State approves Point Thomson pipeline

...field.While Point Thomson is valued primarily for its natural gas deposits, which are estimated to represent 25 percent of all gas in the Prudhoe Bay region, it also produces liquids that can be shipped by the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
Legislature readies complaint after Arctic drilling nixed

...sources. Oil from wells drilled in federal waters is also expected to extend the life of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.Kara Moriarty of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association was one of two people to offer public comment in support of the letter on Saturday...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Time to buy out TransCanada

...billion to $65 billion pipeline (and associated plants) promise to do for Alaska in the 21st century what the trans-Alaska oil pipeline did in the 20th.With the Obama administration having blocked oil exploration in the Arctic, we must rely...
Analysis: Pay now or later for gas pipeline?

...year in revenue once the pipeline starts running.If the pipeline operates for 20, 30 - even 40 years as the trans-Alaska oil pipeline has done - it will end up paying TransCanada far more than if it had just paid for its share of the project...
State | AK legislature
Alaska oil industry defends tax credit program

...campaign in an effort to defend the state's oil and gas tax credit program amid criticism from state leaders.The Alaska Oil and Gas Association's campaign, which debuted last month, features a new radio commercial urging listeners to visit...
Gov. Walker rolls out proposal to turn Permanent Fund into state's money factory

...are low, and you don't get a gas pipeline, then royalty payments will be lower," Richards said.If the trans-Alaska oil pipeline shuts down and there's still no gas pipeline - Richards said he doesn't think that scenario is likely...
Economist: ConocoPhillips layoffs have broad reach

...the Alaska Dispatch News Wednesday that he would not have been shocked if the number of layoffs announced was higher.Alaska oil prices have dropped more than $28 per barrel over the last year, cutting into revenue for energy giants like ConocoPhillips...
My Turn: President has the right spotlight on climate change

...natural gas venting and flaring from oil and gas operations on the North Slope and in Cook Inlet. This occurs despite the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission's policies to minimize waste. When one considers the polls showing that Alaskans strongly...
Aggie Creek Fire grows, Alyeska takes pipeline precautions

...FAIRBANKS - As the Aggie Creek Fire grows, officials have held burnouts and dropped fire retardants along the nearby trans-Alaska oil pipeline.The 26,141-acre fire is estimated to be as close as a half-mile to the pipeline and about 30 miles northwest...
Linc Energy in Cook Inlet fined over information required by regulators

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Oil and Gas Commission has issued a $20,000 fine against a company exploring a coal gasification prospect in Cook Inlet.Linc Energy...


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