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Alaska oil industry defends tax credit program

...working in the Inlet, which totaled about $400 million in 2014, have served as part of an attempt to revive the natural gas industry in the area, following a period several years ago when officials in southcentral Alaska were warning of shortages...
My Turn: Untapped potential in the Arctic

...That's not surprising for a state with such a long history of providing the energy America needs. The oil and natural gas industry supports more than 110,000 Alaska jobs and contributes over $19 billion per year to the state's economy...
Walker: Ousted board members had oily ties

...body this week were unseated to make way for everyday Alaskans whose careers have not been intertwined with the natural gas industry, Gov. Bill Walker told the Empire on Wednesday."We have a lot of (gas line) professionals already on staff...
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: The brokenness of Alaska's legislative priorities

...According to his legislative webpage, he's risen from a roustabout in 1982 to a superintendent in the liquefied natural gas industry. For some reason, he doesn't believe it's necessary to disclose on the webpage that ConocoPhillips owns the...
Opinion | AK legislature
Southeast lawmakers prepare for session

...administration will propose for natural gas. She said she, like other policy makers, is still learning about how the natural gas industry works as opposed to the oil industry. Parnell has said that his administration will propose a flat gross tax structure...
Katrina fuels calls for more oil exploration

...focused its attention on opening up areas of the Outer Continental Shelf to drilling, if not for oil at least natural gas. Industry groups, including the American Chemistry Council, argue it is important to find more natural gas to get prices...
Support climate legislation

All the high-level attention to aiding Alaska's Oil and Gas industry through tax breaks brings to mind Mark Twain's comment about having more than one way to skin a cat. As strange as it might sound, one pragmatic way to aid Alaska's oil and gas industry and create more jobs is for Congress to act on a market-based solution to climate change. I know this appears counterintuitive but hear me out.
This Day in History

...marched against far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, four days before Le Pen was soundly defeated by President Jacques Chirac in a runoff. In 2006, Bolivian President Evo Morales nationalized the country's vast natural gas industry.
Energy Sec: Obama committed to role for coal

...innovate our way to a more prosperous future," Moniz said, "and we will do the same in this case."Coal and natural gas industry officials have joked about the president's commitment to an "all of the above strategy," suggesting he means...
'Fracking' process has the EPA seal of approval

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Natural gas is a key part of America's energy supply, providing nearly a quarter of our total energy needs. That includes a third of the energy used by industry, homes and businesses and nearly 30 percent of the electricity we generate.


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