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March Issue 5 2013

Alyeska studies water effects in Alaska pipeline

Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. will conduct research to determine whether lowering the water content of crude will improve the performance of the trans-Alaska pipeline.

March Issue 5 2013

Endeavour jack-up rig now at drill site in Cook Inlet

A jack-up rig that has been in harbor in Homer since last fall undergoing modifications was given final clearance by the U.S. Coast Guard on March 29 and departed the harbor for its first Cook Inlet exploration site, a spokesman for the rig owner said.

March Issue 5 2013

State officials push for more engineering on large gas pipeline

State officials are trying to prod North Slope producers and TransCanada to commit this summer to a more detailed design and engineering phase for a planned $45 billion to $65 billion Alaska gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas export project, Commissioner of Natural Resources Dan Sullivan told legislators in a briefing Wednesday.

March Issue 5 2013

Independent companies praise parts of oil tax bill, seek some changes

Independent oil companies exploring the North Slope have urged state legislators to retain a capital investment tax credit in the current law and to extend small producers’ tax credits.

March Issue 5 2013

GUEST COMMENTARY: Oil tax reform: Creating opportunity for Alaskans

Should oil tax policy be about more money for government spending or about more economic opportunity for Alaskans?

March Issue 5 2013

GUEST COMMENTARY: More deliberate approach needed on oil tax reform

Recently I’ve been quoted in the media urging the Senate to tap the brakes on Senate Bill 21, the Governor’s oil tax reduction bill.

March Issue 5 2013

With two weeks to go, Legislature gears up for final push

JUNEAU — The Legislature has a little more than two weeks to wrap up its 2013 session in Juneau.

March Issue 5 2013

Producers say Senate tax bill a big step, tweaks still needed

JUNEAU — Major North Slope producers say legislators are making big strides so far in making Alaska more competitive for new oil investment, but Senate Bill 21, which passed the Senate narrowly March 20, still needs some changes to make the state really attractive.

March Issue 5 2013

State commission starts planning Arctic future, influence

JUNEAU — The state legislature opened a new chapter in its efforts to prepare for its warmer future with the organizational meeting of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission in Juneau on March 23.

March Issue 5 2013

Arctic Research Commission urges more work on oil spill response

The U.S. Arctic Research Commission has called for independent analysis by federal agencies of oil spill response capabilities in the Alaskan Beaufort and Chukchi seas.