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Walker skeptical of Exxon role on LNG October Issue 3 2014

Walker skeptical of Exxon role on LNG

Independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker says he supports the gas pipeline planning efforts now underway, although he is unhappy there is not more transparency about the deal and skeptical of ExxonMobil’s lead management role in the project. Walker, a longtime Republican who dropped his party affiliation and accepted former Democrat governor nominee Byron Mallott as his lieutenant governor running mate in his bid to unseat incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell, said he would reserve judgment on the final deal until he learns the details.

Forward-thinking on LNG paying off for Talkeetna Lodge October Issue 3 2014

Forward-thinking on LNG paying off for Talkeetna Lodge

Could the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge be a model for other businesses in other areas of the state without coveted natural gas infrastructure? The liquefied natural gas supplier to CIRI Alaska Tourism’s expansive luxury resort thinks so.

Land buys, surveys continue at proposed Nikiski LNG site October Issue 3 2014

Land buys, surveys continue at proposed Nikiski LNG site

NIKISKI — Several reporters and industry representatives from ExxonMobil and the Alaska LNG Project visited the Kenai Peninsula Oct. 9 during a showcase of the research projects currently underway to determine whether Nikiski is a viable site for the terminus of a massive energy project.

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.