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Education a sticking point as session ends

...continue moving other major pieces of legislation, including the operating budget and a bill to advance a major liquefied natural gas project, and see if they could agree on an education funding figure to plug into the capital budget.The operating...
State | AK legislature
More proof that production isn't a priority for Obama administration

...on April 20: More evidence came out Friday that President Obama and his administration aren't big fans of oil and natural gas development.It came in the form of an indefinite delay in a decision from the State Department regarding approval...
ConocoPhillips to reopen Kenai LNG plant, resume exports

...ConocoPhillips is restarting its liquefied natural gas plant on the Kenai Peninsula and...result in higher domestic prices for natural gas, and opposition to exports 2012 because of shortages of natural gas in Cook Inlet fields. The gas...
State | AK legislature
Analysis: In final day, major issues still unresolved

...increase the state's take by upping the tax rate on natural gas 3 percent, but that amendment failed on party lines...Another change requires the producers to sell Alaska natural gas to the state at a reasonable rate should public consumption...
State | AK legislature
House Finance advances gas line bill

...JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee on Friday advanced a bill setting the state's participation in a major liquefied natural gas project, with members expressing a mix of both optimism and skepticism about whether the process would yield a long...
Huggins: Late Saturday target to finish work, the state's unfunded pension obligation and setting the state's participation rate in a major liquefied natural gas project.Also pending is a bill to raise Alaska's minimum wage. The House narrowly passed such legislation Sunday...
State | AK legislature
Begich speech focuses on job creation

...long-term development. He called Monday's announcement of ConocoPhillips' permit approval to export liquefied natural gas from its Nikiski plant incredible news considering the effort it took him to push the LNG export permit to the top of...
Energy Dep't seeks methane hydrate proposals

...while they are open.Methane is the main ingredient of natural gas. It comes from buried organic matter after it's ingested...cubic feet, or 100 times current U.S. reserves of natural gas. The combined energy content of methane hydrate may...
Global, national economics influence Alaska

...beyond oil too, and could influence companies trying to decide if they want to invest in the proposed Alaska liquefied natural gas project.In addition to resource extraction, Northrim specializes in business banking primarily in two other arenas...
Local | AK legislature
With one week to go, Parnell weighs in on the issues

...approximately $70 million in expected costs should legislators opt to move forward with the proposed Alaska liquefied natural gas project as is expected. "Spending tens of millions of dollars to advance those projects to the next phase where we...
State | AK legislature


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