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My Turn: Alaskan can safely exit the Arctic oil rapids the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company estimates low crude oil flow rates through the TAPS below 600,000 barrels per...pipeline corrosion by potential water drop out from crude oil, ice formation, wax precipitation, deposition and displacement...
Responders address cleanup of North Slope spill

ANCHORAGE - Responders have recovered nearly 4,000 gallons of crude oil, water and other fluids from a pipeline leak at a Hillcorp Alaska production site on the North Slope.The Alaska Department of...
North Pole Refinery tax assessment cut by more than half

...expecting the assessed value of the refinery to decrease because its owner, Flint Hills Resources Alaska, quit refining crude oil in June. The company continues to use the property as a fuel distribution terminal.The Fairbanks North Star Borough...
North Pole Refinery tax assessment cut by more than half and buildings at less than half of what they were worth last year.Flint Hills Resources Alaska stopped refining crude oil at the plant in June.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the lower assessment will mean sharply reduced tax revenue...
My Turn: Cracks in the door

...decade-long ban that has governed U.S. crude oil export policy, with minor exceptions...abroad. A U.S. policy of banning crude oil exports that was built to cope during...abundance.The origins of the U.S. crude oil export ban date to the mid-1970s...
My Turn: Protecting Alaska through carbon sculpting

...leaves, natural gas, bio-fuel, crude oil or coal. Forest fires and even volcanoes...some of the sulfur is removed from crude oil (it is called low-sulfur fuel...heat of the Earth were rendered into crude oil and natural gas, and they began...
UA Regents to discuss anticipated cuts in funding

...problem even after absorbing a $26 million shortfall for the current fiscal year.State revenue is closely tied to the oil industry and the per-barrel price of Alaska North Slope crude oil has dropped from $80 in November to less than $50.
State says Obama is breaking promise on Arctic refuge

...refuge coastal plain to drilling. The desire for new finds has grown more acute with the price of Alaska North Slope crude oil falling drastically and state government facing billions less in revenue.Drilling advocates contend language in a 1980...
My Turn: Fix the budget, but not at the expense of long-term prosperity

...Project will also provide some much needed diversification to our state energy economy that is increasingly dependent on crude oil - which against the backdrop of rapidly declining prices should be an urgent priority.In 2015, we may have a new legislature...
Shorting schools now will require catchup later

...percent down the road.Walker announced last week his vision for the state's struggling finances. Due to dropping crude oil prices and the stunted revenues that follow, Alaska is facing an estimated $3.5 billion budget deficit in the next...
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