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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...
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations? 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...
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...
Oil is critical to Alaska's economy 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...
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...
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...
The Alaska oil comeback

...greater opportunity for Alaskans by putting our state's oil patch in a more competitive position globally.Senate Bill...protected when oil prices are low, and the North Slope oil patch is more competitive when oil prices are high.Senate...
Opinion | AK legislature
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...
Alaska author wants to build writers' retreat

...Slope. She quit the job in 1982, went to graduate school and set a goal to publish something before her savings from the oil patch job ran out."The first thing my writing ever earned me wasn't an advance on a book, it wasn't a fee for an article...
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...


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