Weekly US oil and natural gas rig count down by 13 to 864

HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by 13 to 864.Houston-based...
Michael James Milnes

...attended Everett Junior College and worked for a variety of companies until his fascination for combustion led him to a career at...Bellingham, WA. He settled here and eventually purchased the company. Mike was proud to work side by side with his son Mickey...
Nancy Weaver Seitz

...a happy childhood. After high school she attended business school and worked for her father who owned a large meat packing company. After the death of her father in 1939, during the Depression, she moved to Chicago to work for Montgomery Ward and two...
Economist: ConocoPhillips layoffs have broad reach

ANCHORAGE - In wake of the announcement by energy company ConocoPhillips that it may cut about 120 jobs in Alaska...eliminating about 10 percent of its workforce in Alaska, the company plans to cut more than 500 jobs in Houston, where it is...
Repsol settles with EPA over North Slope spill

ANCHORAGE - The American subsidiary of a Spanish oil company will pay just over $30,000 after a 2013 spill on Alaska's...settle allegations it violated the Clean Water Act. The company didn't immediately return an email to The Associated...
Empire Editorial: Juneau can have its whale and more housing

Someone get Coogan Construction Company some land - quick. Juneau needs 60 more housing units, at the least.But they need to be built somewhere besides the land near...
Sitkans help give soldiers survival lessons

...with thousands of years of experience to call on.A group of about 50 soldiers from the U.S. Army's Anchorage-based C Company 297th Reconnaissance Squadron spent an August weekend in Sitka's woods learning how to survive on the area's natural resources...
More than 3,000 students will have their college debt discharged at cost of $3.2B

...Corinthian schools over the past five years.Education Department rules say the company should be responsible for any canceled debt but it is unlikely that the company can pay. Corinthian filed for bankruptcy protection in May 2015.Corinthian...
Nation and World
Hungary opens trains for migrants, but only to camps

...trains heading west the day before. Thousands were stranded after buying tickets costing $68 to $136.Hungary's rail company said Thursday it was refusing to refund the tickets at the station, citing fears that some may be counterfeit. It said ticket-holders...
Nation and World
Shell prez: 'Oil will be required for long time'

...stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.And...he expects further protests against the company's plans for Arctic drilling like the...water by "kayaktivists" upset over the company staging equipment in the city. In Portland...


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