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-- the spill and now bit chip.
-- and one metals like mess I'm not talking about that leak in the gulf than they think they are slowing.
But the plus over the president's decision does that was -- up.
To stop the drilling because for the next six months guess what.
-- -- Not only in the golf but in the Arctic you wanna -- drilling in the water you're gonna have to go deep into next year's calendar before you can even -- The move as Republicans up in arms and oil prices.
Well just up that I at a time ago we were up better than three dollars a barrel today.
And even some Democrats -- Democrats are acting up including Alaska's.
Democratic senator mark -- who says that the president just kill the lot of jobs in his state today.
Senator your concern is what if this drags on.
Well at Neal thank you very much it is a concern not only about the jobs that are going to be lost now and into the future.
But -- -- effort to make sure we produce our own oil and gas for own national security and when you made that comment there about deep well in Alaska.
Those wells are only about a 150 feet significantly you know pretty shallow and this year was to do it exploratory to continue to figure out the -- idea geology of the the the oil in our -- and this was not actually tapping into it so.
A lot of ways it's not just six months for us was we -- very limited time there were allowed to drill these exploratory wells it means a year from now which is very.
Disheartening and really very frustrating.
You know a lot of our work in Alaska.
Every time we turn around we get litigated I think -- -- the most litigated oil and gas exploration projects in the nation.
And so we go through kind of an extra level of scrutiny beyond the regulatory process of EPA MMS and many other agencies.
And for now to be told we're on hold.
Because we're kind of a casualty of the DP tragedy down the gulf.
I think is is gonna be damaging to our economy -- our national security over the long.
-- said jobs would be lost did you mean.
Jobs would be lost if it stays at six months -- jobs would be lost if it goes beyond -- Both because we know there are people who are gearing up to start this.
Continued exploration this summer and now that work will not happen so those jobs.
Now we're lined up -- continue to do this work will not happen there will be a whole pattern or in some cases.
Well not actually even do the work and go off.
-- -- out of the state because there's -- work to be done so we have.
-- the year -- were hoping for.
This pause that the administration is done it's not a stop button.
And we gotta be very careful about this but true.
Right now there were people -- -- in Alaska last week in about ten days ago and people came out to me excited about.
Their new prospects of being part of the exploratory efforts this summer.
They're not going to be part of.
Are you doing man with senator I mean deeply got a lot of the blame in the president's press conference today as is that.
Would be expected mean -- -- -- but -- but down are you bitter deep pay for love sinners now destroying -- everybody.
While we're in in a lot of ways where the casualty.
There there this step down there in the gulf.
And they're two different kinds of activities one there -- 5000 plus feet into the ground with over 2000.
Pounds per square inch pressure coming out -- in Alaska -- about a 150 feet and only about seventy pounds per square so that.
That the difference is pretty significant but -- -- you -- casualty of this issue and that the tragedy at BP is involved and I think.
We should look at these issues separately and it did jeopardizes jobs in our national security I think over the long haul.
All right senator real pleasant and you've got a frantic day we appreciate you taking the time.
Think -- -- always look forward to talk to you again same -- all right now stop drilling.
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