Paskvan holding meeting on shale oil
Sen. Joe Paskvan is holding a town hall meeting in Fairbanks Thursday on North Slope shale oil potential.
Paskvan is co-chair of the Senate Resources Committee, but this won't be a committee hearing. Paskvan plans to host the panel discussion and meeting.
The president of Great Bear Petroleum, vice chancellor of research at University of Alaska Fairbanks and director of the Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center are scheduled to give presentations.
According to a news release, the presentations and discussion will focus on issues including the shale oil potential on the North Slope, what challenges associated with development can be expected and how Fairbanks can benefit as much as possible economically from any development.
Paskvan is a Democrat representing Fairbanks.