Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced the appointment of Brett Huber as the Chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Huber has nearly 30 years of public policy and oil and gas industry experience and will occupy the public seat.
“With Mr. Huber’s vast knowledge and background in resource development in Alaska, I am proud to appoint him in this role,” said Gov. Dunleavy. “I look forward to watching his efforts to protect public interest and do what’s best for Alaska and her people.”
Huber moved to Alaska in 1984 from Colorado. Among many positions in his early career, he used to design and install geomembranes for Alaska oil and gas operations on the North Slope and Kenai Peninsula.
He has three decades’ worth of experience in public policy with a focus on natural resources, specifically oil and gas. Previously, he held various leadership positions in the Alaska Legislature, with a focus on oil and gas, land, fish, and wildlife issues. Later on, under the Dunleavy Administration, he served as the governor’s senior policy advisor and communications director. He was the campaign manager for Dunleavy’s first run for office in 2018 and was involved with a campaign independent group that supported Dunleavy’s successful bid for reelection.
“I am humbled and excited to be appointed by Governor Dunleavy to this important role as the chair,” Huber said. “I look forward to furthering the public interest in exploring and developing Alaska’s valuable oil, gas, and geothermal resources while protecting the Alaska we love.”
AOGCC is an independent, quasi-judicial agency of the State of Alaska. The commission oversees oil and gas drilling, development and production, reservoir depletion, and metering operations on all lands subject to the state’s police powers. Their mission is to protect the public interest in exploration and development of Alaska’s resources, through the application of conservation practices designed to ensure greater ultimate recovery and the protection of health, safety, fresh ground waters and the rights of all owners to recover their share of the resource.
AOGCC is one of over 30 states that have such commissions that are members of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.
Mr. Huber starts the position today, Jan. 9, 2023.