Many industry experts agree that oil, natural gas, solar, hydro, geothermal, and tidal can all be developed in Alaska without one encroaching on the other’s economic importance to the state. Combined, petroleum and renewables are a positive one-two punch for Alaskans, not ideologically opposed platforms locked in some industrial grudge-match.
The Pacific Rim Response Center, offering the collaborative services of three long-standing Alaska businesses, is based in Kodiak to provide maritime resources and spill response to the underserved region of Western Alaska.
If there is one company that can support industry across the board, it is Fairweather. What began as a weather observation provider for aviators supporting remote industry sites has grown to include an entire array of services for Alaska’s resource developers.
“As we take a look at 2021, our focus is getting back to work for Alaska’s future,” says ConocoPhillips Alaska President Erec Isaacson.
The grant is to acquire heavy-duty equipment needed to expand workforce training efforts and will be matched with $499,040 in local funds.
The purchase provides value to the companies and to consumers who rely on delivery of high-quality fuels, lubricants, equipment, and services.