Labor Commissioner to Discuss the Jobs Impact of Alaska LNG

At 3:15 pm today the Commissioner for Labor, Dianne Blumer, will be discussing the possible impact of the Alaska LNG Project on local jobs.

 

Kenai Peninsula residents can participate through the LIO Office on Main St Loop.

 

When they first announced the Project had chosen Nikiski as the likely terminus, Project Manager Steve Butt told us…

 

Butt: “It would be a very large investment, tens of billions of dollars the number we’ve released previously is $45-64 billion it would create in excess of 15,000 construction jobs it would create hundreds or long term operating times but more importantly what it really does is unlock the resource potential of the North Slope and it allows the State of Alaska to move gas from the North Slope to a place that it can be exported and that allows Alaska to have revenue from its hydrocarbon resources many decades beyond what it would achieve without a gas system.”

 

Local government officials and employers are still evaluating our economy could take in the high volume of new workers.

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