On Saturday, April 15th U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Alaska Governor Bill Walker and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) President Keith Meyer. Vice President Pence made a stop in Alaska as part of his trip to Asia.
"We had an excellent briefing and discussion with Vice President Pence about the Alaska LNG project," said Meyer. The project will be the United States' largest energy export project and will help fortify the nation's ability to export LNG to the Asia-Pacific region.
The AGDC is an independent, public corporation of the State of Alaska. The top priority of AGDC is advancing the development and construction of a North Slope natural gas pipeline and LNG export terminal. The Alaska LNG project is expected to create 9,000 to 12,000 jobs for design and construction, with approximately 700 to 1,000 jobs for long-term operations
"Our meeting was a perfect precursor to the vice president's trip to Asia," said Meyer. Over the past few days Vice President Pence met with leaders in South Korea as well as Japan – two primary markets for Alaska LNG.
Above: Alaska Gasline Development Corporation President Keith Meyer Discusses the Alaska LNG Project with US Vice President Mike Pence. Source: AGDC