Based on resource and labor research, Alaska LNG could create up to 10,000 jobs during design and construction – many thousands of them here in Alaska. Additionally there could be approximately 1,000 operational jobs. Studies have also shown that each direct job creates a ripple effect in the economy that generates 20 indirect jobs. In addition to workforce opportunities, the potential revenue from natural gas exports can contribute to the state’s economy.
Besides providing added export revenue, the gasline could significantly reduce barriers to further exploration on the North Slope and provide reliable, reasonably priced, fuel for domestic projects. It will also provide Alaskan residential consumers with long-term affordable gas supply for power generation, home heating, and other needs.