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Oil company deal postpones North Slope drilling

ANCHORAGE - Drilling at an oil field development project in Alaska will be postponed after two oil companies reshuffled their ownership of the fields.Putting off the work planned...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Nov. 24, 2014

...Alaska and the New York Times published a damning expose of environmental practices in North Dakota's shale oil fields. Development can be good, but it must be done responsibly. The trouble is finding the happy medium that satisfies economic...
Anchorage economy better than forecasted

...segments of Anchorage's economy, oil and manufacturing, are expected to lose jobs. The absence of large-scale oil field development, competitive pressures and uncertainty about future market conditions have been winnowing the number of jobs in...
State sidesteps recession in '10, stocks up cash reserves

...maintenance programs on pipelines and field production facilities helped take the sting out of reduced drilling and other oil field development work. The oil producers say the state's high marginal tax rate on new oil projects acts as a disincentive for...
My Turn: Norwegian oil wealth be comparable in size to Alaska's and their oil fields development history started when ours did.Norway's Ekofisk...epic undertaking.While I don't know what the oil field development costs in Norway and Alaska actually amounted to...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...nothing for granted, particularly with respect to hiring and training Alaskans for the job opportunities opened by oil field development. The current fanfare regarding "partnership with industry" and rising local-hire statistics comes in direct...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...cap on the amount of state land a single company may control. BP Amoco also plans to spend $5 billion on Alaska oil field development during the next five years - more than the existing separate spending plans of each company. Perhaps most important...
Democrats dispute oil tax harming investment

...Sean Parnell said he supports changes in the tax that would expand investment tax credits for certain types of oil field development work. Almost all members of the House Republican Majority, including House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski...
Vigilance needed in BP negotiations

...industry, BP's action should serve notice that it can and will play hardball when it sees fit. We encourage the Knowles Administration to remain vigilant in defending Alaska's interest in how our oil field development proceeds.
State increases pipeline checks after BP oil spill

...daunting problem on the North Slope, where thousands of miles of pipeline have been installed over about 30 years of oil field development. BP has ratcheted up spending to combat corrosion, Beaudo said, and this year has a $40 million budget to find...


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