Anadarko to forgo Alaska gas drilling this winter

The Woodlands-based Anadarko won’t be drilling in the Brooks Range foothills during the winter exploration season in Alaska as it evaluates the prior wells it drilled with partners Petro-Canada and BG.
Alaska policymakers and the public have been closely following Anadarko’s exploration program in the Gubik region, according to the Anchorage Daily News, because it’s the first exploration program in northern Alaska to explicitly target natural gas:

“There has been speculation about whether any gas developed as a result of the program would be shipped to market through a future North Slope gas line, or by a “bullet line” direct into Southcentral Alaska.”