Alaska Natural Gas Value-Added Manufact
Alaska delays international petrochemical conference
Alaska Natural Gas Value-Added Manufacturers Conference now set for Sept. 29
03.31.2009 – ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority has
postponed the Alaska Natural Gas Value-Added Manufacturers Conference planned
in Anchorage for next month.
The two-day conference is now scheduled for Sept. 29-30 at the Dena’ina Civic &
Convention Center in Anchorage.
Dedicated to showcasing the opportunities offered by 35 trillion cubic feet of natural
gas to global petrochemical companies, conference organizers will continue to
promote Alaska’s natural gas to potential buyers while refining the conference
program and securing sponsors.
“We want to identify the right opportunities and right partners for Alaska natural gas,”
said Harold Heinze, CEO of the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority. “As the
conference approached it became evident that with more time we could make more
of an impact.
“Just in the last few weeks there have been a number of important developments
affecting both an instate gas line and a larger line that will deliver gas from Alaska’s
North Slope to markets in Canada and the U.S.,” Heinze continued. “The rapidly
changing landscape has necessitated some further research and planning.”
Speakers, including Drue Pearce, federal coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas
Transportation Projects, as well as U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich,
were slated to be part of the conference lineup. Heinze said all would be invited to
speak at the conference again.
“We plan to build on their momentum and finalize a dynamic program that explains
Alaska opportunities,” said Bill Popp, president and CEO of the Anchorage
Economic Development Corporation. AEDC is working with ANGDA to present the
Heinze noted that Alaska’s North Slope gas represents the first new sources of
ethane and propane to come to market in a politically stable environment