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Remembering the Vikings - 'iron slicks' of the muskegs

Have you ever seen oil patches in the muskegs around Juneau? In Iceland, these patches are called "jarnbrak" ("iron slick"). This common sight in this...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-24/remembering-vikings-iron-slicks-musk
Outdoors
From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

...more than 500 companies working in the state's Bakken oil patch.Drilling and extraction jobs that soared from 293...housing projects being built on the fringes of the Bakken oil patch in North Dakota have paused or slowed down as developers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/car-lots-city-budgets-cheap-oil-means-c
State
Some answers on oil taxes

...only generate revenue into the state coffers, but to employ Alaskans and employ all the support; when one job in the oil patch creates 20 jobs you can understand what a multiplier effect this industry has in this state. We need to have a healthy...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-14/some-answers-oil-taxes
State
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations?

...is a habit bred from unimaginable wealth and psychopathic imperatives that seek to control every feature of Alaska's oil patch.The industry acts like a bully, never satisfied, always demanding more. Its pride and overbearing self-importance...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-15/my-turn-maximum-benefit-people-or-fav
Opinion
Oil is critical to Alaska's economy

...in additional capital will result in 50,000 barrels of new oil per day, which means more state revenue and 60,000 oil patch jobs over 20 years.This is great news for everyone - especially the state, our economy and our families. Alaskans...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-19/oil-critical-alaskas-economy
Opinion
My Turn: Economic research shows Alaska is better off under new oil tax

...Investing new money into the oil patch creates long-lasting jobs and increased...that draw new outside money into the oil patch could create long-lasting jobs...4 billion in new spending in the oil patch could add an average of 5,000 public...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-05/my-turn-economic-research-shows-alask
Opinion
My Turn: Alaska has given away the oil and gas farm - again

...concerns. If we do not have this honest conversation we risk becoming the next Oklahoma, a state that despite a booming oil patch is wrestling with a self-inflicted budget crisis.According to an Associated Press story by Sean Murphy in the April...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-27/opinion-alaska-has-given-away-oil-and
Opinion
West Coast officials discuss oil transport

...year and 33 times more than during the same period in 2009.Much of that increase is from oil produced in the Bakken oil patch in North Dakota and surrounding areas. The train that crashed in Quebec was carrying oil from North Dakota to a refinery...

http://juneauempire.com/mike-baker/2013-09-26/west-coast-officials-discuss-oil-t
Warning issued about oil shipped from ND, Mont.

...Transportation warns the public, emergency responders and shippers about the potential high volatility of crude from the Bakken oil patch. The sprawling oil shale reserve is fueling the surging industry in eastern Montana and western North Dakota, which...

http://juneauempire.com/james-macpherson/2014-01-03/warning-issued-about-oil-shi
Alaska Editorial: Oil work creates some disruption

...caused by any lay-offs attributable to a drop in state revenues won't necessarily be alleviated by hiring in the oil patches. Also, if you're a beneficiary of other state services that get cut because of falling revenue, again, the aggregate...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-24/alaska-editorialoil-work-creates-some
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