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Scoop: BP CEO in Alaska talking natural-gas exports

BP CEO Bob Dudley
Dudley's overtures could help support Alaska's liquified natural gas export project. Photo: Sefa Karacan / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

BP CEO Bob Dudley just visited Alaska to discuss with Gov. Bill Walker the producer’s potential involvement in a massive liquified natural gas export project there, Dudley told Axios in an exclusive interview this week.

Why it matters: BP’s consideration gives potential credence to the $43 billion proposed project, which coincided with President Trump visiting China in November and touting his administration’s backing of it. Many analysts doubt the proposal will actually come through, though, given a lack of details and firm commitments at the time of the announcement.