Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Former Governor to Join the Fray

Former Governor Frank Murkowski has surfaced to play an unspecified role in the Alaska Gas Pipeline discussions.

During his term as Alaska Governor, Murkowski was able to work out a deal in principle with the major North Slope producers: ExxonMobil, BP, and ConocoPhillips.

Alaskan voters were not pleased with his efforts since the deal he struck provided an acceptable tax stricture to producers without any commitment to build the pipeline. He subsequently lost the Republican gubernatorial primary to Sarah Palin who went on to win the general election.

1 comment:

stefan said...

Wow. Nice work keeping track of everything. Here's the blog I'm writing from Juneau on Alaska politics and the gas line, for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.