This is a terrible tragedy to lose a Oil Exec. I hope Sarah Palin attends his funeral. These Oil Execs are vital to America and its Energy needs. President of ConocoPhillips Alaska Dies in Avalanche - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The president of ConocoPhillips Alaska was killed and another person was feared dead after the two were swept away while snowmobiling on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, state police said. Jim Bowles, the head of the oil giant's Alaska operations, was with a dozen snowmobilers in the Grandview wilderness area near Seward when an avalanche roared down a slope Saturday, burying him and Alan Gage. Bowles' body was recovered before nightfall, but Gage couldn't be located before the search was suspended because of darkness. The search was to resume Sunday weather permitting. Do not post full articles.