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 and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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