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Little impact on Ambler road caribou

...proposed route, where an organization called the Brooks Range Council was formed in 2012 specifically to oppose it.With low oil prices causing budget problems for the state, the Ambler road is among several proposed projects that might be re-evaluated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-15/little-impact-ambler-road-caribou
State
State faces $3.5B deficit amid lower oil prices

...which reduce the amount of tax they pay.In a news release, acting Revenue Commissioner Marcia Davis said despite lower oil prices and less revenue in the short term, "our long-term view is optimistic.""Greater investment by the oil and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-11/state-faces-35b-deficit-amid-lower-oil-
State
Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...Natural gas line projects could provide a big payoff both in revenue, jobs and affordable energy for the state, but low oil prices make developing gas less attractive to producers, and the state must negotiate with North Slope leaseholders, a stumbling...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-10/alaska-editorial-dwindling-appetite-m
Opinion
Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies

...S. economy will receive an outsized benefit from lower oil prices because the U.S. is the world's largest oil consumer...yen's value will reduce the savings Japan can reap from lower oil prices.In June, regular gasoline cost $5.29 a gallon...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-01/oil-plunge-threat-and-boon-global-econo
State
Walker administration reviewing royalty relief proposal

...dependent on oil revenues that desires new production but also is trying to maximize the value of its fields. Add to that low oil prices and billion-dollar budget deficits due to slumping revenues.At the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee hearing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-04/walker-administration-reviewing-royalty
State
Gas prices are dropping with oil prices - sort of

...on the expectation of a $105-per-barrel price, and it needs $117 per barrel to avoid drawing from reserves.Lower oil prices also mean lower fuel costs for consumers, even in Alaska where prices at the pump are always significantly higher...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-05/gas-prices-are-dropping-oil-prices-sort
Local
Are low oil prices good for the environment?

...Canada are being shelved.Maybe low oil prices aren't so bad for the environment...it is unambiguously bad to have low oil prices from an environmental perspective...Prius over a Toyota Corolla.But low oil prices don't always translate to higher...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-16/are-low-oil-prices-good-environment
State
Judge invalidates part of statewide school funding mechanism

...contributions.Gov.-elect Bill Walker takes office next Monday, and is already facing a $3 billion shortfall because of lower oil prices. He campaigned on a promise to cut the budget across-the-board by 16 percent.An education department spokeswoman...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-25/judge-invalidates-part-statewide-school
State
My Turn: Let's talk honestly about oil

...grown more than 65 percent. We have learned the value of putting aside reserves, providing financial stability during low oil price environments. This was recognized by Moody's, a key rating agency that assesses the fiscal health of states, local...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-27/my-turn-lets-talk-honestly-about-oil
Opinion
Slumping oil prices means widened budget gap

...number will change because of low oil prices until the Department of Revenue...be maintained during periods of lower oil prices."It isn't all about price...earlier this year, Leighow said, low oil prices would impact the state's budget...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/slumping-oil-prices-means-widened-budge
State

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