On April 15, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Alaska Governor Bill Walker and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation President Keith Meyer concerning the Alaska LNG Project.
“We had an excellent briefing and discussion with Vice President Pence about the Alaska LNG project,” said Meyer. “Our meeting was a perfect precursor to the vice president’s trip to Asia.”
Over the coming days, Vice President Pence will also meet with leaders in South Korea as well as Japan – two primary markets for Alaska LNG. Trade partnerships will be a primary topic of discussion.
Vice President Pence is the latest in a string of recent high-profile government officials to express interest in the Alaska LNG Project. Last week, on April 7, Chinese President Xi Jinping, returning to Beijing after meeting with President Donald Trump, visited Anchorage where he met with Walker and Meyer.
The Alaska LNG Project includes the construction of an 800-mile, 42-inch diameter pipeline containing a daily capacity of 3.3 billion cubic feet. The pipeline will transport North Slope resources to Nikiski for export to international LNG markets, and multiple interconnection points will provide for in-state gas distribution.
If completed, the Alaska LNG 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.