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Empire Editorial: An ounce of prevention

...future of our children is at stake. How we protect them is every bit as important to our state's future as gas pipelines, oil prices, roads and dams. Erin's Law prevents future abuse through education, and as Benjamin Franklin famously...
My Turn: SB21 is risky business

...least 35 percent of their normal costs for the 10 years or more it takes to get oil or gas from a new field into the pipeline. Oil companies share these upfront risk and development costs by taking partners. Partners generally get the same ownership...
Letter: Oil tax analysis was wrong

...the oil company compensation. Take too much, and your oil stays in the ground. Pay the fees and oil flows down the pipeline. Oil tax reform won't hurt the Permanent Fund nearly as much as governmental deficit spending.It is time to stop politicking...
BP: Half of Prudhoe Bay production restored

...the pipes that move oil from gathering stations to the pump stations that will push it through the trans-Alaska pipeline. Oil is pulled from the ground by a well and moved to a flow station, which removes natural gas, plus impurities that...
Quake damage keeps Alaska pipeline closed

...and pressure testing of pipe sections. Heatwole said tanker loading could resume about 24 hours after restarting the pipeline. Oil analysts had little concern the pipeline shutdown would dramatically effect supplies or prices. "As far as affecting...
Photo: Listening to Alaska's 'economic lifeline'

Spectators listen for the sound of flowing crude oil passing through the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline. Oil officially began flowing at 10:06 a.m. June 20, 1977, for it's 30-day, nearly 800 mile journey to Valdez. Wednesday...
My Turn: Alaska is losing $400 per minute

...difference between the tariffs for in-state oil, set by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (about 11 percent of pipeline oil) and the much higher tariff the oil companies charge for transporting the remaining 89 percent of the shipments bound...
Alaska editorial: Attorney general's resignation is a relief

...With important issues such as the financial difficulties of the state-run retirement systems, the natural gas pipeline, oil field taxation, education funding and so on needing attention, Alaskans can't afford to be distracted by scandal...
Oil tax plan questioned

...rate of 20 percent and a 20 percent tax credit. Scenarios did not include revenue gained from a possible natural gas pipeline. Oil producers operating in Alaska told legislators last week that a higher tax rate would hurt chances for oil exploration...
Prudhoe oil spill took days to discover

...oilfield worker who smelled it - covers an area smaller than two football fields in a vast industrial hub traversed by pipelines, oil gathering stations and power plants. Given the size of the spill, officials believe the crude was pushing out of...


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