Friday, January 6, 2012

Three & One

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wish we knew if any or all of the CEO's would try to thwart North Slope gas development if there was a seemingly viable project.

World market share is more important than any field(s) economics and if facilitating Alaska would "hurt" development of a region/field(s) better situated to increase mkt share - we're toast. The CSX decades give us a great case study in how they can easily thwart gas line development.

I remain convinced that there are commercialization opportunities for just AK's share of the gas. - without building a $20(Val.)-$50B(Chicago) pipeline.