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Ballot question carries big ramifications

...production numbers, they plummet."He attributes the declining production over the past several years to the amount of "easy oil" - that is, oil with low amounts of water and other products that have to be filtered out before shipping through the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/ballot-question-carries-big-ramificatio
State | Local | AK legislature
Court OKs approval of Shell Arctic drilling plan

...decision was disappointing in light of the ongoing BP crude oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. "Oil companies have tapped the easy oil off of our coasts," he said. "They are now pushing the limits and increasing the risk by heading to the deep water...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051410/sta_638917856.shtml
News
'Fracking' for oil likely to grow in Alaska

...increasingly unlikely that big new conventional oil fields like Prudhoe Bay will be found. "When they say there's no more easy oil, they're right, there's no more drilling vertical wells with easily extracted large volumes of oil," Bruce said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-03-23/fracking-oil-likely-grow-alaska
State
35th anniversary of TAPS, June 20, 2012

...Alaskans.Luckily, there is an alternative. Alaska isn't running out of oil, it's simply running out of access.The easy oil at state-owned Prudhoe Bay has been extracted and what remains, is more expensive and challenging to produce.The...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-19/35th-anniversary-taps-june-20-2012
Opinion
My Turn: 'Trust me' is no plan for Alaska's future

...understanding of Alaska's economic history. He rejects the idea that citizens should pay taxes. Unfortunately, the era of easy oil money is past. Most future oil development will not be on state land and we will have to start paying our own way just...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102702/opi_myturn6.shtml
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