ALASKA LNG PROJECT LEADERS MEET BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS ACROSS THE STATE
Hundreds of professionals convened in Anchorage for the first of four Alaska LNG Project Business
Information sessions. The session in Anchorage kicked of a series that included presentations in
Fairbanks, Barrow and Kenai.
“I’m really happy about the turnout because it shows that it’s not only the oil and gas industry that’s
excited about the future of LNG production. The local business community is really starting to feel the excitement too,” said Rebecca Logan, general manager of the Alaska Support Industry Alliance.
Alaska LNG organized these late April events to spur the flow of information between project personnel and businesses that could potentially benefit from what would be the largest endeavor ever between the State of Alaska and major parties in the oil and gas industry. Alaska LNG sent about a dozen team members to the locations to answer
questions concerning the proposed liquefied natural gas export project.
The presentations outlined the project’s potential benefits for businesses, the State of Alaska and its residents. For example, the Alaska LNG Project could create 15,000 design and construction jobs. The project would require up to 1,000 additional jobs for long-term operations. The State of Alaska would benefit from tax revenue, potentially billions of dollars for the Alaska economy. Alaskan residents could also experience improved connections to fuel.
The open communication process between the Alaska LNG Project and interested parties will continue in the coming months, especially as new data on the project becomes available from studies done to determine project logistics related to infrastructure and labor.
Overall the business information sessions were just the beginning of the free-flow of information surrounding the Alaska LNG Project.