Yesterday Alaska's Governor Sean Parnell met with the CEO's of ExxonMobil, BP, and ConocoPhillips to talk about commercialization of North Slope gas, boosting Alaskan oil output and Point Thomson.(LINK to Governors press release), and the agenda:
It's not a kumbaya moment yet, but I'll give the Governor and the CEOs credit for manning up and doing the adult thing, i.e. start talking about the issues that are stalling development of oil and gas in Alaska. This group should talk more often. Quote from the Governor:
“I appreciate the willingness of the chief executives to come to Alaska to discuss the important topic of commercializing North Slope gas,” Governor Parnell said. “For a gas project to advance, all three companies need to be aligned behind it. This meeting is an important step, but much work remains.”
Nice work Governor, don't let up.