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Work on Nikaitchuq oil project to continue through the winter

...suspended but not cancelled, and plans are to resume drilling and other work next winter. State Oil and Gas Director Kevin Banks said ENI met with state officials to inform them of the decision. "They described it as slowing the schedule and more...

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Study: Cook Inlet has enough gas for decade

...of its wells and regional utilities' concern about meeting peak consumer demand for gas during long, cold snaps. Kevin Banks, director of the state's Oil and Gas Division, said the problem with Cook Inlet gas production is that it has gone...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122309/sta_538938478.shtml
State begins own review of oil industry practices

...in state regulatory oversight. Both actions are in response to the well blowout and oil spill in the U.S. Gulf. Kevin Banks, director of the state Division of Oil and Gas, said his division has a "gap analysis" under way that will show...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070510/sta_665466974.shtml
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State regulators reconsider Usibelli gas plan

...methane near Healy. The state gave Usibelli Coal Mine a license June 28. But Alaska Division of Oil and Gas Director Kevin Banks said several people raised concerns and the agency decided to address those issues. One concern is over designated...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080110/sta_689270664.shtml
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Prices falling at the pump

...the inventory situation out there seems to have improved more than in other areas of the country," Sundstrom said. Kevin Banks, a petroleum market analyst in the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, said the whole West Coast has seen lower...

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Heavy oil may rival gas

...challenged resource, but I think it is the next phase for development in the existing oilfield on the North Slope," said Kevin Banks, director of the Division of Oil and Gas in the state's Department of Natural Resources. West said heavy oil's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030710/sta_571814745.shtml
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Congressmen cite 'significant' BP issues in Alaska's North Slope

...change" until several years after the plan is fully in place, judging from a similar prior effort by Exxon Mobil Corp. Kevin Banks, director of the Department of Natural Resources' oil and gas division, said he's noticed "some" improvement...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050610/sta_634760876.shtml
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Exxon wants state to pay $800 million in damages

...four hours later, the department received the request to reconsider its decision to reject the plan last month, said Kevin Banks, the state's director for the oil and gas division. "I wouldn't call it a threat," Banks said of receiving...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051308/sta_278561574.shtml
State works to avoid shutdown at refinery

...refinery business. One way the state could help Flint Hills would be to lower the sales price of its royalty oil. But Kevin Banks, the state's oil and gas director, said the courts have held the state can't give select companies a "sweetheart...

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State denies refinery price break without more info

...Discussions started less than a year after Flint Hills purchased the refinery from Williams Companies Inc., said Kevin Banks, director of the state Division of Oil and Gas. The company first sought some sort of forgiveness on money it might...

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