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My Turn: SB21 is risky business

...investment from all future tax on most "new oil" fields under SB21.2. Companies are producing and profitable, but oil or gas prices drop.We tend to look on the bright side, but fiscal conservatives usually plan, or at least calculate, for downturns...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-13/my-turn-sb21-risky-business
Opinion
Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

CAMARILLO, Calif. - A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58. That's the largest drop this year.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-28/survey-us-gas-prices-fall-9-cents-358
State
The bug caught with a bicycle

Sarah Bronstein caught the biking bug, as she likes to call it, in 2005 when gas prices were skyrocketing and driving a car to and from grad school seemed like a needless expense."I quickly figured out that it was...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-01/bug-caught-bicycle
Local
My Turn: Alaska has given away the oil and gas farm - again

...commitment in the history of the state. There are many troubling risks to the state from the megaproject including: low gas prices due to a potential oversupply from competing international projects under development; the state's lack of expertise...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-27/opinion-alaska-has-given-away-oil-and
Opinion
Alaskans paying more at the pump

Gas prices in the 49th state rose an average of nearly three cents per gallon over the past week to about $4 per gallon while the national...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-10/alaskans-paying-more-pump
State | Local
Pipeline backers draw a plan in numbers

...That's why we're supportive of the bill and this project."Should the project fail for any reason - such as if natural gas prices drop significantly or a party decides to withdraw - invested dollars could be lost, he said."BP believes the Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-26/pipeline-backers-draw-plan-numbers
State | AK legislature
Five sites decided for electric car chargers

...city or a town to go electrified for transportation," MacGregor said - there's only so far to drive in the city and gas prices can get quite high."Why would you (pay for gas) if you don't need to do that?" he asked.Anyone interested...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-05/five-sites-decided-electric-car-charger
Local
Oil drilling on nation's Arctic coast put on ice

...won't prioritize investments there in the future.While oil prices remain high globally, "North America natural gas prices and associated crude markers remain low, and industry refining margins are under pressure" Van Beurden said.Last...

http://juneauempire.com/toby-sterling/2014-01-31/oil-drilling-nations-arctic-coa
Alaska Editorial: Parnell edges away from a flawed gas pipeline development model

...since 2008. The boom in shale gas has cut Lower 48 prices, so a pipeline to that region is no longer viewed as viable. Gas prices remain higher overseas, so all eyes have turned back toward the old idea of shipping liquefied North Slope gas to Asia...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-26/alaska-editorial-parnell-edges-away-f
Opinion
Regulatory commission heard some good, bad and ugly arguments

...company gets lower marks for the number of people it proposes to serve. While that smaller territory would help keep gas prices down, the company also has some serious cost challenges when compared to IGU, a public utility. FNG must pay state...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-09/regulatory-commission-heard-some-good
Opinion

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