As reserves in the Cook Inlet Basin dwindle, Alaska leaders are warning of natural gas shortages as early as 2027. 

Natural gas production in the basin has fallen to about 70 Bcf/year, according to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The reduced production was cited for shuttering operations at the Agrium Kenai Nitrogen Plant in 2007. The Kenai LNG facility also suspended operations in 2016. 

Enstar Natural Gas Co. President John Sims in a recent interview said supplies near-term could provide enough gas for the 150,000 customers. However, Sims told the Anchorage Daily News that he is “really, really concerned” about having enough supply around 2028.

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