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Treasury secretary stops in Alaska for gas project briefing


October 14, 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was briefed on a proposed Alaska liquefied natural gas project during a weekend stopover in the state.

Austin Baird, a spokesman for Gov. Bill Walker, says the main purpose of the stop was a briefing on the gas project.

The state-sponsored Alaska Gasline Development Corp. has been courting Chinese partners in efforts to advance the project, which is a priority of Walker's.

During the visit, Walker's office says Mnuchin also heard about major projects being led by Alaska Native corporations.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski also attended...

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