Nikiski LNG Plant Closing in Spring

Ben Stanton, KDLL – Kenai

Workers at the Liquefied Natural Gas Plant in Nikiski will be looking for new jobs. The LNG plant, co-owned by Conoco-Philips and Marathon Oil Corporation, will close this spring. The announcement Wednesday led to strong reactions from elected officials on the local, state and federal levels. Along with about 30 skilled workers losing their jobs, the closure poses questions about the viability of an in-state natural gas pipeline. It also could cause gas shortfalls next winter.

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