KENAI - Initial tests from the Sword No. 1 well have exceeded expectations, the chief executive of Cook Inlet Energy said.
A low-profile state commission most Alaskans have never heard of helps keep the oil industry safe. Only rarely does the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission get into the mainstream news, and that's a good thing according to its three commissioners.
JUNEAU - Contracting issues have delayed the start of planned cleanup work around abandoned well sites in the Alaska Arctic, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday.
JUNEAU - Alaska's share of revenue from oil and gas development in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska would be used to clean up abandoned federal well sites in the Alaska arctic under the budget proposed by President Barack Obama.
JUNEAU - A proposal to have the state help pay to clean up abandoned federal well sites in the Alaska arctic is "dead on arrival," U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Tuesday. During a subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C.
KENAI - Buccaneer Energy has started drilling its first Cosmopolitan Prospect well with the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig, which arrived nine months ago from Singapore.
JUNEAU - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management released a plan Wednesday identifying 50 abandoned wells in the Alaska arctic that it believes require clean-up by the agency.
JUNEAU - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management hopes to have an updated plan for addressing unplugged wells within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska this spring.
JUNEAU - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has agreed to plug at least one additional abandoned well in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska provided it receives the money to do so.
JUNEAU - Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Thursday called the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's approach to addressing abandoned wells in the Alaska Arctic an "embarrassment" to the federal government.
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