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Gov. Walker pitches TransCanada buyout

...fiscal issues in Fairbanks.In a related development, Walker has shuffled the state's management team on gas pipeline negotiations. He named Audie Setters, a 35-year industry veteran manager, as the state's top manager for gas issues...
Walker brings back Palin's oil and gas team

...former DNR Commissioner Joe Balash, Mike Pawlowski, a deputy revenue commissioner who was deeply engaged in the gas pipeline negotiations, left his position at noon Monday.Myers, the incoming resources commissioner, and Rutherford, the new...
Big Oil reaps $5 billion in the last year

...percent during this fiscal year. Rep. Ralph Samuels, R-Anchorage, who is involved in the state's natural gas pipeline negotiations, said if there is ever a permanent shift in the way oil is priced, then the Alaska Legislature should look...
Murkowski heads to pipeline talks

...pipeline to Valdez. An all-Alaska pipeline would require liquefying the gas and shipping it on tankers. The gas pipeline negotiations are confidential and the sides would not say how close they are to a deal.
Irwin falls out of public view

Three days after the release of his potentially damaging memo questioning the legality of the state's gas pipeline negotiations, Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin is nowhere to be found. The commissioner is on leave, a receptionist...
Even Democrats optimistic about Palin transition

...revenue with financially strapped municipalities. Part of the reason she hired Rutherford, who had worked on gas pipeline negotiations under Murkowski, was to quickly come up with a revised gas pipeline contract. And the state jet? It will...
Fundraising year should speak volumes about governor's race

...Murkowski's stances on the elimination of the Longevity Bonus program, the acquisition of a jet, and the protracted gas pipeline negotiation process in opposition to his bid for re-election. He will run on having presided over four years of ample...
My Turn: Alaska should act on identity theft

Understandably the next legislative session will be dominated by gas pipeline negotiations. We hope that Alaskans will get the best deal possible from these negotiations, but legislators also need to keep up with other...
State legislators question calls for gas competition

...It's an only-game-in-town proposal." Kelly, a retired utility CEO from Fairbanks who was active in gas pipeline negotiations last year, acknowledged the producers were willing to compete against independent pipeline builders. But he...
Dems demand governor's aide apologize for slamming Elton

...Clark's letter explains that the governor was returning from a Thanksgiving break in Hawaii and needed to attend gas pipeline negotiations in Dallas. A direct flight was not available, so Murkowski took a commercial flight to Las Vegas, where he...


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