Tom Stokes Named Director of Alaska Division of Oil & Gas
Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Corri A. Feige confirmed the appointment of Tom Stokes as Director of the Division of Oil & Gas.
As director, Stokes will continue to supervise exploration licensing, lease sales, unit management, permitting, royalty accounting, royalty audit, resource evaluation, commercial activities, and the State Pipeline Coordinator’s Section. His division employs approximately 99 people.
Before stepping into the director’s role, Stokes served the department as the State Pipeline Coordinator. He had previously worked twenty-eight years at Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. in support, compliance, and operational assignments, including director of the Valdez Marine Terminal and director of compliance.
“Tom brings an impressive combination of oil and gas industry and management experience that will serve the division and department well,” said Feige. “He’s stepping into busy and exciting times at the Division of Oil & Gas, and we look forward to continuing to support him and the dedicated and talented work force that makes this division such a tremendous asset to the state.”
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Meeting in the Middle
In January, when the Biden administration announced its ban on the future sale of oil and gas leases on federal land, the news understandably ruffled the collective feathers of Alaska’s oil and gas industry.