The trade mission is part of Walker’s goal to deepen commercial ties with China.
“We don’t want to move quickly at all costs,” said Alaska BP regional manager David VanTuyl. “We don’t want to rush into the largest energy project in North America that only ends up losing lots of money for all of us.”
A joint session of both houses voted 31-27 to confirm Hopkins to the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation board.
Project spokesperson Kim Fox called it a milestone in Alaska’s long quest for a natural gas pipeline.