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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

With his inauguration only days away, Governor-elect Bill Walker is in the process of interviewing candidates for the top positions in the state, including the person who will lead the work on Walker's budget.
Alaska North Slope lease sale takes in $54.5M

...with bids across the North Slope. "They've now secured a fairly significant fairway," he said.A second Division of Oil and Gas sale for state offshore Beaufort Sea territory garnered $5 million in high bids.A federal lease sale attracted...
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

I'm voting "Yes" on Ballot Measure 1 to repeal SB 21, the so-called More Alaska Production Act. On Aug. 5, 2014, Alaska Dispatch News published an article by reporter Richard Mauer titled, "'Facts' are debatable in oil tax warfare.
Cook Inlet Energy executive says well tests exceed expectations

KENAI - Initial tests from the Sword No. 1 well have exceeded expectations, the chief executive of Cook Inlet Energy said.
Bob Swenson appointed DNR Deputy Commissioner

The Department of Natural Resources announced that Bob Swenson, the leader of the Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys for nearly a decade, will serve as its deputy commissioner.
State | Local
AOGCC keeps eye on safety, maximum recovery

A low-profile state commission most Alaskans have never heard of helps keep the oil industry safe. Only rarely does the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission get into the mainstream news, and that's a good thing according to its three commissioners.
Alaska Senate hearing looks at rising fuel costs

FAIRBANKS - With winter on its way in Alaska's Interior, members of the Senate Energy Working Group met in Fairbanks to discuss the issue of rising heating costs.


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