Final EIS released on gas project

The final environmental impact study has been released on the Point Thomson gas project on the North Slope.


The  study's release is the last step before the federal government can give the project the go-ahead.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the final environmental impact study for the ExxonMobil Corp.'s gas project on Friday. The 500-page report reviews a wide range of topics, from water quality to marine life to recreation.


The Corps of Engineers has until the end of August to review the project and file a decision.


Point Thomson is estimated to contain 8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, about 300 million barrels of gas condensate liquids and some traditional crude oil.