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Walker's opening choices are hard ones

...Walker's gas line team.One of his first announced Cabinet picks was for Mark Myers, a former director of the Division of Oil and Gas, to replace Joe Balash as Natural Resources commissioner. Balash has been a prominent figure in gas line talks...
Walker interviews for cabinet positions

...years, and was the national director of the U.S. Geologic Survey from 2006 to 2009. He also led the Alaska Division of Oil and Gas from 2001 to 2005.The rest of Walker's appointments will be announced at his inauguration Dec. 1. He said...
Alaska North Slope lease sale takes in $54.5M

...according to the state Division of Oil and Gas.Dallas-based Caelus Energy...ConocoPhillips, anchors the area.Division of Oil and Gas director Bill Barron said...fairway," he said.A second Division of Oil and Gas sale for state offshore Beaufort...
Walker names first Cabinet picks

...Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner.Myers is a former director of the state Division of Oil and Gas and U.S. Geological Survey who most recently has served as vice chancellor of research at the University of...
Walker administration reviewing royalty relief proposal

...deficits due to slumping revenues.At the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee hearing, Bill Barron, head of the Division of Oil and Gas, said reducing the company's royalty rates to 5 percent, for a limited time, is in the state's best interests...
My Turn: Repeal SB21, bring back ACES

...for several years for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. From 2006 to 2010 he was the Director of the Division of Oil and Gas and had a hand in crafting how the ACES exploration tax credits worked to encourage investment from new players...
Cook Inlet Energy executive says well tests exceed expectations

...883 barrels of oil equivalent per day during a 96-hour period. A statement of discovery received by the state Division of Oil and Gas showed 121.7 barrels of oil flowed from the well during a three-hour test Nov. 25.Sword No. 1 is the first...
AOGCC keeps eye on safety, maximum recovery

...wells drilling by the independents. The companies involved and the state agencies like the AOGCC, the state Division of Oil and Gas and the state Department of Environmental Conservation, have all been doing their job.The commission does a...
Alaska Senate hearing looks at rising fuel costs

...that lower cost crude could result in savings for the consumer.But Bill Barron, the director of the state's Division of Oil and Gas, said selling royalty oil at a cut rate just for in-state use raises constitutional and legal issues. Statutes...
Oil cos. bid $15M on state, federal leases

...North Slope petroleum lease earned $14.2 million Wednesday.That was down from $21 million last year, but Division of Oil and Gas Director Bill Barron saw reason for optimism. The sale was the fourth largest by dollar amount since the state...


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