Economist: ConocoPhillips layoffs have broad reach

...employees that will lose their earnings, many contractors who work with ConocoPhillips for its repair and construction work in the oil fields may also be cut."As we have always said, these are the highest-paying jobs in our economy," Fried said...
My Turn: Untapped potential in the Arctic (87 percent).That's not surprising for a state with such a long history of providing the energy America needs. The oil and natural gas industry supports more than 110,000 Alaska jobs and contributes over $19 billion per year to the state's...
Paper: Cooperate rather than lead on LNG

...prices will stay at current levels, which are below $60 per barrel?" she asked.In the paper, Thorning wrote, "While the oil reserves are still ample, they are finite. Extracting the remaining North Slope oil is likely to be more difficult and...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: An important presidential visit

...also is a massive state, a land about a fifth the size of the whole continental United States, with huge investments in the oil industry and other economic development, mostly a result of extracting natural resources.Alaska depends on this development...
Feds allow Shell to drill for oil in Arctic

...Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced that it approved the permit to drill below the ocean floor after the oil giant brought in a required piece of equipment to stop a possible well blowout.The agency previously allowed Shell to...
Murkowski: Take roadless rule to Supreme Court

...roadless areas, including the sites of two proposed mines on Prince of Wales.The ArcticDiscussed in the Lower 48 as the "oil export bill," Murkowski's new energy bill allows for revenue sharing from oil development - with possibilities for...
State | Local
Clinton distances from Obama on climate change

...the last time they tried to do that should be a red flag for anybody," Clinton said, referring to a setback that beset the oil giant when it tried to drill there in 2012, including a rig that ran aground.In the early months of her campaign, Clinton...
Drilling OK comes just before Obama's visit

...The burning of fossil fuels causes more greenhouse gases to build up in the atmosphere. Some groups would prefer leaving the oil in the ground and not tempting the harsh environmental conditions that could hinder the response to any potential spill...
My Turn: Open discussion needed on oil taxation

...hard-working Alaskans and those who struggle to pay for heat that they should pay, but that the oil industry should be left with a sweetheart deal on the oil that Alaskans own in common.I was fortunate to become friends with, and to be able to listen...
Alaska Editorial: Sen. Murkowski's bipartisan effort would help Alaska, nation

...from the bill that are important to themselves and their states. For instance, Sen. Murkowski chose to focus on ending the oil export ban in separate legislation and didn't include Alaska priorities such as offshore oil revenue sharing or drilling...


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