Pipeline output a Fraction of 20 years ago

The total output flow now moving through the pipeline from the North Slope has dropped to less than 565 thousand barrels of oil a day compared to nearly two million in the 1980's.
 
 
This fact was one of many that painted a not so rosy outlook for the state in an economic luncheon hosted yesterday by Northrim Bank.

Economic experts and officials stated that Alaska is falling behind other states in oil production, and how imperative it is that constituents tell their legislators how serious it is that negotiations be implemented toward securing a gas pipeline for the state.