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Like many long-running traditions, the annual holiday open house at the Governor’s Mansion means something different to everybody who walks through the door.

For most of the hundreds, if not thousands, of people who attended the open house on Tuesday afternoon, the experience involves a lot of standing around.

Standing in line outside. Standing in line inside to shake hands with the governor and lieutenant governor. Standing in line for cookies. Standing in line for punch. Standing in line to leave.

For the people working in the kitchen, standing around wasn’t an option.

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Dan  Donkel
Dan Donkel 12/14/16 - 08:50 pm
Merry Christmas, Santa came to the North Slope and blessed us!

Today's oil leases sale on the North Slope was Christmas at the DNR DOG, the state has lots of new money and new drillers to make for a Happy New Year!

Higher Oil Prices are another present Santa gave Alaska this week!

Alaska's North Slope has the lots of oil & gas left behind by the majors but will the government keep it from being produced by the smaller competitors at a profit?

Or will the state allow oil to be produced without unfair agency interference that favors the majors over smaller companies?

Is it time in Alaska to finally allow both big and small competitors to profit, this is the $64 Billion dollar question?

Not one smaller oil and gas company has ever made a profit from finding and selling oil in Alaska, please prove me wrong if you can?

The system has been rigged for decades and Gov. Walker many Legislators want to change this broken system and he has the team to do it.

I hope 2017 is Drill Baby Drill and the year to bring high paying oil and gas jobs back to Alaskans and let the good times roll again!

Beaufort Sea had 98% of all tracts offered receiving NO BIDS AT ALL, WHY?

FootHills lease sale had 100% of all tracts offered with NO BIDS AT ALL, WHY?

North Slope sale had zero bids on many good leases, why?

The state should go back to the old Minimum bid of $1.00 per acre and old rentals at $1.00 per acre and 12.5% Landowner Royalty with 10 year lease terms, so Alaskans and smaller companies can afford bid on leases and allow more oil and gas exploration and production!

It would serve the state's best interest to get more income instead of storing these land with no activity!

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