February 6, 2008 -
Press Release: Governor Applauds $2.66 Billion Oil and Gas Lease Sales in Chukchi Sea
Isn’t this the largest in our state’s, if not America’s, history? That’s newsworthy. If this is a record then it should say so in presser.
We stopped short of calling is a national record because we couldn’t verify it in a timely manner.
Is it a state record tho?
According to DOI this is the biggest oes lease sale in the history of Alaska. See email message below.
Subject: Chukchi Sale News
667 Bids received, 488 blocks were bid on, for approximately 2.8 million acres. 7 companies submitted bids. The total amount of high bids was approximately $2.66 billion. The highest bid. was from Shell for a little over $105 million.
Biggest OCS lease sale in the history of Alaska.
Special Assistant to the Secretary for Alaska
Q”. S. Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary
Governor, great news. Can’t say companies are not interested in Alaska.