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The proposed Alaska gas pipeline is unlikely to have a direct impact on natural gas prices in...

The proposed Alaska gas pipeline is unlikely to have a direct impact on natural gas prices in the lower 48 U.S. states which are driven mainly by expectations about shale gas supplies in places like Texas, the Gulf Coast states and Pennsylvania. Increasing supplies of liquefied nat gas on the global market could in theory put downward pressure on LNG shipped from other ports.
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  • Aristiphones
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    with any luck it would put downward pressure on gas prices in Alaska!http://bit.ly/PUyeyB
    ooops. too much to ask again...well, you are paid to live there....
    4 Oct 2012, 05:49 PM Reply Like
  • taemwar
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    It might affect gas (natural gas) prices, but not gasoline prices. Gasoline is refined from oil, not gas. Natural gas is mostly methane with some ethane, propane, butane and pentanes. Only the pentanes could be used as automobile fuel, but would be less desirable than octanes.
    5 Oct 2012, 06:39 AM Reply Like
  • taemwar
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    There must be trillions of cubic feet of gas since only oil has been produced so far since there was no gas pipeline. Unless they run a pipeline through Canada to get it to the U.S. market, then it would have to be liquified in order to deliver it. Then it could be delivered by ships.
    4 Oct 2012, 10:48 PM Reply Like
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