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.