|Alaska, Exxon Mobil to settle Point Thomson lawsuit|
Sullivan said he couldn't publicly disclose the terms of the state's agreement with Exxon, although he offered to brief lawmakers in secret if they'd agree to keep the information confidential. Senate Resources Committee co-chairman Joe Paskvan immediately accepted the offer.
Sullivan also said he didn't know when a final settlement would be reached. And he pointed out that Exxon and its partners -- primarily Chevron, BP and ConocoPhillips -- have been at odds with each other in recent months over the lawsuit.