Alaska seeks consultant to help promote gas

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is looking for help in promoting its gas to buyers in Asia.

The state is seeking a consultant to help solicit interest from liquefied natural gas buyers in countries like Japan and South Korea. The administration hopes to build off efforts made by the governor, Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan and others in trying to drum-up interest in Alaska gas. This comes as the North Slope's major players and TransCanada Corp. continue pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project.

Sullivan says Alaska went from not being talked about to being "out there," in terms of its gas potential. And he says the state is hoping to keep that momentum going.

Both he and deputy Natural Resources commissioner Joe Balash said the state doesn't want to wait for the producers.

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