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Fresh oil persists in areas of Prince William Sound 12 years after spill

ANCHORAGE -- More fresh oil remains in Prince William Sound than anybody would have imagined when...National Marine Fisheries Service survey to determine how much oil remains following the 11-million-gallon spill. Scientists have found...
Infrastructure, not pool, is priority

...shortfalls. Last year oil prices supported general fund expenditures of nearly $3.3 billion. Next fiscal year, if oil remains where it currently is, oil could support general fund expenditures of $5 billion, double the average of the 1990s...
State offering guidance on oil spill

...any insights. She says he's made the offer to counterparts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Crude oil remains on some Alaska beaches 21 years after the Exxon Valdez hit a reef and ruptured cargo tanks that discharged 10.8 million...
Congress to look at BP's field management

...production of 400,000 barrels a day won't resume until 16 miles of pipe is replaced. As much as 13,000 barrels of oil remains inside the corroded line. The company on Monday submitted a plan to the U.S. Department of Transportation to remove...
ConocoPhillips rep: No wavering on gas line

...way to help shore up royalty revenues amid projections of a continued decline in North Slope oil production. While oil remains king here - and politicians are looking at ways to encourage greater investment and development - estimates have put...
Alaska lawmakers seek tax breaks on fuel

...I'm asking for a suspension of state taxes on gasoline, diesel, marine and aviation gas as long as the price of oil remains over $50 a barrel," he said. Each additional $1 added to the price of a barrel of oil increases revenue to the...
State economy addicted to oil ... industry

...other slices to Alaska's pie than oil," said Neil Fried, a state economist with the labor department. And while oil remains very important to the economy, Fried says the state is taking more steps to diversify. For example, he says the state...
Salvagersmay move ship's bow

...the breached No. 3 tank containing 104,448 gallons of bunker oil. Though water has entered the tank, most of the oil remains in the tank, said federal incident commander Ron Morris, a Coast Guard captain. The stern also contains smaller tanks...
Funding electrics is a battery-dead idea

...the power while the battery and electric motor simply store surplus energy and recover it later. The reality is that oil remains an absolutely critical commodity in modern society. The Deepwater Explorer disaster, while tragic, doesn't justify...
Parnell marks first year in office, primary looms

...far, allowing Alaska to avoid the steep budget cuts that other states have faced. But major challenges loom. While oil remains king, its revenue largely responsible for funding the state's operation, production is expected to keep declining...


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