ExxonMobil in Alaska: The long wait for Point Thomson
Exxon discovers rich North Slope field in 1970s, but technical challenges, lack of gas line preclude development, spawn court fight
For Petroleum News
Former Alaska Gov. Wally Hickel included a colorful anecdote about the Point Thomson oil and gas field in his 2002 book, “Crisis in the Commons: The Alaska Solution.”
It was January of 1990, only a few weeks after Hickel took office for his second hitch as governor. The year before, the tanker Exxon....
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Field’s early history
The push for development
Halting hopes for gas cycling
Litigating, drilling, talking
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