Senator Mark Begich wants to know if Alaska can develop a natural gas export industry. Begich invited state business leaders to a round table discussion Thursday to examine opportunities for the state’s gas resource. Any future for a gas export industry will rely on finding markets, and Begich is exploring where the potential buyers of the state’s gas could be. Hawaii and Japan are two areas that may provide a market, and representatives of both entities sat at the table, along with representatives of Cook Inlet Region, Inc, Buccaneer, TOTE Ocean Transport and Alaska Village Electric Cooperative.
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