Walker returns to S. Korea to promote LNG

Gov. Bill Walker, accompanied by Alaska Gasline Development Corp. President Keith Meyer, returned to South Korea on Oct. 8 to speak about Alaska’s energy opportunities in the Eurasian region.

The governor, who was in Seoul in late September to market the proposed liquid natural gas project in Alaska, accepted an invitation from the Future Consensus Institute, a nonprofit public policy research institute. During the forum in Seoul, Walker was to speak on how Alaska’s energy resources can mutually benefit the economies of that region.

The forum is hosted by Future Consensus Institute in partnership with Joongang Ilbo, one of Korea’s largest daily newspapers, and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, a London-based international affairs think tank.

The Future Consensus Institute is paying for travel, lodging and ground transportation.

Walker said he was grateful for the opportunity to talk directly to leaders from Korea, Japan, China, Russia and the United Kingdom.

“There will be discussion of the changing Arctic during this forum, so I am eager to talk about how Alaska’s strategic location can provide the reliability and stability of resource delivery,” he said.