Begich Statement on Nikiski LNG Plant Closure
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich issued the following statement after learning ConocoPhillips is closing its Nikiski LNG plant:
"I am disappointed with today's news. The LNG plant has created good paying jobs on the Kenai Peninsula for years. I met with many of the plant employees last summer and know this will be a real blow to the community and regional economy.
"I am glad to hear ConocoPhillips will work to ensure these employees are quickly placed in jobs elsewhere. This decision is another wake-up call that we must push harder for Alaska oil and gas development on the North Slope and in Cook Inlet so there are jobs available when decisions like this are made."