JUNEAU - State lawmakers looked to end the extended legislative session Monday amid a still-unsettled budget.The Senate voted Monday morning to accept a budget proposal, but the state government could be left with just partial funding if House Democrats don't offer their support.
ANCHORAGE - The board of the state corporation expected to be a key player in efforts to advance a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska is trying to determine how it can operate if members do not sign confidentiality agreements.
...natural gasline project. "The increased investment by companies on the North Slope is a critical part of an in-state gas pipeline." Gov. Sean Parnell told the Empire that Alaska's $2.1 billion revenue shortfall is "a result of price...
JUNEAU - A bill aimed at advancing a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska cleared a key Senate committee Friday, with a provision that would allow for a portion of the state's royalty revenue from the project to go toward energy projects in areas without direct access to a North Slope gas line.Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, said that's a critical piece for him and the other amendment sponsors, Sens. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, and Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks.
...bill's next stop. Some lawmakers want to make sure the focus of AGDC, which has been pursuing a smaller, in-state gas pipeline, isn't diluted under this bill.Giessel said she also wanted to make sure intent language surrounding project...
JUNEAU (AP) - An Alaska official said Monday the state is looking at taking a multibillion-dollar equity stake in a major natural gas pipeline project as a way to protect its interests and help make the long-hoped-for project a reality.Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash said Gov. Sean Parnell's administration views a potential equity stake of 20 percent to 30 percent favorably. But he said any level of participation would depend on legislative buy-in and the terms the companies pursuing the project are willing to accept.
JUNEAU - An Alaska official said Monday the state is looking at taking a multibillion-dollar equity stake in a major natural gas pipeline project as a way to protect its interests and help make the long-hoped-for project a reality.
...solution for Fairbanks, South-central Alaska and other communities where practicable.ASAP is a 737-mile in-state gas pipeline planned to originate at Prudhoe Bay and terminate at Point MacKenzie.
...such as a proposal to truck liquefied natural gas from the North Slope to Fairbanks or a measure to advance an in-state gas pipeline, a priority of House Speaker Mike Chenault.Here are three things to watch for this week:Oil taxesA rewrite...
JUNEAU - For those who think the pace of this year's legislative session has been swift: Watch out, because the proceedings are set to pick up even more speed.
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