After 60 years at the forefront of oil in Prudhoe Bay, BP exits Alaska

The BP Building in Anchorage.
The BP Building in Anchorage. (Staff photo)

From the early days of oil exploration and discovery, BP has been a major contributor to the Alaska economy. The industry giant has now sold all its assets in Alaska to a smaller company. What does BP’s departure from Alaska mean for our economy? How will it affect north slope operations, the Trans Alaska Pipeline and the prospects for developing Alaska natural gas? We’ll discuss it on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend

  • Larry Persily, former federal coordinator, Alaska LNG Pipeline
  • Bill Popp, President & CEO, Anchorage Economic Development Corporation


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. 

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