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Austerman: State facing tough budget questions

...Republican said Alaska is in a somewhat different situation than when oil prices were low in years past because there is less oil flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline.Alaska relies heavily on oil revenues to fund state government operations...
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Alyeska studies water effects in Alaska pipeline

...performance of the trans-Alaska pipeline.A 25-year decline in Alaska North Slope oil production continues, which means less oil in the 800-mile pipeline, and more problems in transporting it, including additional corrosion.Oil in 1988 took...
Sanctions on Iran may help, but economic pain can't be the sole pressure point sanctions will drive up oil prices, allowing Iran to maintain revenue through higher prices even though it sells less oil. But should a breakup of the Eurozone, or slower Chinese growth, or even an increase in the amount of oil OPEC produces...
Sprawling Prudhoe Bay's falling oil production reflect trend across U.S.

...shrinking production reflects a trend throughout the country: After years of pumping, fields in the U.S. are drawing less oil from the ground. The implications for U.S. energy policy are profound. At a time when President Bush and members...
Top BP official says North Slope gas not competitive

...average, and pipeline and shipping costs are four times the average, Browne said. That's the effect of moving much less oil than the trans-Alaska pipeline and North Slope production equipment were designed to handle, he said. Still, BP plans...
My turn: Gas tax, contract make-believe

...that doesn't pay for past damage, an executive that gets a $400 million retirement package, they tell you to use less oil but remind you that alternatives are bad, and an administration that sends out public paid propaganda "fact" booklets...
In Humpy Heaven

...brushy creeks and let you land fish before they are exhausted. Although sea-bright pinks are entirely edible, they have less oil content than other salmon and hence are usually released in favor of other species. True to their moniker, they're...
North Slope crude oil production plunges, cutting into state revenue

...with concerns that the inexperience of replacement technicians at the facilities is the cause of the production problem. Less oil flowing through the pipeline has meant missed tax revenue for Alaska during a time when the price of oil broke several...
Begich requests pipeline hearing

...pipeline to domestic energy production. He says the committee needs to examine the pipeline's future, and the affect of less oil moving through the line because of decreased production on the North Slope. The Alaska Democrat also wants to look at...
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Highway misconceptions

...stop it but we won't. Oil companies and the politicians they have purchased say it is economically difficult to use less oil or find alternative energy. We shouldn't try even though the consequences of global warming are dire. The harsh reality...


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