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Juneau's Pat Race among new appointments to the Alaska State Council on the Arts

...Becker, of Anchorage, is a public relations consultant to Shell Oil Company. She has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has served more than 30 years volunteering and advocating for the arts in Alaska. Becker has served on the...
Paper: Cooperate rather than lead on LNG

...will provide, as well as the stimulus having a market for natural gas will provide to the existing North Slope oil and gas industry, Thorning wrote.The state's economy is slowing due mainly to the collapse in oil prices, with almost no job...
State | AK legislature
Study on Arctic port for drilling support ships put on hold

...justifications of national security, life and safety, protection of the environment," Baker told the newspaper. "We believe there's a broader purpose for the facility than just the economic benefit of the oil and gas industry."
Feds pause Arctic deepwater port prep

...justified would be terminated," the Corps stated in a letter Monday, "however, because of the dynamic nature of the oil and gas industry and the strong interest in enhanced Arctic marine infrastructure, the Corps and its partners have decided to pause...
Alaska Science Forum: Why we spilled crude just to watch it burn

...A series of similar test burns were part of a team effort between university scientists and researchers with the oil and gas industry.On that April day, an orange flame hissed on the surface of a body of water 300-feet square and six inches...
Oil and gas turn their backs on coal as climate deal nears'," Schmidt said.However, many environmental advocacy groups are suspicious of the motives behind the oil-and-gas industry's attacks on coal and don't want any of them to influence climate policy.They note that instead of heeding...
Legislature confirms most of Walker's picks

...against Gallagher's confirmation, arguing that his experience in labor law and contracting, even though in the oil and gas industry, did not fit well with the highly-technical regulatory decisions needed at the oil and gas conservation commission...
State | AK legislature
Exxon CEO talks Arctic oil drilling

...element. And that's probably the most challenging element for us. But I would also say it is not unique to the oil and gas industry. Airlines have human competency problems. Railroads have human competency problems. Everyone has human competency...
Norway's king opens drilling conference

ANCHORAGE - Norway's king opened a conference on Arctic offshore drilling Wednesday with a plug for incorporating his country's expertise into drilling off Alaska's northern shores.
State faces $3.5B deficit amid lower oil prices

...prices and less revenue in the short term, "our long-term view is optimistic.""Greater investment by the oil and gas industry on the North Slope and solid performance of state investments makes Alaska's overall financial health sound...


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