Cook Inlet gas production and railbelt energy | Talk of Alaska

The Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska facility
The Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska facility. (Sabine Poux/KDLL)

Alaskans along the railbelt have relied on Cook Inlet gas for heat and power for decades, but the wells in the Cook Inlet basin, a long reliable source of natural gas for homes and businesses, are no longer so reliable with potential shortages looming in the next few years. Why isn’t more gas being developed in Cook Inlet, what’s the potential for renewable energy replacing gas, and what will it all mean for ratepayers if gas needs to be imported? We discuss the future energy needs for Southcentral Alaskans against diminishing supply on this Talk of Alaska


HOST: Lori Townsend


  • John Sims: President, ENSTAR Natural Gas
  • Chris Rose: Executive Director, Renewable Energy Alaska Project
  • Sen. Bill Wielechowski: D-Anchorage



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