Alaskan Governor ends LNG visit to Japan

Governor Bill Walker concluded his meetings in which he discussed Alaska’s liquefied natural gas potential to prospective customers in Japan.

He met with top executives of the LNG trading department of Osaka Gas, and toured the company’s Senboku LNG terminal, which is among the largest in the country, on his final day of the visit, a statement from the governor’s cabinet revealed.

Governor Walker and his team met with the executive managing director and general manager of Kansai Electric Power Company, which currently buys Cook Inlet LNG from Alaska’s Nikiski terminal.

Walker and his team also met with Hyogo Prefecture Governor Toshizo Ido, who thanked him for the memorandum of understanding signed with Kyoto, a neighboring prefecture.

The governor noted that LNG shipments would take seven days to reach Japan from Alaska.

Governor Walker spoke at an LNG conference and previously held meetings the officials of KOGAS and Marubeni and Japan Bank for Internationa Cooperation, among others.

 

Image: gov.alaska.gov

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