June-Issue-1 2013

 

Archive »Construction Articles

MOA seeks manager for stalled port project

The Municipality of Anchorage is in the market for a project management team to oversee the stalled Port of Anchorage expansion project.

Archive »Oil & Gas

Forecast, taxes drove Kulluk decisions

Forecast, taxes drove Kulluk decisions

Tax considerations played a role in Shell’s decision to move its drillship Kulluk from Dutch Harbor to Seattle in late December 2012, but were not the major reason, a company manager told a U.S. Coast Guard inquiry panel on May 25.

AJOC EDITORIAL: ACES works...for North Dakota

Here’s a headline from Bloomberg you won’t see the Juneau spendaholics touting as they run their dishonest campaign against the recently signed oil tax reform bill: “Alaska North Slope Premium Drops to Lowest Level in 16 Months.”
ExxonMobil finishes season at Point Thomson

ExxonMobil finishes season at Point Thomson

ExxonMobil has closed down its ice road to its Point Thomson gas cycling project, signaling the official end of the winter construction season.

Endeavour rig passes safety tests, now will drill to gas zone

A test of the blow-out preventer and choke manifold on the Endeavour jack-up rig in Cook Inlet has been successfully completed, Buccaneer Energy, operator of the Cosmo No. 1 exploration well, reported May 29.
Panel questions fuel, crew training and engine operations

Panel questions fuel, crew training and engine operations

On May 24, The U.S. Coast Guard inquiry into the grounding of the Shell drillship Kulluk included questions on the overall management of the drillship and events that led up to the accident last Dec. 31.
Rig manager, tug captain recount losing control of Kulluk

Rig manager, tug captain recount losing control of Kulluk

On May 22, the Kulluk hearing included testimony from the rig’s manager and a tug captain involved in trying to turn the situation around before the rig grounded.

Archive »Telecom

Quintillion project seeks to build Arctic telecom network

Amid the increased activity in the Arctic is a project that could improve telecommunications in rural Alaska.

Archive »Technology

Local businesswomen become Google Alaska ambassadors

Local businesswomen become Google Alaska ambassadors

Search for Lolihanna Training Co., and the first result is the company’s webpage, complete with phone number.

Archive »Alaska Politics

AJOC EDITORIAL: ACES works...for North Dakota

Here’s a headline from Bloomberg you won’t see the Juneau spendaholics touting as they run their dishonest campaign against the recently signed oil tax reform bill: “Alaska North Slope Premium Drops to Lowest Level in 16 Months.”

Archive »Money Talks

6 tips on managing your 401(k) plan

The run-up in stock prices this year could tempt even the most hands-off investor to wade into their 401(k) and make some changes.

Archive »Finance

Buybacks are a big factor behind stock market boom

Buybacks are a big factor behind stock market boom

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the narcissist rally.

Archive »Editorials

AJOC EDITORIAL: ACES works...for North Dakota

Here’s a headline from Bloomberg you won’t see the Juneau spendaholics touting as they run their dishonest campaign against the recently signed oil tax reform bill: “Alaska North Slope Premium Drops to Lowest Level in 16 Months.”

FISH FACTOR: Fishermen receive some of value-added price increase

It takes quite a crew to get an Alaska salmon from “boat to throat,” and everyone along the line gets a cut of the catch.

Archive »Fishery Stories

Final action set for trawl fleet king salmon bycatch limit

Final action set for trawl fleet king salmon bycatch limit

As fisheries managers throughout Alaska prepare for low king salmon returns, federal regulators are considering new limits on king bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska.

FISH FACTOR: Fishermen receive some of value-added price increase

It takes quite a crew to get an Alaska salmon from “boat to throat,” and everyone along the line gets a cut of the catch.

Archive »General News

Buybacks are a big factor behind stock market boom

Buybacks are a big factor behind stock market boom

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the narcissist rally.
Local businesswomen become Google Alaska ambassadors

Local businesswomen become Google Alaska ambassadors

Search for Lolihanna Training Co., and the first result is the company’s webpage, complete with phone number.