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March Issue 5 2014

EDITORIAL: Resolution of damages necessary 25 years after Valdez

March 24 marked the 25th anniversary of the soiling of Alaska shores and waters by the oil of the Exxon Valdez.

March Issue 5 2014

Ripple effect of Flint Hills closure will shake up PetroStar costs

The ripple effect of the scheduled closure of the Flint Hills refinery in North Pole is catching a second, smaller refinery in the backwash.

Refinery shutdown may impact asphalt supply, costs March Issue 5 2014

Refinery shutdown may impact asphalt supply, costs

The full fallout from closing Flint Hills Resources North Pole oil refinery upcoming on June 1 might not be known until the peak paving season hits in late July.

March Issue 5 2014

House focus shifts to TransCanada role in LNG project

The House Resources Committee is continuing its review of a bill authorizing the state to participate financially in a large natural gas project.

Flashback: Exxon Valdez runs aground March Issue 5 2014

Flashback: Exxon Valdez runs aground

Editor’s note: Early on March 24, 1989, Dean Fosdick, the Alaska bureau chief of The Associated Press, was awakened around 5:30 a.m. by a phone call. The caller had a tip that a tanker had run aground outside Valdez.

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger March Issue 5 2014

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation’s largest oil spill.

March Issue 4 2014

Senate sends gasline bill to House

JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate passed Gov. Sean Parnell’s bill authorizing the state to invest in a large gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas project on March 18.

Buccaneer suspends CEO; Inlet strategy may be under review March Issue 4 2014

Buccaneer suspends CEO; Inlet strategy may be under review

Buccaneer Energy, an Australia-based independent company exploring for oil and gas in Cook Inlet, has suspended its CEO Curtis Burton and asked that trading of its shares on the Australian stock exchange be suspended while a restructuring of the company’s finances is accomplished.

March Issue 4 2014

EDITORIAL: Lawsuit over denied ANWR plan is the right move

Gov. Sean Parnell has taken the next step in the long-running, slow-moving effort to tap the energy resources of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain, an area that Congress decades ago recognized as having high oil and gas potential.

March Issue 4 2014

State sues to challenge denial of ANWR plan

Gov. Sean Parnell is still keeping the torch burning for exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR.