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Vol. 16, No. 14 Week of April 03, 2011
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


ExxonMobil in Alaska: Exxon’s Ed Patton’s role in oil pipeline

Engineer played many roles in getting line built, including liaison, lobbyist; warned in 1970 that Native claims needed solving

Steve Quinn

For Petroleum News

If discovering oil on Prudhoe Bay wasn’t tough enough, the oil companies still had to find a way to ship the sweet crude to their customers. The choices were few, really. With Prudhoe Bay icebound for most of the year, the oil would have to go to an open water port by pipeline. Destination: Valdez....

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Important role as mediator

Project delays

Native claims issue


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