Support group for Alaska LNG project forms
The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. said June 7 that Alaska organizations from around the state have formed the Alaska Gasline Coalition to support AGDC’s Alaska LNG project.
Members include: Alaska AFL-CIO, Alaska Laborers, Anchorage Economic Development Corp., Arctic Slope Regional Corp., Calista Corp., Construction Industry Progress Fund, Kenai Peninsula Builders Association, Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, National Electrical Contractors Association-Alaska and the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce.
AGDC said it would provide coalition members with regular updates on the progress of the project and highlight opportunities for Alaskans to be involved. Coalition members support its work to develop Alaska LNG, AGDC said, because the project will allow commercialization of the North Slope’s natural gas resources, generate state revenue and provide jobs and reliable affordable energy for state residents.
AGDC said it would “utilize the coalition to demonstrate Alaskans’ support for the project and in-state capabilities to potential investors, the global LNG industry, and stakeholders.”
“Alaska LNG is a transformative project that will provide opportunities for all Alaskans,” said AGDC President Keith Meyer. “Alaskans will benefit from Alaska LNG through direct jobs, access to stable low-cost, clean energy, and revenue to the state. The Alaska Gasline Coalition will help ensure Alaskans are informed about the project’s progress so residents are prepared to take advantage of opportunities to be directly involved in the project from pre-construction through operations.”
Anchorage Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Bill Popp said AEDC “firmly believes that the Alaska LNG project would be a boon to our economy” and would grow and diversify the state’s economy, both goals which AEDC champions.
Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami said his organization is fully committed to the Alaska LNG project. “We know Alaskan contractors and workers are the best in the world at building in the Arctic and we look forward to the opportunity to build this project and bring our gas to market.”
Information about the Alaska Gasline Coalition is available at www.agdc.us/coalition.
- Petroleum News