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SB21 adds drops, not gusher in first months

...Bill VanDyke, a private petroleum engineer and former director of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources' Oil and Gas Division."You wouldn't see (a return on) that in six months' time or five months' time," he said. On the other...
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Oil tax numbers wrong, consultant says

...consider how the language in a net-profits tax bill could affect North Slope natural gas development, former Oil and Gas Division director Jim Eason said Saturday. Eason, now a consultant for the Alaska Legislature, presented the Senate Resources...
Pipeline issue a challenge for Gov. Murkowski

...rationally do," says Mark Myers, head of the state's oil and gas division. "It's every barrel, and it's long-term...third parties with an interest," said Myers of the oil and gas division. "It's logical one of those would go to FERC...
Governor hikes pay for state employees

...appointees and career state employees who are in charge of various agencies from the Department of Natural Resources' Oil and Gas Division to the Division of Motor Vehicles. With Murkowski leaving office on Dec. 4, and a high amount of turnover in...
Governor plans road from Chignik to King Salmon

...been arranged, but oil and gas officials hope that it will happen in 2005. Mark Myers, director of the state Oil and Gas Division, said there is a potential for hundreds of millions of barrels of oil to be found in the area, in addition to...
Agency seeks funds to cover increased oilfield activity

...Star and other recently developed satellite fields on the North Slope, he said. Along with new production, the Oil and Gas Division is seeing a jump in leasing activity, Myers said. The number of oil and gas leases sold nearly doubled from fiscal...
McCovey oil well abandoned

...exploration based on EnCana's decision to plug and abandon the well. Jim Eason, the former head of the state Oil and Gas Division, said that EnCana may be trying to tamp down expectations on a successful exploration. But he said that plugging...
Study: Cook Inlet has enough gas for decade

...concern about meeting peak consumer demand for gas during long, cold snaps. Kevin Banks, director of the state's Oil and Gas Division, said the problem with Cook Inlet gas production is that it has gone static. Producers are drilling no more wells...
Oil tax credit zipping through Senate

...platforms, depending on how much their production declined. The state's usual royalty share is 12.5 percent. Oil and Gas Division Director Mark Myers said the hope is that by letting companies keep more of the oil they produce, they will delay...
Alaska Digest

...and local laws and regulations governing drilling. Until that process is finished early next year, the state's Oil and Gas Division will stop issuing coal bed methane leases and delay action on 13 pending leases.


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