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For Immediate Release: August 27, 2019

Statement from Senate President Giessel on BP Sale to Hilcorp

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ANCHORAGE – BP today announced that it has agreed to sell its entire business in Alaska to Hilcorp Alaska.

In response, Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, released the following statement.

“I am excited to see Hilcorp expand its investment in Alaska. At the same time, BP’s exit raises significant concerns and questions, in my mind, about the impact of Alaska’s political instability on BP’s business decision. BP has been a ‘legacy’ investor in Alaska, shaping communities and job opportunities for a couple generations.

“If our state is to realize its full economic potential, we must have the patience and long-term vision to be a reliable partner with the private sector. Alaska’s families, businesses and jobs depend on it.”

For more information, contact Senate Majority Communications Director Daniel McDonald at (907) 465-4066.

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