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Alaska hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

...when state spending is under renewed scrutiny as Alaska grapples with multibillion-dollar budget deficits amid low oil prices.The firm Perkins Coie was hired in a contract running from July 8 to Aug. 31, when Obama arrived in Alaska for a...
My Turn: Alaskan are going to have to fight for it

...ignores their major Saudi Arabian partner (and others) - the prime producers actively over pumping and forcefully keeping oil prices low to kill America energy independence.The same Saudi's whose behinds' American warriors saved in the Iraq war...
State's LNG buyout could cost $7B

...infrastructure.Estimates in the report assume a baseline $45 billion cost for the Alaska LNG Project and long-term oil prices in the $80 per barrel range, also in 2015 dollars.Currently, TransCanada, an Alberta-based pipeline company, has...
Pitney: Cuts only one piece of budget picture

...government and faces multibillion-dollar deficits amid low oil prices. The state is using savings to help balance the budget...revenue options released earlier this year, said that with oil prices projected to remain low over the next few years, "it...
Departures from Alaska at highest point in 25 years

...reported.The departures don't appear to be caused by the state's current financial problems because they came before oil prices dropped, Department of Labor economist Neal Fried said. "When those numbers were put together, we thought $100 oil...
Forum examines state's fiscal future

...This has caused problems in recent years, however, as oil prices have fallen by about half. Alaska's "pony" hasn't...Oil production, which is on the decline (along with oil prices). And the disconnect is growing. "We don't see...
My Turn: Will Alaska cash in on its natural gas?

...uncertainties which influence supply and demand."It is clear that global uncertainty, particularly as it relates to oil prices and therefore capital expenditure budgets for major energy producers, has cast doubt on the viability of American LNG...
Shell move dims nation's oil prospects

...around a third over the past year as oil prices have fallen by half, to about $45 a barrel.Those weak oil prices are forcing oil companies around...analyst at CooperCity. "If the oil price rises again and the well becomes...
Fiscal forum invites Juneau to have its say on budget

...Alaska Legislature will round out the meeting by presenting their prognosis of the situation.Due to the decline in oil prices, the state budget is facing a gap of $3.5 billion to $4 billion between its revenue and expenditures. That gap is...
Political, legal barriers face historic Colombia peace deal build roads, provide training for farmers and redistribute land while coping with an economic shock from crashing oil prices. Santos also may not be able to count on as much foreign assistance as he did when waging war. From a peak in 2007...
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