October 1, 2019 (Anchorage, AK) – Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy today announced the appointment of Jeremy Price to assume the Public Commissioner seat on the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC).
“Jeremy Price shares my vision for a state that is both economically competitive and protects the interest of Alaskans,” said Governor Dunleavy. “I welcome him into this new role as Chair of AOGCC and look forward to his work to prevent waste of our natural resources while ensuring our regulatory environment yields greater recovery of Alaska’s oil, gas, and geothermal potential. I’m confident Jeremy will work to increase collaboration between AOGCC and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Ultimately, he understands that Alaskans are the customer and we are in their service.”
Jeremy Price of Anchorage grew up in Salcha, Alaska where he worked at Salcha Electric for ten years. He has worked in a wide range of public policy roles, including in areas of oil and gas policy, for Congressman Don Young, Senator Lisa Murkowski, the American Petroleum Institute, the Alaska chapter of Americans for Prosperity, and currently as Governor Dunleavy’s Deputy Chief of Staff. While working in the offices of Congressman Young, Senator Murkowski, and the Dunleavy Administration, Price says he focused his efforts on improving the lives of Alaskans through infrastructure development, streamlining permitting requirements, and finding efficiencies in government.
In addition to naming Price to fill the AOGCC vacancy, Governor Dunleavy has designated Price as AOGCC Chair. Price will assume his position on Monday, October 7, 2019, and is subject to legislative confirmation in accordance with AS 31.05.005-170.
The Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission – an independent, quasi-judicial agency of the State of Alaska – oversees oil and gas drilling, development and production, reservoir depletion and metering operations on all lands subject to the state’s police powers.