Quick Facts

Our Goal:  Gas for Alaskans!

  • Meets Alaska’s current and growing energy demands
  • Makes gas accessible to Fairbanks, the Southcentral region, and other Alaskan communities

Project Milestones (2009 – present)

  • Engineered to an advanced design level (Class 3) sufficient for financing procurement and Open Season
  • Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) published in 2012; Currently engaged in Supplemental EIS Process
  • State Right-of-Way (ROW) amended lease granted; Federal ROW Application under review

Mainline Characteristics

  • 733 mile long, 36” buried natural gas pipeline  
  • Transects Alaska North-to-South, from gas fields in Prudhoe Bay to ENSTAR Tie-in north of Wasilla

Fairbanks Lateral

  • 30 mile long, 12” buried natural gas pipeline (Tie-in to Mainline at MP 440)


  • Gas Conditioning Facility (GCF) on North Slope designed to condition and transport a volume of up to 500 MMscfd
  • All compression provided at GCF

The Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP) | Mission Statement

The Mission of the ASAP is to develop and sanction a natural gas pipeline which is designed to deliver natural gas from the North Slope of Alaska to South-central Alaska, serving as many communities as practicable, with an affordable, long-term energy solution.

What's New

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Transportation and Hazardous Materials, and Alaska Department of Natural Resources, prepared the final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the ASAP project.

The Notice of Availability for the final SEIS was published in the Federal Register on Friday, June 22, 2018. The Corps will issue a Record of Decision for the project following the close of the 30 day comment period.

The SEIS and additional documents can be found on the Corps web site at www.asapeis.com

Alaska’s In-State Gas Pipeline

The Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP) is Alaska’s in-state natural gas pipeline project designed to develop an affordable, long-term energy solution for Fairbanks, South-central, and as many other Alaskan communities as possible. The 733-mile, low pressure pipeline will run from Prudhoe Bay to Point MacKenzie, with a 30-mile lateral line between the main pipeline and Fairbanks.

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) in-state natural gas pipeline project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was issued in 2012. Due to changes in the gas composition, length of the gas line and other factors, AGDC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began work on a Supplemental EIS (SEIS) which is scheduled for public meetings in 2017 with a potential for issuance of a Final SEIS in early 2018. Once the SEIS is complete, construction is anticipated to begin in 2019, with an in-state gas pipeline delivery of gas to communities by 2023.

The pipeline would carry up to 500 million cubic feet per day of consumer grade “lean gas.” Lean gas is energy ready for delivery to, and consumption by, customers. ASAP project optimization confirms that the “lean gas” design model improves tariffs for the Interior, reduces overall project risk, reduces the impact on the environment, and presents the potential for more community natural gas takeoffs along the alignment.

The benefits of ASAP include providing a reliable, affordable energy source to the residents of Alaska. Contracts for natural gas could be negotiated for periods of 20-30 years with a fixed price. The demand for natural gas could bring other rural communities on-line, creating utility co-ops, and forming companies to deliver natural gas. The goal of ASAP is to develop Alaska’s gas potential for the maximum benefits of Alaskans ̶ including providing 8,000 jobs during construction, increasing energy supply and security, boosting the state’s economic opportunities, and increasing public revenue from Alaska’s energy basins.