PERSONNEL MOVES AND PROMOTIONS: Alaska state agencies get new appointees

Alaska's top two state petroleum-related agencies have received two new appointees.And two Houston upstream independents have new presidents.Alaskan appointmentsAlaska Gov. Tony Knowles has named Pat Pourchot commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Pourchot succeeds John Shively, who resigned in July.DNR's Division of Oil & Gas oversees much of the state-level permitting for oil and gas activities in Alaska.For the past 6 years, Pourchot has served as Knowles's legislative director. Before that, he worked as a legislative assistant on resources and the environment for US Sen. Mike Gravel, land manager for the Alaska Federation of Natives, staff assistant to...

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