Bishop gets good impression of Point Thomson

Nov 14, 2013 -- 9:30am
- FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A Fairbanks senator says a visit this week to the Point Thomson oil and gas field gave him a good impression. Sen. Click Bishop and other state legislators visited the North Slope field Tuesday, to get a sense of the efforts underway by Exxon Mobil Corp. to develop the largely undeveloped site. Bishop told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner there were signs the company is serious about producing the field, from the 55-acre pad to the landing strip and the worker camps.  Point Thomson was the subject of a long-standing dispute between oil and gas companies and the state over the pace of development. A settlement, reached last year, included production requirements. The field is seen as critical to the fortunes of a major natural gas pipeline project. 

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