Daily Archives: August 9, 2011

Alaska Oil| A Better “Picture Worth a Thousand Words”

Hollis French and Les Gara recently made much of a picture French snapped on his iPhone while “touring” the Portland Harbor.  That picture was much ado about nothing. At best, the oil & gas rigs featured in French’s picture brought the number currently operating in Alaska to a grand total of six .   That compares in the current week to  866 in Texas, 189 in Oklahoma,  175 in Louisiana, 161 in North Dakota, 114 in Pennsylvania, 84 in New Mexico, 67 in Colorado, 46 each in California (yes, Jerry Brown’s California) and Wyoming, 31 in Arkansas and 2o in West Virginia. Continue reading