Fairbanks businesses support AGDC
The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. said Aug. 17 that several Fairbanks-based businesses have joined the Alaska Gasline Coalition, a group of organizations which support AGDC’s efforts to advance the Alaska LNG project.
The new Fairbanks members are: Airport Equipment Rentals, Brice Inc., Doyon Ltd., Fairbanks Building & Construction Trades Council, Fairbanks Central Labor Council, Fairbanks Economic Development Corp., Fairbanks Laborers Local 942, Frontier Supply Co., Ghemm Inc., Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 375 and Yukon Equipment.
“A primary purpose of the pipeline is to provide Alaskans with a reliable source of gas and a clean, affordable energy alternative,” said AGDC President Keith Meyer. “Access to North Slope natural gas will transform Interior Alaska communicates. The newest members of the Alaska Gasline Coalition will assist AGDC to communicate Alaska LNG project progress and help ensure that Alaskans across the Interior are prepared for the opportunities that come with it.”
“Alaska LNG will positively impact the shareholders of Doyon by delivering clean natural gas to Interior communities, providing jobs and economic opportunities, and raising revenue to the state for essential services,” said Aaron Schutt, Doyon Ltd. president and CEO.
“Alaska LNG means jobs for the Interior,” said Scott Eickholt, secretary treasurer of Fairbanks Laborers. “Our communities are relying on this project to bring affordable energy, cleaner fuel and an economic boom to the state only seen one time prior. It is our generation’s legacy much like the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System project of the 1970s was our fathers’ and grandfathers’ legacy.”
AGDC said it provides the coalition with regular updates on Alaska LNG, highlights opportunities for Alaskans to get involved and uses the coalition to demonstrate support of Alaskans for the project and in-state capabilities to potential investors, the global LNG industry and stakeholders.
- Petroleum News