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No decision yet to repair Inlet platform October Issue 2 2014

No decision yet to repair Inlet platform

Hilcorp Energy workers have boarded the Baker offshore platform in Cook Inlet and have established that electrical systems and tankage are undamaged from an Oct. 3 fire, a company spokeswoman said. No decision has been made by Hilcorp on repairing the damage and restoring gas production, Hilcorp spokeswoman Lori Nelson said.

October Issue 2 2014

Pebble appeals; second suit fast-tracked

Pebble Limited Partnership appealed the dismissal of its lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency Oct. 6 as a second suit seeking an injunction against the EPA is on a fast track for a ruling before the end of the year. The company sued the EPA in May as the agency began a process to ban development of the Pebble copper and gold deposits northwest of Iliamna.

October Issue 1 2014

AIDEA hears alternative for Interior gas supply

New Chukchi analysis still on track September Issue 4 2014

New Chukchi analysis still on track

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is moving step-by-step through a revised environmental analysis of Chukchi Sea offshore oil and gas development and expects to remain in schedule for a draft supplemental environmental impact statement, or SEIS, to be complete by late October.

Canada, UK show promise for unmanned aircraft systems September Issue 4 2014

Canada, UK show promise for unmanned aircraft systems

Commercial unmanned aircraft use in other countries is demonstrating how they could be used in Alaska once proper regulations are in place. Curt Smith, a technology director for BP, said the company, which commissioned the first commercial overland, unmanned aircraft flight in the country on the North Slope in June, implements technology not because it’s cool, but because it makes sense and improves efficiency.