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Alaska governor pitches LNG exports to Japan

Dunleavy says Alaskan arctic gas can compete on price in Asia

An LNG tanker in Yokohama, Japan: The U.S. state of Alaska is considering projects to export LNG to Asia, which it is much closer to than competitors in the Gulf of Mexico.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Alaska's Gov. Michael Dunleavy has expressed hope that liquefied natural gas shipments from the Alaskan arctic will soon begin flowing to Japan and other countries.

In a recent interview with Nikkei in Tokyo, Dunleavy said Alaskan LNG will be competitively priced. Two projects are under consideration to export LNG, and the Alaskan government has approached Japan about taking part.

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