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Vol. 13, No. 43 Week of October 26, 2008
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry

PNA Publishing releases new book, ‘Sarah takes on Big Oil’

PNA Publishing, a division of Petroleum Newspapers of Alaska LLC, released its new hardback, “Sarah takes on Big Oil,” on Oct. 17.

The 216-page book was printed at the Indiana plant of R.R. Donnelley.

Touted as the compelling story of Gov. Sarah Palin’s stormy relationship with Alaska’s ‘Big 3’ oil producers, Sarah takes on Big Oil was written by Kay Cashman and Kristen Nelson, the longtime editors of Petroleum News, an Anchorage-based weekly newspaper and the state’s only standalone oil and gas publication.

As people seek to learn more about Alaska’s first woman governor, a recurring question emerges: How did she meet the challenge of balancing the interests of the people of Alaska against those of the state’s major oil and gas companies, which supply the lifeblood of the area’s economy?

Sarah takes on Big Oil helps answer those questions, PNA said in a press release.

The authors have been asked whether they wrote the book on behalf of Palin.

“We wrote the book because it was timely and interesting. Our newspaper doesn’t publish editorials, much less advocate for particular candidates,” Cashman said. “And the book is owned by the same company. We presented the Big 3 oil producers’ side of the story in the book, as well as that of the Palin administration.

“If you’re an Alaskan or one of the oil and gas explorers in the state, you’ll likely come away from reading our book with the impression Sarah Palin is a competent leader, someone with a firm grasp of the issues surrounding the proposed gas pipeline from the North Slope,” Cashman said. “If you work for the state’s three major oil producers — as a contractor or employee — you’ll probably remain convinced she has held up the construction of a gas pipeline.”

For more information on the book visit www.sarahtakesonbigoil.com or Petroleum News Web page, www.petroleumnews.com.

—Petroleum News



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