Refine Search

Drillers cut natural gas production as prices drop to about $2.50

PITTSBURGH - As natural gas prices continue to drop, the recent nationwide boom in drilling is slowing. Drillers don't make money if prices go too low - and drilling wells isn't cheap."It is safe to say that there will be fewer natural...
Not For Web
Doyon, partners launch exploratory gas well

FAIRBANKS - Drillers punching 11,000 feet beneath Nenana...discouraging," Mery said of progress so far. Drillers pulled the pipe Friday to conduct a mandatory...that's quiet and dark," the burly driller said. He pointed out drill bits with...
Geothermal wells to save energy

After weeks, or even months of preparation, Alaska well driller Tim Hlavnicka sank his first well Friday and hit nothing but gravel. He was thrilled.Hlavnicka's company, Aquasource, was...
Photo: Soil sampling

...Public Facilities, collects a core sample that was drilled near the Brotherhood Bridge and the MendenhallRiver. DOT&PF drillers Ron Wagseer, left, and Jason Love drill for another sample. The crew will be drilling in the area for a couple weeks to...
ND passes Alaska to become nation's No. 2 oil producer

...second-leading oil-producing state in the nation, trailing only Texas, state officials said Tuesday.North Dakota oil drillers pumped 17.8 million barrels in March, with a daily average of 575,490 barrels, Assistant State Mineral Resources Director...
Texas gas town considers banning fracking

...Group proposed tighter fracking rules and even won a series of temporary bans on new drilling permits.At the same time, drillers defied city rules that required them to line wastewater pits and prohibited them from burning off, or "flaring," waste...
Not For Web
A day in the life of Green's Creek

...entrance to the mine, it's 10 a.m. and driller Gregg Smith is painting an ore face with...pattern around a center hole. After a driller is done, powder man Greg Pegues it return to sender," he said. Driller Gregg Smith maps out a tunnel wall with...
Agency seeks Arctic offshore lease suggestions the Arctic Ocean.The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Thursday it has issued a 45-day call for petroleum drillers to comment on additional tracts that could be sold in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast.The call is an early...
American oil companies call for end to export ban

...sweet crude, which is thinner, lower in sulfur and easier to refine into gasoline and diesel.But in a surprise, U.S. drillers are producing so much light, sweet crude that U.S. refiners can't use it fast enough, and a relative glut has emerged...
Legislature passes bill to create Mining Day in Alaska

...ports and railroads.Mining jobs cover a wide spectrum of professions. They include heavy equipment operators, miners, drillers, engineers, geologists, biologists, accountants and chemists, to name a few. The average salary is $100,000 a year...


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback