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Oil and gas lease sales scheduled for Wednesday

The Alaska Division of Oil and Gas and the Bureau of Land Management are scheduled to hold lease sales Wednesday for oil and gas extraction on the North Slope.
Legislature readies complaint after Arctic drilling nixed preparing an official complaint letter to President Barack Obama after the federal government canceled planned oil and gas lease sales in the Arctic Ocean.On Saturday, the Alaska Senate Resources Committee met to consider House Joint Resolution...
State | AK legislature
Arctic drilling complaint clears Legislature

...pipeline deal, the Alaska House approved a formal complaint against the Obama administration's decision to cancel oil and gas lease sales in the Arctic.Unlike the gas pipeline bill, which passed unanimously in the House, the Arctic complaint...
State | AK legislature
House minority objects to Arctic drilling complaint

...objections Monday morning as the body prepared a formal complaint in response to the federal government's cancellation of oil and gas lease sales in the Arctic Ocean.Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage and the House Minority Leader, said it was inappropriate...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Washington state should focus on its own plate

...north to Alaska.They've written formal letters asking U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to revoke federal oil and gas leases with Royal Dutch Shell in the Arctic outer continental shelf (Seattle City Council), and to avoid issuing any...
Revised Arctic offshore drilling review released

...subsistence hunting and harvests. BOEM's revised environmental review is a major step toward resolving the 2008 oil and gas leases that have been tied up in the courts for years, she said.Shell was the leading bidder in the 2008 sale, spending...
State | AK legislature
Bering Straits Native Corp. seeks land for future Arctic port

...not long after.The study noted that Port Clarence is about 500 miles from the majority of the federal Chukchi OCS oil and gas leases. Dutch Harbor, currently the closest domestic deepwater port, is more than 1,300 miles from the lease areas...
Comments sought on possible Arctic lease sale

...ruling that found the federal government conducted a flawed environmental review before selling $2.7 billion in oil and gas leases in the Chukchi Sea in 2008.The U.S. Interior Department has since laid out a timeline for completion of a new...
North Slope, Beaufort Sea lease sales planned

JUNEAU - The state Department of Natural Resources plans to hold its annual oil and gas lease sales for the North Slope, Beaufort Sea and North Slope foothills.The sales are scheduled for Nov. 19, with the bid opening...
State claims 20,000 acres on edge of ANWR

...within ANWR on Fish and Wildlife Service maps.The error has caused confusion for the state, which holds periodic oil and gas lease sales on the North Slope and would like to see the matter clarified."If one attempts to map this description it...


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