Notice of Joint Application to Acquire Controlling Interest in a Public Utility

Notice of Joint Application to Acquire Controlling Interest in a Public Utility

The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that on January 5, 2018, Interior Gas Utility (IGU) and Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), filed a joint application seeking approval for the transfer of controlling interest in Fairbanks Natural Gas, LLC (FNG). Docket No. U-18-001 was opened to address this matter.

FNG provides natural gas distribution service in Fairbanks, Alaska under Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity No. 514. IGU and AIDEA have entered into a purchase and sale agreement in which IGU has agreed to purchase from AIDEA, a 100% membership interest in Pentex Alaska Natural Gas Company, LLC (Pentex). Pentex is the parent company of FNG. If the acquisition is approved, IGU will acquire controlling interest in FNG, as well as any other Pentex and FNG subsidiaries.

In conjunction with its application, IGU and AIDEA have filed a motion for expedited consideration of the application. No motions for waiver or petitions for confidentiality were filed with the application.

The Commission has not assessed the completeness of the application. The Commission will determine whether the application is complete by January 29, 2018.

You may obtain more information about this filing from Jomo Stewart, General Manager for IGU, at P.O. Box 70200, Fairbanks, AK, 99707; phone: (907) 374-4474. You may inspect the filing at the Commission’s office, 701 West Eighth Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK, 99501; phone: (907)276-6222, or on the Commission’s website at by typing Docket No. “U-18-001” in the Find a Matter search box.

To comment on this filing please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., February 2, 2018, at the Commission’s address given above or via our website at:

Individuals or groups of people with disabilities who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222; toll free 1-800-390-2782; TTY/Alaska Relay: 7-1-1 or 1-800-770-3973; or send a request via electronic mail to by January 26, 2018.

Dated at Anchorage, Alaska, this 12th day of January, 2018.



Stephen McAlpine

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Created 1/12/2018 2:49:24 PM by lahenry
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Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: U-18-001
Publish Date: 1/12/2018
Archive Date: 2/3/2018
  • Public Comment Deadline
    1/12/2018 12:00am - 2/2/2018 5:00pm