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Kenai assembly approves oil and gas specialists

Despite concerns about the state's fiscal situation, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved the addition of a new special assistant to the mayor, a job that will focus attention to see the state's LNG project come to fruition.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/kenai-assembly-approves-oil-and-gas-spe
State
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

...Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas played out in U.S. District Court...plain set aside for study of its oil and gas potential.The state submitted...continuous evaluation" of the refuge's oil and gas potential. Congress had asked for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/judge-hears-arguments-over-anwr-explora
State
Sockeye marketers look to pink campaign

...communities to the table," she added.Cook Inlet is home to a patchwork of 16 fixed platforms tapping into about 250 oil and gas wells and 1,000 miles of pipelines. Giguere said people are surprised to learn that the citizen's group does much...

http://juneauempire.com/ccwfeatures/2015-01-21/sockeye-marketers-look-pink-campa
CCWFeatures
Legislature begins session; expected to focus on budget

...Despite a strongly worded opinion piece this month in which Walker said Alaska is expected to pay out $100 million more in oil and gas production credits than it takes in in oil taxes this year, Walker said he is not planning to reopen the oil tax debate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-21/legislature-begins-session-expected-foc
State
Walker: Nothing off the table in budget talks

...billion at the end of the year.Increases in statewide costs, such as pension system payments, debt service, and oil and gas production tax credits, account for a large portion of the increases in the operating budget over the last nine years...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/walker-nothing-table-budget-talks
State
Prefiled bills in plain English

...months or more.? HB 50 - Rep. Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage - Establishes March 13 of each year as Alaska Oil and Gas Day, in honor of the oil and gas industry.? HB 51 - Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel - Classifies the painkiller tramadol as a controlled...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-18/prefiled-bills-plain-english
Local | AK legislature
Bill attempts to attract out-of-state interns

...said. "This person as a student wanted to come back to Alaska" to work for a firm that dealt with issues surrounding oil and gas and minerals.Lewis said the student accepted an internship at an Alaskan firm and was already on the job when a snafu...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-15/bill-attempts-attract-out-state-interns
Local | AK legislature
Walker: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

...expected to pay about $100 million more in tax credits to oil and gas producers than it receives in production taxes this year...right now."According to the state Revenue Department, oil and gas production taxes yielded $2.6 billion for the state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/walker-unsustainable-tax-breaks-exceed-
State | AK legislature
My Turn: The hard truth about our oil revenue

...Alaska's situation. The state's oil and gas production tax is expected to bring...The state offers tax credits to oil and gas companies as a way to encourage...million to producers through various oil and gas production credits. Subtract that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-08/my-turn-hard-truth-about-our-oil-reve
Opinion
Walker: Ousted board members had oily ties

...Wednesday by press time.A spokeswoman for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association said the trade organization, which represents 14 oil- and gas-related companies in the state, did not want to comment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-08/walker-ousted-board-members-had-oily-ti
State | Local | AK legislature

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