Tuesday, June 02, 2009 3 Responses
Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin today was pleased to express her appreciation to the individuals, businesses, and organizations that helped start the Point Thomson oil and gas development project. Located on the North Slope of Alaska, Point Thomson is 60 miles east of Prudhoe Bay.
“This has at times been a tough process, but today, through collaborative efforts, we’ve seen progress and we’re drilling!” Governor Palin said. “And we’re protecting the environment through effective permitting and monitoring, ensuring safe operations for those at the drill site. And, bottom line: we’re making sure that our oil and gas resources are consistently developed according to the mandate of our constitution – for the maximum benefit of the people of Alaska.”
Point Thomson contains tremendous oil and gas reserves at estimates of hundreds of millions of barrels of oil and more than 8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas – considered the largest untapped onshore reserves of oil and gas in North America.
Governor Palin made her remarks at a luncheon sponsored by ExxonMobil.