Walker to return to S. Korea to pitch gasline plan

Governor Bill Walker is going back to South Korea Saturday for the second time this month to pitch his gasline plan. It’s Walker’s third trip to Asia as governor.

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He was invited back to South Korea by the Future Consensus Institute, a nonprofit research group based in Seoul. The Future Consensus Institute is paying for the Governor’s portion of the trip.

Alaska Gasline Development Corporation President Keith Meyer will join the governor.

According to the Governor’s office, Meyer’s travel expenses are not covered by the Future Consensus Institute.

A press release stated that Walker and Meyer will discuss Alaska’s oil and gas potential with the Deputy Prime Minister of Japan, in addition to leaders Korea, China, Russia and the U.K.

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Elizabeth Harball is a reporter with Alaska's Energy Desk, covering Alaska’s oil and gas industry and environmental policy. She is a contributor to the Energy Desk’s Midnight Oil podcast series. Before moving to Alaska in 2016, Harball worked at E&E News in Washington, D.C., where she covered federal and state climate change policy. Originally from Kalispell, Montana, Harball is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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