VIDEO: Tom Walsh is confident things will turn around in Alaska’s oil industry

Alaska has lost more than 2,000 jobs in the oil and gas industry since last year, as the state faces its first real recession in nearly three decades.

This week, Alaska’s Energy Desk is spotlighting those who have been affected by the downturn, as part of the series An Uncertain Future.

Tom Walsh is a founding partner of Petrotechnical Resources Alaska, an oil and gas consulting firm.

The company has lost about half its workforce in the last year.

Annie Feidt is the broadcast managing editor at Alaska Public Media. Reach her at Read more about Annie here

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