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Two firms in Southeast pay sizable environmental fines

...Montrose, Colo., also agreed in April to pay a $12,900 fine for two leaks the company reported at a drilling exploration site on Admiralty Island. Both leaks occurred on June 28, 2004. The first water quality violation occurred when a bucket...
Donlin gold prospect heads to permit stage

...Obrochta, president of Calista-owned Chiulista Services Inc., which runs all of the subcontracted work at the exploration site. "We've proved that hiring people from inside the region is viable," Obrochta said. "I'm hopeful for the...
Most testifying say BP deal moving too fast

...aspects the state demanded too much from BP. He cited BP's agreement to spend $10 million cleaning up abandoned exploration sites on the North Slope. ``I can't in my wildest dreams see how this (deal) could hurt Alaska,'' he said. More...
BLM: No serious leaks at petroleum reserve wells

...30 of the 130 to 141 sites to determine how to bring them into compliance with rules governing abandoned petroleum exploration sites. State officials feared the wells would leak crude or gas if they were not capped properly. The sites and wells...
Murkowski touts McCovey field to close fiscal gap

...department refused to issue a permit. Local officials were concerned the company's road across the sea ice to the exploration site could buckle in the wind and current. Lawsuits have been filed questioning plans to clean up an oil spill at the...
BP Exploration compiles list of prospects for sale

ANCHORAGE - BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. has spent the last year marketing its exploration acreage on the North Slope of Alaska. As announced earlier, the company is investing its exploration capital elsewhere in the world, including the Gulf of Mexico.


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