My Turn: Legislature should mirror Big Oil's reaction to low prices pay an income tax, then consider a reasonable plan to reduce or delay tax credit programs for the most profitable oil fields in the world.Despite a precipitous drop in the price of oil, Alaska operations for these large multinational companies...
Juneau photographer Ben Huff opens show at Museum of the North

...the James W. Dalton Highway, was built in 1974 as a supply route for the trans-Alaska pipeline and the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. It starts in Livengood, about 80 miles north of Fairbanks, and runs 414 miles to Deadhorse near the Arctic Ocean...
My Turn: Negotiating the rapids of Arctic, Alaska oil and natural gas reserves

...potential risks to off-shore/on-shore oil rigs and vessels (e.g., as was experienced by Terra Nova, a large oil field located about 230 miles off the coast of Newfoundland); and roads, runways, pipelines, harbors, and homes all will...
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...


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