ConocoPhillips: Oil prices won't impact investments

...announced in July and November of this year and scheduled to begin drilling in 2016. The $1 billion CD-5 Alpine oil field extension project is a new production drill site expected to add 16,000 barrels of oil per day to North Slope production...
Are low oil prices good for the environment?

...keep investments flowing into alternatives, while giving energy companies less reason to pursue expensive and risky oil fields that also pose the greatest threat to the environment."Low prices keep the dirty stuff in the ground," says Ashok...
BP: Deal with Hilcorp completed

JUNEAU - BP has closed the sale of its interests in four North Slope oil fields to Hilcorp.BP president for Alaska operations Janet Weiss made the announcement Wednesday.The company announced in April that...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Nov. 24, 2014

...Western 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...
My Turn: President Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels is flawed

...believe we should be taking steps to undermine the economic vitality of these terrorist organizations by dismantling their oil fields and other resources, which they exploit to fund and support their radical, violent agenda. It appears Secretary of...
Local photographer Huff releases debut book, 'Last Road North'

...most isolated roads on earth. It also directly parallels the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, built to supply the North Slope oil fields."It's both a physical and metaphorical boundary between wilderness and civilization," Huff told me recently over...
Empire Editorial: A vote on trust

...known as the More Alaska Production Act.Unfortunately, under certain circumstances, those tax credits could result in oil fields being taxed at a 0 percent rate - even a negative tax rate.That is unacceptable.By voting "Yes" on Tuesday, you...
SB21 adds drops, not gusher in first months

...moment for Alaska oil production."Production in Alaska oil fields has been dropping since 1988, decreasing an average...two new drilling rigs to the North Slope's Kuparuk oil field last year and promises another, Pawlowski said in an...
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My Turn: SB21 is risky business

...start. The lower SB21 tax means we will never even recover our credit investment from all future tax on most "new oil" fields under SB21.2. Companies are producing and profitable, but oil or gas prices drop.We tend to look on the bright...
My Turn: Alaskans can't fully trust Big Oil the pipeline.Remember: Prudhoe Bay is an aging oil field and we expected production would continue to decline as it has in the past. It is one of the greatest oil fields ever in this country, but we have been pumping oil out...


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