October 03, 2011
ANCHORAGE, AK., October 3, 2011– Former Chairman of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA), Dave Harbour, assumed his role this week as Director of External Affairs for the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), a subsidiary of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC). Harbour’s assignment includes keeping legislative leaders informed of project status, along with oversight of media and stakeholder communications.
AGDC president, Dan Fauske, said the appointment followed a recruitment effort involving the consideration of a number of highly qualified candidates. “Dave’s regulatory background and external affairs management with Atlantic Richfield company and three gas pipeline corporations particularly distinguished his application”, Fauske said.
House Bill 369 (HB369), passed by the 26th Alaska Legislature in April 2010, established the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) as a subsidiary corporation of AHFC to pursue developing a project plan for delivering North Slope natural gas to Interior and Southcentral Alaska. The Legislature received AGDC’s Project Plan in July 2011. The Plan described how a 737-mile-long, 24-inch-diameter Alaska Stand Alone Gas Pipeline/ASAP project could be feasibly designed, financed, constructed and operated as the legislation directed. The AGDC organization is now working to fulfill continuing legislative requirements to move the project forward.