What is the Cook Inlet Pipeline Project all about?
01. About this Project
Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) seeks to provide an opportunity for Cook Inlet communities and the public to engage in developing strategies for pipeline safety and heightened emergency response for Cook Inlet pipelines. The project is funded under a Technical Assistance Grant provided by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
This website provides background information on Cook Inlet pipelines as well as information about a public webinar and public meeting opportunities offered as part of the same project. It also includes an online survey intended to elicit either concerns, questions, or suggestions from interested members of the public. Information exchanged and comments provided by the public will be compiled into a summary report that will be shared with the public, operators, and state and federal agencies.
This project focuses on pipelines that are associated with oil production in the Cook Inlet region, including sales grade crude oil pipelines, pipelines that transport fuel gas to offshore platforms, and unprocessed gas, oil, and water mixtures from platforms.
A separate initiative funded by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and CIRCAC is underway concurrent with this project (2018-2020). That project involves convening an expert panel to review detailed pipeline information and engage with the operating companies to develop recommendations for the continued safe operation of Cook Inlet pipeline infrastructure.
02. Project Timeline
Please see the table below for general timeline events.