Irwin blocks Exxon on Point Thompson

Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin has turned down Exxon’s latest attempt to keep open the Point Thomson Unit on the North Slope. With reserves estimated to be eight trillion cubic feet of gas, Pt. Thomson is anticipated as being a major source of energy for Alaska and the lower 48. Production from the unit is also a planned resource for any future gas pipeline development.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau