Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas

...investigators for taking on the case, he said."They appreciated that these things were being resolved," he said.The oil log violations were more than paperwork violations, Feldis said. Noble crew members from the time the Noble Discoverer...
Walker: Alaska will weather fiscal storm

...from a conference of citizens held in late November.On the oil price outlook, Walker said state petroleum economists...66 per barrel for Fiscal Year 2016.A correction in the oil markets is expected in Fiscal Year 2017, and prices are...
Empire Editorial: Whatever you do, don't panic

...residents. It didn't return to 1986 population levels until 1990.This time, we've planned ahead. We've always known the oil won't last forever. Now, we're getting a taste of what that's like. We may be in a storm, but we know the rain...
State faces $3.5B deficit amid lower oil prices

...long-term view is optimistic.""Greater investment by the oil and gas industry on the North Slope and solid for the current fiscal year.The expected drop in the oil and gas production tax is sharp, from $2.6 billion...
Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...hydroelectric dam had been shelved during Gov. Bill Sheffield's tenure in the 1980s - the victim of another downturn in the oil market. In 2008, surging revenues prompted Gov. Sarah Palin's administration to restart work on the project. Gov...
My Turn: Real leaders aren't scared to talk taxes was the volatile market price of oil. Right now, the $40 per-barrel fall in oil prices is unexpectedly hurting the oil industry's bottom line.It's not as if they've never been on this roller coaster before. Oil prices peaked at over...
Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies

...15 a barrel on Friday.Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service, expects the price to fall by...the important psychological barrier of $1 per liter.The oil companies propelling a production boom in Canada and the...
Walker administration reviewing royalty relief proposal

...rates to 5 percent, for a limited time, is in the state's best interests.Royalty oil is the landowner's share of the oil, in this case, the state's share. It's often set at 12.5 percent. That is the rate for most of the affected Nuna...
Gas prices are dropping with oil prices - sort of

...But a good portion of the price consumers pay is related to transportation costs and how much Taku Oil Sales paid for the oil - which is again linked to crude prices. In the case of Crowley, the company that owns Taku Oil Sales, transportation...
My Turn: Real oil spill solution long overdue

...yet to acquire the subsurface estate beneath these protections. This too must be remedied.The designated boundary of the oil spill region should be expanded east of the Copper River Delta to encompass the Bering River/Katalla area. This region...


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