As we turn our attention in 2017 to becoming a force in the LNG market, AGDC is working hard to nurture new and existing relationships with potential LNG buyers, investors, and trading companies. To this end, AGDC hosted the Alaska LNG summit in Girdwood in early March.
Twenty-three visiting delegates representing fourteen companies traveled to Alaska to attend the event. During their stay, international guests toured BP’s Prudhoe Bay facilities, visited ConocoPhillips’ LNG plant in Nikiski, and attended presentations from Alaska’s major producers, government representatives, ANCSA regional corporations, and labor representatives. Private meetings were conducted with individual companies to address specific questions related to the overall project and commercial structure.
The most significant impact on the visiting delegates, however, was the palpable and widespread local support for the Alaska LNG project. Communities on the Kenai Peninsula, the producers, the governor’s office, ANCSA regional corporations, industry, and unions all demonstrated their support—this enthusiasm for the project was noticed and commented on favorably by guests.
The cost of the event was essentially fully funded by generous contributions from sponsors. Equally significant, was the time and hospitality provided by Alaskans at every stop along the way.
Alaska LNG Summit Sponsors
AECOM; Bechtel; BP Exploration Alaska; ExxonMobil; Fluor; Greenberg Traurig
Alaska Support Industry Alliance; Arctic Slope Regional Corporation; Associated General Contractors of Alaska; Calista Corporation; CH2M; Construction Industry Progress Fund; Cruz Companies Alaska; Local 341; Michael Baker International; PRL Logistics, Inc.; Stoel Rives; Walsh|Sheppard
Ahtna Netiye’; Alaska Land Status; Arktis, LLC; Doyon, Limited; exp Energy Services; Fugro; Merrick; Northern Industrial Training, LLC; Northrim Bank; Olgoonik; Pt Capital
BP Exploration Alaska; ConocoPhillips; PRL Logistics, Inc.