BP chief executive Bob Dudley recently met with Gov. Bill Walker and discussed the company’s “potential involvement” in the $43 billion Alaska LNG project, according to an Axios news article Walker promoted on his Twitter page Friday afternoon.
Also, in a tweet Friday, Walker said he and his team recently hosted three chief executives of North Slope producers in Juneau to discuss “benefits of and gas supply to” the project.
Walker did not name the producers.
BP, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips are the major North Slope gas owners that could supply the project. But the North Slope has other producers, including Hilcorp Alaska, a partner with BP at some fields.
Axios did not describe the nature of BP’s “potential involvement.”
“It’s a large resource, and the world is going to need natural gas, particularly Asia,” Dudley said, according to Axios. “We’re exploring with the state ways to make that resource find a market.”
Axios said it interviewed Dudley on Tuesday in BP’s Washington office. Dudley had stopped there on his way to London, after visiting Alaska and meeting with Walker “to discuss BP taking part in the project,” the news site said.