Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he didn’t hear much interest in Alaska’s gasline at a conference in Texas. But he did hear interest from companies in investing in North Slope oil.
On Wednesday, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker joined three other governors in an energy roundtable discussion with President Donald Trump.
The team working on the Alaska LNG gas line project is undergoing a big shift as the state prepares to take over.
The governor’s Asia trip came as the state’s lead partners are backing out of the Alaska LNG megaproject the state is preparing to take over.
The gas line bill would have added three legislators as non-voting Alaska Gasline Development Corporation board members.
Slow negotiations, crashing oil prices and a weak natural gas market have combined to throw the governor’s proposed pipeline timeline into question.
Project spokesperson Kim Fox called it a milestone in Alaska’s long quest for a natural gas pipeline.
Juneau Rep. Cathy Muñoz says to expect a special legislative session sometime in the fall, this time in the capital city.
Since Gov. Bill Walker was inaugurated, he and the Legislature’s Republican leadership have traded reams of angry letters and testy press releases. Now, their paper battle has escalated into outright hostility.
Walker would like to substantially grow the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project, so the state could sell gas to Asian buyers, too.