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Tate, fellow veterans, make transition from war to work August Issue 5 2014

Tate, fellow veterans, make transition from war to work

Not long ago, Joe Tate was in Afghanistan and Iraq wielding a 50-caliber machine gun. Now he’s welding steel at ExxonMobil’s big Point Thomson project on the North Slope.

Cook Inlet oil production increases 25% in last year August Issue 5 2014

Cook Inlet oil production increases 25% in last year

Cook Inlet oil producers have boosted output 25 percent in the last year, data from the state Department of Natural Resources indicates. Production averaged of 16,288 barrels per day, or b/d, compared in the first half of 2014 compared with 13,087 b/d in the same period of 2013.

Focus turns to revenue as oil prices fluctuate August Issue 5 2014

Focus turns to revenue as oil prices fluctuate

Repeal fails, tax reform upheld August Issue 4 2014

Repeal fails, tax reform upheld

A referendum to roll back an oil production tax change made in 2013 was defeated by voters in the state’s primary election held Aug. 19. Ballot Measure 1, which would have reinstated the state’s previous tax known as ACES that was repealed in 2013, was voted down 52 percent to 48 percent, or a margin of about 6,800 votes, the Division of Elections reported in late results with 98.6 percent of the votes counted.

Court says CIRI can push for Kenai gas royalty payments August Issue 4 2014

Court says CIRI can push for Kenai gas royalty payments

A federal South Texas Bankruptcy Court has ruled that Cook Inlet Region Inc. can continue its quest through the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for natural gas royalties from the state and Buccaneer Energy.

August Issue 3 2014

Repeal will hit gasline, treasury

State administration officials are mulling a series of complex effects that a repeal of Senate Bill 21, should it occur on Aug. 19, would have on near-term state finances and the planning for the large natural gas pipeline project that is now underway.

Enstar workers strike after rejecting contract August Issue 3 2014

Enstar workers strike after rejecting contract

Enstar Natural Gas Co.’s Alaska operations employees went on strike at 6 a.m. Aug. 11.