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A Rail Line to Alaska

January 03, 2013

Promoter G Seven Generations Ltd. is pitching an $8.6 B rail line from Ft.McMurray, Alberta to Delta Junction, Alaska. The rail line would carry bitumen from Alberta to access the Trans-Alaska Pipeline (TAPS), for export via tidewater at Valdez. 

The estimated 2,400-kilometre-long railway would run to Delta Junction, approximately 130 kilometres southeast of Fairbanks. The Financial Post notes that a single track would cost $8.4-billion and carry 1.5 million barrels per day.

G7G has requested the Alberta government chip in $10 M toward the $40 M cost of a feasibility study.

The key advantages of the G7G proposal would include:

G Seven Generations Ltd. is a private corporation.


The video (source c) is of Matt Vickers the CEO of G7G. Very eloquent individual.

The timing may be fortuitous for G7G if Northern Gateway goes down. The large amount of forgone revenues from not having adequate export channels for bitumen is a tailwind for this project. Higher oil prices would also help project economics.

The price tag quoted by G7G seems low. That’s what the feasibility study will flesh out.