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Upon completion of thorough consultation, environmental and regulatory Approval Processes, the G7G Railway will be constructed from Fort McMurray, Alberta to Delta Junction, Alaska for the purpose of transporting commodities, including crude oil, to world markets. All commodities, excluding crude oil, will be transported from Delta Junction to Port McKenzie tidewater via the Alaska Rail system. Crude oil will be shipped to tidewater via the existing Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS).
In 2005 the governments of Alaska and Yukon collaborated to fund a study, proposing that a railway be built from northern British Columbia to Alaska, via Yukon, to facilitate the development of new iron ore and other mineral mines. The Al-Can Rail Link Study was released in 2007, with results indicating that the railway was not economically feasible on mineral haul revenue alone.
Studies conducted by AECOM, G7G’s engineering consultant, confirm that revenue from hauling crude oil alone does pay for this project. The Business Case calculations based on these studies indicate the project could be paid out in less than 20 years. Additional revenue from other commodity shipments could shorten this payout period even more. The predictability of revenue generated by transporting commodities, other than crude oil, is not reliable enough to finance the construction of a railway.
Safety is the number one mandate for the hauling and shipping of crude oil to world markets. With this priority in mind, G7G Railway has chosen the safest and most prepared crude oil shipping port in North America … the deep water Port of Valdez in Alaska.
The G7G Railway Project offers:
- A purpose-built, double-track railway utilizing the latest technologies focusing on safety and environmental concerns
- Transportation of all commodities (crude oil, refined petroleum products, forestry, agriculture, minerals, potash, manufactured goods, etc.) to and from Pacific tidewater
- World market access for full value pricing
- Thousands of employment opportunities
- Economic diversification (power generation, manufacturing, etc.)
- The main rail line which will open opportunities for connecting spur lines to regional isolated communities and resources, as well as Canadian and/or other Alaskan ports
- Proper Indigenous recognition, relationship and respect
Since the very conception of this railway project, G7G has shared information with the Indigenous Communities whose Traditional Territories will be directly impacted, with the commitment of creating a true accommodation partnership.
As a result, resolutions of support for the unique G7G Railway concept have been passed by the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta, the Alaska Tanana Chiefs Conference and the Assembly of First Nations.
A VIABLE OPTION
Studies have demonstrated that a rail link to Alaska is a viable, multi-purpose option for gaining efficient new supply-chain access to Pacific tidewater.
Recently released data proves that the G7G Railway is an extremely competitive means of transporting crude oil.
Studies also indicate that long-term stable employment will be created for both Canadians and Americans, starting with Indigenous Communities in Alberta, BC, Yukon, NWT and Alaska.
Including but not limited to:
- 40,000 + construction jobs
- 1,500 – 2,000 permanent jobs
- 20,000 + associated jobs
WHY THE PORT OF VALDEZ?
The Port of Valdez is a free-trade, deep water, open port that was designed to ship crude oil from the North Slope via TAPS. The pipeline capacity flow peaked at 2.2 million barrels per day (mpbd) and is now shipping approximately 0.5 mbpd, leaving sufficient capacity for Canadian crude oil. Most importantly, after the Exxon oil spill, the Port of Valdez has become the model of safety with more than 300 people employed by the Ship Escort/Response Vessel System (SERVS). SERVS operates out of a warehouse at Valdez Harbor with a USD $60 million annual budget where hundreds of local fishers actively participate in regular drills and are ready to respond in the event of a spill.
THE NORTHWEST WANTS IN
Finally, the long-awaited, vital rail link connecting Alaska and Northern Canada to the integrated North American rail network is now economically possible.
Dateline: Juneau, AK; February, 2019
A unanimous resolution to support the rail link to Canada and the Lower 48 States was passed by the State of Alaska Legislature.
This is the most opportune time in history for the G7G Railway Project
Our approach promises significant economic benefits to Indigenous Communities, Canada and Alaska while addressing environmental concerns, as well as the establishment of major infrastructure that will serve the long term future.
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