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Oil collapse tests US colleges as donors dry up

...donations is grim in energy-heavy states like Alaska, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Prospects are somewhat less dim in big oil producers like Texas and California where the economy is more diversified.State policymakers in Oklahoma are warning about...
US seen overtaking Saudis as biggest oil producer

The United States will become the world's largest oil producer by around 2020, temporarily overtaking Saudi Arabia, as new exploration technologies help find more resources, the International Energy Agency forecast on Monday.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...committed to drilling only one new exploration well on the North Slope in 1999. Arco Alaska Inc., the state's other big oil producer, also has had staff cuts, laying off 86 employees in November, about 5 percent of its Alaska work force. Both...
Palin touts gas line progress

...TransCanada, submitted a proposal that meets all of Alaska's requirements," she said. ConocoPhillips, Alaska's biggest oil producer and holder of rights to significant North Slope natural gas reserves, is challenging that process with its own...
Outside media eyes AK scandals

...investigations have only revealed corrupt practices by oil field services VECO Corp.'s executives, not by the state's big oil producers. VECO no longer exists as an independent company. The program's producers didn't respond to an Empire request...
Alaska gas pipeline battle heats up

...said. Palin proposed the AGIA legislation to strengthen the state's hand in negotiations for a gas line with the big oil producers and others who control most of the state's natural gas. Lately, some members of the House and Senate finance...
Indictment: Weyhrauch sought work with VECO . He and Kott also backed a natural gas pipeline deal supported by Gov. Frank Murkowski and the state's big oil producers. Later, Weyhrauch and Kott also worked together to get a special session of the Legislature to adjourn early and...
Ulmer authorizes pipeline referendum

...of natural gas, but high project costs and low prices have hampered desires to move it to market. The state's big oil producers, BP, Phillips and ExxonMobil, favor a pipeline from the North Slope to the Lower 48 rather than to Valdez. They...
Governor bristles as legislator calls for more information on who drafted oil tax bill; Parnell feels his integrity is being questioned

...lack of information. Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, said he was starting to get information that the state's big oil producers actually participated in writing the governor's bill, but wasn't yet sure enough of it to vote against Butcher...
Gov. Sean Parnell's oil tax reduction bill passes House; faces uncertain future in Senate

...absolutely result in a reduction of tax revenue, that's what tax reform and tax relief is," he said.The state's big oil producers in legislative testimony said the tax reductions will make the economics of oil development in Alaska better, but...


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