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February Issue 2 2013

Committees start work on Parnell’s oil tax reform bill

JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell’s bill to adjust the state oil and gas production tax was due to move out of its first legislative committee Feb. 8, and meeting are set for further hearings in the House and Senate committee beginning the week of Feb. 11.

February Issue 2 2013

Gov’s North Slope LNG trucking plan takes shape

A plan to build a small liquefied natural gas, or LNG, plant at Prudhoe Bay and supply LNG by truck to Fairbanks is taking shape.

February Issue 2 2013

Alyeska looks at new ways to keep oil flowing in TAPS

Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. is looking at ways to keep oil flowing through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System as the amount of oil continues to drop.

February Issue 2 2013

FERC approves 44 Susitna-Watana Hydro dam studies

The Alaska Energy Authority has received federal approval to move forward with 44 studies related to the Susitna-Watana Hydro dam project.

February Issue 1 2013

Industry: Good points, problems with oil tax bill

Gov. Sean Parnell's plan to overhaul Alaska's oil tax structure is a positive step toward improving the state's business climate but there's room for improvement, one of the North Slope's major players says.

February Issue 1 2013

Oil up on US jobs report; gas jumps most in 2 yrs

Commuters and day-trippers may do a double-take at the gas station after the biggest one-day pop in pump prices in nearly two years.

February Issue 1 2013

Energy Secretary Chu to step down

Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who won a Nobel Prize in physics but came under questioning for his handling of a solar energy loan, is stepping down.

February Issue 1 2013

ConocoPhillips reports $2.3B in earnings in Alaska

A legislator critical of Gov. Sean Parnell's plan to overhaul Alaska's oil tax structure says 2012 profits by ConocoPhillips shows the system is working.

February Issue 1 2013

Kulluk being prepared for move; no information on damage yet

The U.S. Coast Guard and Shell are continuing work to prepare Shell's drill vessel Kulluk, which grounded in a storm Dec. 31, for being moved from a bay on Kodiak Island, Alaska, a statement from the joint Shell/Coast Guard Unified Command said Wednesday.

Southcentral utilities will decide on imports February Issue 1 2013

Southcentral utilities will decide on imports

Gas and electric utilities in Southcentral Alaska say they will decide in February on a plan to import liquefied natural gas or compressed natural gas to supplement declining production from Cook Inlet gas fields, the companies told state legislators in a Jan. 23 briefing.