October-Issue-1 2013

 

Archive »Oil & Gas

GUEST COMMENTARY: Major investor leaving should concern Alaskans

Most Alaskans strive to grow and prosper and welcome those willing and able to invest their expertise and resources towards development of our state resources.
State makes deal to sell royalty oil to Tesoro

State makes deal to sell royalty oil to Tesoro

The state of Alaska has reached agreement with Tesoro Petroleum Corp. to sell 5,000 barrels per day to 15,000 barrels per day of state royalty crude oil from the North Slope for the company’s Alaska refinery near Kenai.

AIDEA still on fast track for Slope LNG plant, tanker trucks

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority is pushing ahead with its fast-track plan to develop a small liquefied natural gas plant on the North Slope and to truck the LNG 500 miles to Fairbanks on the Dalton Highway.

Buccaneer delayed on second Cook Inlet test well

A second Cook Inlet offshore exploration well to be drilled by Buccaneer Energy has been delayed by problems in siting its jack-up rig on the seabed, the company said.

Bristol Bay Native Corp. acquires Peak Oilfield Services

Bristol Bay Native Corp. will purchase Peak Oilfield Service Co., a veteran Alaska oilfield support company, from Nabors Industries Ltd., according to an Oct. 1 announcement.
Public, private utilities argue merits of Fairbanks gas plans

Public, private utilities argue merits of Fairbanks gas plans

The battle over natural gas territory in the Fairbanks North Star Borough continued Sept. 16 when Regulatory Commission of Alaska hearings commenced in Anchorage.

Archive »Alaska Politics

Federal civilian jobs bring in $1 billion per year to Alaska

The federal government has always played a leading role in Alaska’s economy, especially before statehood when it ran the territory.
Salary and characteristics of federal workers in Alaska

Salary and characteristics of federal workers in Alaska

Federal departments in Alaska aren’t required to report their employees’ occupational data, which limits the state’s ability to look at the jobs and demographics of federal workers.

Archive »National Politics

Congress at impasse, gov’t shuts down

Congress at impasse, gov’t shuts down

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown early Oct. 1 after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation’s health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused.
Glitches come with first day of online insurance exchange

Glitches come with first day of online insurance exchange

The new federal health insurance exchange for Alaska rolled out Oct. 1 with glitches, but those were expected.

AJOC EDITORIAL: Shutdown Theater latest act of a petty president

Thanks to the government shutdown, this White House finally found borders it is willing to spend time and money to enforce.
Small businesses temporarily sidestep health law

Small businesses temporarily sidestep health law

NEW YORK (AP) — Many small businesses have found a way to temporarily sidestep some of the headaches brought on by the new health care law.

Archive »Money Talks

Investors shouldn’t fear gov’t shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — The government shuts down. The economy unravels. Stocks plunge.

Archive »Finance

Federal civilian jobs bring in $1 billion per year to Alaska

The federal government has always played a leading role in Alaska’s economy, especially before statehood when it ran the territory.
Salary and characteristics of federal workers in Alaska

Salary and characteristics of federal workers in Alaska

Federal departments in Alaska aren’t required to report their employees’ occupational data, which limits the state’s ability to look at the jobs and demographics of federal workers.

Archive »Editorials

AJOC EDITORIAL: Shutdown Theater latest act of a petty president

Thanks to the government shutdown, this White House finally found borders it is willing to spend time and money to enforce.

FISH FACTOR: Parnell talks Chuitna, Pebble; salmon total nears 270M

Gov. Sean Parnell took to the statewide airwaves Sept. 26 to answer questions from Alaskans on the Alaska Public Radio Network’s Talk of Alaska.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Major investor leaving should concern Alaskans

Most Alaskans strive to grow and prosper and welcome those willing and able to invest their expertise and resources towards development of our state resources.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Governor must engage in climate change response

The report released Sept. 27 by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms what residents of Alaska have known for years — climate change is real, it’s effects are here now, and things will only get worse.

Archive »Popular Politics

MacArthur fellow focused on immigration, military issues

MacArthur fellow focused on immigration, military issues

Attorney Margaret Stock is the most recent Alaskan to be named a MacArthur Fellow.

Archive »Science

GUEST COMMENTARY: Major investor leaving should concern Alaskans

Most Alaskans strive to grow and prosper and welcome those willing and able to invest their expertise and resources towards development of our state resources.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Governor must engage in climate change response

The report released Sept. 27 by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms what residents of Alaska have known for years — climate change is real, it’s effects are here now, and things will only get worse.

Archive »Fishery Stories

Board of Fisheries set for annual work session

Board of Fisheries set for annual work session

A new scallop management plan and Yukon River fishery changes are among the issues Alaska’s Board of Fisheries will consider discussing outside of its regular cycle at an Oct. 9-10 work session in Girdwood.

FISH FACTOR: Parnell talks Chuitna, Pebble; salmon total nears 270M

Gov. Sean Parnell took to the statewide airwaves Sept. 26 to answer questions from Alaskans on the Alaska Public Radio Network’s Talk of Alaska.

Global seafood initiative aims to resolve ecolabel disputes

While an eco-political drama rages in seafood press headlines over what many industry stakeholders see as monopolistic ecolabeling practices of the Marine Stewardship Council, the international effort aimed at ending the dispute has begun its work with substantial Pacific Northwest participation.

Fisheries and Game boards hold joint session

Alaska’s Board of Fisheries will meet jointly with the state Board of Game to discuss board policy, advisory committees and other operational issues for the two bodies Oct. 12-16 in Anchorage.

Halibut charter operators air complaints over council, CSP

Alaska charter operators met Sept. 30 in Anchorage to talk about the future of their industry, but few solutions were posed at a roundtable discussion.

Archive »General News

MacArthur fellow focused on immigration, military issues

MacArthur fellow focused on immigration, military issues

Attorney Margaret Stock is the most recent Alaskan to be named a MacArthur Fellow.