The Weekly Top 3 (8.22.2022)

Our take on the primary #akelect results, why the Santos/Repsol Pikka decision is good in a NUMBER of ways & where we differ w/ DOR’s $$oil f’cast and, as a result, their rev outlook

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind here at Alaskans for Sustainable Budgets — for the week of August 22, 2022.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular weekly segment on The Michael Dukes Show. The Show broadcasts on Facebook and YouTubeLive as well as via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6–8am. I join Michael weekly in the first hour of Tuesday’s show, from 6:25–7am, for a discussion between the two of us about our three issues.

This week our Top 3 issues are these: 1) Michael and I discuss our take on the primary election results thus far (2:06), 2) we explain why the decision by Santos and Repsol to sanction — take the final investment decision on — Phase I of the Pikka project is very good news for Alaska in a NUMBER of ways (27:10), and 3) we explain where we differ from the Department of Revenue on its oil price outlook and why we aren’t as concerned as others about DOR’s most recent state revenue update (31:54).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available both on our Spotify and Soundcloud pages. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.



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Brad Keithley

Brad Keithley


Managing Director of Alaskans for Sustainable Budgets and owner, Keithley Publishing, LLC. For more, go to