Sullivan Congratulates Repsol and Armstrong Oil & Gas on North Slope Discovery

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement today regarding Repsol and Armstrong Oil & Gas’s recent discovery on the North Slope of Alaska, which the companies report is the largest U.S. onshore oil discovery in 30 years. 

“Today’s news underscores why I remain optimistic about Alaska’s economic future despite the challenges we face. As I said last month in my address to the Legislature, ‘the responsible development of our world-class resources is the cornerstone of Alaska's economy and our future.’

“As Alaska’s former DNR commissioner, we worked closely with Alaska’s Legislature to establish policies that encouraged additional investment and exploration on the North Slope. These policies are now bearing fruit. I believe that this announcement – with the state working together as a partner with Congress, the new administration, and the private sector – could usher in a new renaissance of economic growth and job creation in Alaska.”