inupiat word for the environment—land, sea and sky—is pronounced KEE-lack.) The proposed first phase of the project calls for the development of a 4 mtpa liquefaction plant that would be constructed in a shipyard in Japan, South Korea, or China, then floated to a site a few miles off the coast of Point Thomson in waters deep enough to receive large LNG carriers… The developer has suggested that there are a number of advantages to the Qilak LNG project, the primary one being that, unlike the Alaska LNG alternative, it would not require development of an 800-mile gas pipeline to an ice-free port… Qilak LNG expects to use ice-breaking LNG carriers similar to those used to transport product from the Yamal LNG facility in northwestern Siberia.