Yesterday, Alaska Congressman Don Young and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry were on the North Slope to tour the Trans-Alaska Pipeline to see and discuss Alaska’s energy production and leadership.
Congressman Young and Secretary Perry visited Pump Station 1 at mile 0.
“It was my privilege to escort Secretary Perry to Prudhoe Bay, the largest oil field in North America," said Congressman Young. “It was a great opportunity to showcase Alaska’s energy potential and role as the cornerstone for American energy independence. While touring the Alaskan Arctic, we discussed using the Department of Energy’s national energy labs to make pipelines on the North Slope and throughout the country safer, more efficient, and longer lasting. One of the biggest hurdles this administration faces is reducing the regulatory burden on businesses, and I look forward to continuing to work with the President and secretaries to find ways to ease those burdens.”
Secretary Perry, Janet Weiss BP Alaska President and Congressman Young.
Representatives from BP and Alyeska Pipeline hosted the visit in Prudhoe Bay to explain day-to-day operations and answer questions. They visited Pump Station 1 at mile 0, the first hole drilled at Prudhoe Bay, and the Prudhoe Bay Central Gas Facility.