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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-15/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/3-things-watch-legislature
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-29/empire-editorial-when-it-comes-gas-pi
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-03/pipeline-coordinators-office-budget-sti
State | AK legislature
Pipeline coordinator office to close

...JUNEAU - The office of the federal coordinator for Alaska gas pipeline projects is shutting down after not being included...created in a 2004 law aimed at helping advance an Alaska gas pipeline project that would serve North America. Market conditions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-18/pipeline-coordinator-office-close
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-18/empire-editorial-gas-pipeline-should-
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-11/draft-proposes-gas-tax-rate-subsidiary-
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-05/funding-pipeline-coordinator-not-budget
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-28/rodell-risks-high-pursuing-lng-alone
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-20/hearing-public-support-pipeline
State | AK legislature

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