- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Bill Walker is heading to Japan to speak at a conference on the global liquefied natural gas market.

Walker spokeswoman Katie Marquette says the governor will be in Tokyo next week for the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference. While there, she says he plans to meet with prospective liquefied natural gas buyers about bringing Alaska’s gas to the global market.

Walker is listed as a keynote speaker at the conference next Wednesday.

The Walker administration has been involved in efforts to advance a proposed major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska. Walker sees the project as key to the oil dependent state’s future economic fortunes.

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