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Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Jan. 12, 2015

...to $51.44 per barrel on Friday. We shouldn't expect that trend to continue this week, unfortunately. Prices for North Sea and Texas oil kept falling all through last week, and if those prices are any guide, we'll see Alaska oil below...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-12/thumbs-thumbs-down-jan-12-2015
Opinion
Lawrence Sommers

...remained together until the end of his life 43 years later. Larry was a commercial diver, working on oil rigs in the North Sea and off Louisiana, and working underwater on several dams in Eastern Washington. The couple moved to Juneau from Walla...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173559189
WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science

...of danger or tedium - information. Unmanned aircraft (drones or model aircraft) have been used to study ice seals, North Sea ice melt, Steller sea lions in the western Aleutians, whale pods, and debris from the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-12/whalefest-explores-gizmos-gadgets-cetac
Local
Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies

...0.3 percent currently to around 2 percent.The few European producing countries - mainly Britain and Norway in the North Sea - face a drop in revenues that could balance out the positives of cheaper fuel.RussiaRussia gets about 50 percent of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-01/oil-plunge-threat-and-boon-global-econo
State
Today In Sports History

...beat rival Kansas State 77-66.1973 - Robyn Smith becomes the first woman jockey to win a stakes race when she rides North Sea to victory in the Paumonok Handicap at Aqueduct Race Track in New York.1969 - Tuesdee Testa becomes the first female...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-28/today-sports-history
Sports
DOT details open-deck ferry

...vehicles. Another precaution against Southeast weather is designed into the bow, he said. The new ferry would have a North Sea type of flared bow, "A bow that is designed to minimize freezing spray that could cause safety problems," Yost said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-27/dot-details-open-deck-ferry
State | Local
My Turn: Norwegian oil wealth

...Norwegians have become wealthy from their North Sea oil fields deserves further attention...Norway's Ekofisk oil field in the North Sea was discovered in 1971. It and several...production platforms in the storm-prone North Sea. The whole complex consists of 29...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-03-27/my-turn-norwegian-oil-wealth
Opinion
Chichagof Island's hidden gems and treasures

...good thing," Josh says.This is what the Ursa Major's hull was made for? to fish the seldom-tepid waters of the North Sea off of Norway. When owner Joyce Gauthier was researching the vessel's history, she asked what type of hull was designed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-04-01/chichagof-islands-hidden-gems-and-treas
Local
Parnell: Trip gave insight on oil expectations

...governor told The Associated Press that during his latest trip to Europe, he saw firsthand the impact of tax changes on North Sea operations, particularly in Scotland.He said part of the reason he took the trip - his third, state-sponsored overseas...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-02/parnell-trip-gave-insight-oil-expectati
State
The Alaska oil comeback

...traveled to Scotland to meet with government officials and key oil and gas companies. After lowering its government take on North Sea oil, the United Kingdom saw a resurgence in its oil and gas sector. Tax reform in the UK led to new jobs, new investment...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-05-23/alaska-oil-comeback
Opinion

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