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Letter to the Editor: Vote 'Yes' on Tuesday Exxon said they would make good on it but then they spent about 20 years in court trying to avoid payments.BP's oil well blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico destroyed many jobs. BP promised to make good on it and are now in court fighting to...
Letter: Fiscal certainty works both ways

...of us are promised fiscal certainty for heating oil or at the gas pump is the day we talk about fiscal certainty at the oil well.The multimillion-dollar ad campaign against Ballot Measure 1, funded solely by Exxon, BP and ConocoPhillips, is...
BLM confirms strategy for old Alaska well cleanup

...emergency oil supply for the Navy.The Navy or the U.S. Geological Survey directed the drilling of 136 exploratory oil wells, core tests, or temperature monitoring holes starting in the 1940s.The failure of the federal government to remediate...
Arctic drilling creeps forward now, and in 5 years

...exploratory wells in Arctic waters.The capping stack looks like a giant spark plug and is designed to kill an undersea oil well blowout by providing a metal-to-metal seal on a malfunctioning blowout preventer.Shell is sending the capping stack...
Alaskans want Arctic drilling suspension lifted

...Ken Salazar announced he was ending the deep-water drilling moratorium imposed in April following the BP deep-water oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Salazar said at the time he was imposing a drilling suspension on drilling in the Beaufort...
Palmer-based Matanuska Creamery to close today

...appealed to the governor's office and local legislators, likening the closure of the creamery to shuttering a small oil well."The industry is basically broken now as an industry. It'll have to restart small, if it does," she said.McFarlane...
State Briefs

...Kenai Republican, Murkowski said. Wagoner's bill would reduce the state's share of revenues from some Cook Inlet oil wells. The proposed severance tax credit would apply to new exploration wells begun after July 1, 2004, Murkowski said...
Prudhoe Bay oil spill larger than previously reported - by 12 times

...estimate to 1,500 gallons of crude oil and about 5,600 gallons of "produced water," which flows out of Prudhoe Bay oil wells along with the crude, said Daren Beaudo, a spokesman for BP. As cleanup crews continued work, wells producing up to...
The natural economy

...started with the soil (agriculture) and we are losing that at high rates. In 1859, we hit the jackpot when the first oil well was drilled by Col. Drake, and we have already consumed close to half of the world's oil. From our spending sprees...
BP shuts down 12 oil wells on the North Slope

ANCHORAGE - British oil company BP will close 12 oil wells on the North Slope as a precaution after whistleblowers alleged more than 50 were leaking. Sound off on the important issues at...


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