Alaska Statutes.
Title 41. Public Resources
Chapter 41. Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority
Section 10. Establishment of the Authority.
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AS 41.41.010. Establishment of the Authority.

(a) There is established the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority, the purpose of which is to provide one or more of the following services and functions in order to bring natural gas from the North Slope to market, including

(1) the acquisition and conditioning of North Slope natural gas;

(2) the design and construction of the pipeline system;

(3) the operation and maintenance of the pipeline system;

(4) the design, construction, operation, of other facilities necessary for delivering the gas to market and to Southcentral Alaska; and

(5) the acquisition of natural gas market share sufficient to ensure the long-term feasibility of the pipeline system project.

(b) The authority is a public corporation and an instrumentality of the state within the Department of Revenue.

(c) The authority has a legal existence independent of and separate from the state.

(d) The acquisition of natural gas from the North Slope and its delivery to tidewater for shipment to market by the authority is an essential government function of the state.

(e) The authority may not be terminated as long as it has bonds, notes, or other obligations outstanding.

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