Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy sees the state’s future connected to its role as a global energy supplier, which means utilizing more natural gas resources and developing LNG exports to Asia, he said during the annual State of the State address.

The Republican governor, who is beginning his second term, said he intended to build on Alaska’s position as a leading producer of oil, natural gas and minerals. However, the state’s future, he said, is also dependent on its emergence “as the global leader in new forms of low- and no-carbon energy.”

“We’ll unlock our stranded North Slope gas to power Alaska, to supply our Asian allies, and to produce zero carbon energy in the form of hydrogen and ammonia,” he said.

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