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ConocoPhillips to reopen Kenai LNG plant, resume exports

...gas in Cook Inlet fields. The gas supply situation has now improved due to new drilling to the point that a surplus would be available for export during summer.In winter, however, gas production will be reserved for local utilities.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-15/conocophillips-reopen-kenai-lng-plant-r
State | AK legislature
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Pool, a group of hydroelectric projects serving coastal towns including Petersburg, Wrangell and Ketchikan, to local utilities. The money from that sale and from other sources would go into an endowment that would be used as a long-term source...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041200/Loc_power.shtml
Smart grid demystified?

...everything we do depends on it. The electric grid - that complex combination of power plants, transmission lines, and local utilities - is what we rely on for our electricity. And we know all too well what happens when there is a power failure. Like...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102110/opi_723849145.shtml
Opinion
Y2K seeks evacuation plan

...members worried beforehand that the TV movie might undo the work they had accomplished in assuring the public that local utilities and emergency services are Y2K-ready. But they expressed relief Monday that the movie overplayed its hand...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112399/Loc_taskforce.html
Local
Natural gas reservoir not quite ready

...of the Nikiski plant might stretch out the region's gas reserves for a few more years, but it's not certain if local utilities will be able to take advantage of the gas that would have been exported. If the two companies that own the Nikiski...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022211/sta_789084274.shtml
News
Companies make case for more time to ship LNG

...production fueled debates over the price of local gas supplies, leading to shorter contracts between producers and local utilities. In turn, the Department of Energy began approving shorter-term licenses for LNG exports, including one from...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062110/sta_657048438.shtml
state
Legislators want assurances on local gas needs before LNG permit

...commenting. ConocoPhillips spokeswoman Natalie Lowman said the LNG plant owners have been reliable suppliers to gas to local utilities for years and will continue to be as long as the Kenai plant is operating. "We recently agreed to a seven-year...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071910/sta_678049740.shtml
News
House committee hears factors behind plant closure

...Energy Holdings Co. is done. Both Marathon and ConocoPhillips have said they intend to honor their contracts with local utilities. With exports ceasing by April or May, ConocoPhillips expects to shut-in some of its wells in the region. And...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021611/sta_786297507.shtml
News
Helping salmon gets trickier in Oregon

...endangered salmon), the BPA has declared that the spill is "excessively costly compared to the biological benefit." Local utilities and large industrial power users are cheering the federal agencies on. They are also lobbying intensively in Washington...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030704/sta_oresalmon.shtml
News
Alaska editorial: The state should think now about energy alternatives

...Talk. It's time to get real. State officials, local utilities and businesses need to work together to make something...Fire Island wind project could be online sooner. Local utilities have mixed views on whether wind turbines could produce...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022508/opi_250859797.shtml

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