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July Issue 1 2012

Kenai Borough tax rolls see oil, gas assets jump in value

Increased oil and gas production, exploration and an influx of new infrastructure to Cook Inlet and the Kenai Peninsula is starting to register on local tax rolls.

July Issue 1 2012

BLM to have final plan for NPR-A by November, agency says

A final management plan and environmental impact statement for the 23 million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska is to be completed by November, a spokesperson for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said June 25.

July Issue 1 2012

ExxonMobil gears up as Point Thomson probe continues

ExxonMobil is gearing up to resume work this winter on the Point Thomson natural gas cycling and liquid condensate project, but state legislators are continuing to scrutinize the settlement the state reached with the company and its partners over a long-standing dispute.

Alaska’s engineering marvel marks 35-year milestone July Issue 1 2012

Alaska’s engineering marvel marks 35-year milestone

The engineering feat that is the trans-Alaska pipeline is celebrating a milestone.

June Issue 4 2012

Interior Secretary Salazar announces 'targeted leasing' in Arctic

A five-year offshore leasing plan will include targeted Arctic waters off Alaska's northern coast, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said June 26.

June Issue 4 2012

Arguments for, against coastal zone plan given

The public got a preview Monday of an upcoming series of hearings on a ballot initiative that would re-establish a coastal management program in Alaska.

June Issue 4 2012

Work continues on legacy well issue in Alaska

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has agreed to plug at least one additional abandoned well in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska provided it receives the money to do so.

Hilcorp has aggressive goals for Inlet production June Issue 4 2012

Hilcorp has aggressive goals for Inlet production

Hilcorp Energy has laid out its plans for Cook Inlet oil field redevelopment. In a presentation to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce June 18, company president Greg Lalicker said Hillcorp has set a goal to increase production from the Inlet’s aged fields to 25,000 barrels per day by 2014.

Debate begins over coastal management vote June Issue 4 2012

Debate begins over coastal management vote

JUNEAU — The battle over the Aug. 28 primary election ballot initiative to restore the Alaska Coastal Management Program began to take shape with the issue’s first “debate” of the campaign season at the weekly Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon on June 14.

June Issue 4 2012

Commentary: TAPS birthday wish — change policies to fill pipeline

The Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline System, commonly referred to as TAPS, turned 35 years old this week. We should all wish the pipeline a very happy birthday, and most importantly, many happy returns.