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Legislature to convene special session on gas issues

...hope and expectations of a gas line project for Alaska," said Larry Persily, a former federal coordinator for Alaska gas pipeline projects.BP and Exxon Mobil have said a reserves tax would complicate efforts to advance the project. Legislators...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for June 15, 2015

...Legislature is expected to undertake a third special session, this time examining the 49th state's plans for a trans-Alaska gas pipeline.Thumbs down to an ending. It should have come a lot sooner. We will probably never know what we've lost...
3 things to watch in the Legislature

...president of Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co., from Texas; Drue Pearce, a former state lawmaker and federal coordinator for Alaska gas pipeline projects, from Anchorage; and Al Bolea, a former oil company executive, from Big Lake. In their place, Walker...
Empire Editorial: When it comes to a gas pipeline, Alaska should carry a backup plan

...a far-fetched scenario, either. In 2008, ConocoPhillips and BP partnered to build their own pipeline, the Alaska Gas Pipeline. That plan was scrapped after three years because of a lack of interest from potential customers. The same thing...
Empire Editorial: Gas pipeline should be an American effort, not just Alaskan

...unconstitutional. The Alaska Supreme Court has repeatedly said so, too.As Alaska moves toward construction of a trans-Alaska gas pipeline, we should keep the Legislature's recent decision in mind. The state will need hundreds of surveyors and engineers...
Draft proposes gas tax rate, subsidiary change

...project-enabling contracts back to lawmakers sometime next year for approval.Larry Persily, federal coordinator of Alaska gas pipeline projects, told the committee Monday he didn't know of a liquefied natural gas project that had lost money but...
State | AK legislature
Funding for pipeline coordinator not in budget

...but also of the office's authority. The office was created as part of a 2004 law aimed at helping advance an Alaska gas pipeline project that would serve North American markets. The project has shifted focus in recent years, and the state...
State | AK legislature
Rodell: Risks high in pursuing LNG alone

...hearing was whether a federal loan guarantee was still on the table. Larry Persily, the federal coordinator for Alaska gas pipeline projects, said in an interview it was not.Persily said the $18 billion loan guarantee, passed in 2004 and adjusted...
State | AK legislature
At hearing, public support for pipeline

Alaska senators listened to over an hour of public testimony Wednesday on a bill that enables the Alaska gas pipeline to move forward.The vast majority of the testimony expressed admiration and appreciation for the people who have been working...
State | AK legislature
Pipeline coordinator's office in budget, but still closing

...president, subject to Senate confirmation, he said.The office was created in a 2004 law aimed at helping advance an Alaska gas pipeline project that would serve North America. That project was set aside amid a change in markets in favor of a large-scale...
State | AK legislature


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