Archive of: Oil & Gas Articles



March Issue 4 2014

After opposition, many landowners await Keystone pipeline

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — If the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ever gains approval, Ronald Weber will watch from his farmhouse as workers lay the line beneath a half-mile of his cropland in northeast Nebraska.

March Issue 3 2014

Former Gov. Murkowski criticizes TransCanada’s LNG role

A former Alaska governor is questioning the wisdom of the state teaming up with pipeline company TransCanada Corp. in a deal with North Slope producers on a large natural gas project.

March Issue 3 2014

TAPS owners take series of setbacks in court

Things have not gone well for Trans-Alaska Pipeline System owners in the courts and key federal regulatory arenas in recent weeks, but the battles aren’t over.

March Issue 3 2014

GUEST COMMENTARY: Changes to HB 77 meant to allay stakeholder concerns

A little over three years ago, the Department of Natural Resources recognized that the status quo for permitting wasn’t working.

Balash plays point in pursuit of LNG project March Issue 2 2014

Balash plays point in pursuit of LNG project

Joe Balash says he’s often teased about being a 38-year-old point man for the state on a prospective multibillion-dollar deal for Alaska to partner with industry on one of the world’s largest gas projects.

March Issue 2 2014

Pebble veto would be unprecedented use of 404c power

The Environmental Protection Agency set a potentially unprecedented process in motion when it began work on Feb. 28 to preemptively block Pebble mine as an effort to protect Bristol Bay fisheries.

March Issue 2 2014

Villagers seeking order to shut down CD-5 construction

Six Inupiat villagers from Nuiqsut are in federal court seeking an injunction to shut down construction of ConocoPhillips’ CD-5 oil project on the North Slope.

State DEC wants Flint Hills to stop spill, file cleanup plan March Issue 2 2014

State DEC wants Flint Hills to stop spill, file cleanup plan

A chemical spill at the Flint Hills refinery near Fairbanks has become a major headache for the company owned by Koch Industries.

March Issue 2 2014

EDITORIAL: EPA goes too far on Pebble mine

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Feb. 28 did what supporters of the proposed Pebble mine feared she would do: initiate a review process that could preemptively prevent the mine project from proceeding.

Senators air concerns, potential as gas bill moves March Issue 2 2014

Senators air concerns, potential as gas bill moves

With the 2013 legislative session about half over, the Senate Finance Committee continues to plow through Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposal for the state to partner in a large North Slope gas project.