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Hoeven tours Alaskan and Canadian oil fields

U.S. Senator John Hoeven toured Canadian oil fields yesterday to look at energy operations in the oil sands of Alberta. The senator said his trip was to build energy partnerships between the two countries in order to reach energy security for the country. See the KX News story on the trip here.

This past weekend, the senator and and U.S. Seantor Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) toured the oil fields of northern Alaska. Both senators sit on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The tour included a look at the Conoco Phillips Alpine field and “legacy” wells. Legacy wells are abandoned wells that were drilled under a federal government oil and gas exploration project between 1944 and 1981 in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. (Read more on legacy wells and the current debate here). Read the story of Senator Hoeven’s visit in the Anchorage Daily News.

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