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After oil started flowing from Alaska's North Slope in the late 1970s, so did the checks, which were eventually paid with earnings from an oil-wealth fund that's grown to about $65 billion through investments. Times were so good, the state in 1980 repealed its personal income tax, a decision that has been ...
BP netted $830 million from its North Slope operations in 2017 but the company's Alaska leaders contend the net income figure shrinks to $118 million when all of the work it does in the state is factored in against a backdrop of $543 million in taxes and royalties paid to the State of Alaska. Most of the $830 ...

Sean Parnell of playing election-year politics for his moves to advance the Alaska LNG Project as an equity consortium with the three major North Slope producers and TransCanada. Now as Walker pursues reelection his surrogates are asking critics of his plan to be quiet about the path he's pursuing and ...
Signs are seen guiding the way over ice roads to ConocoPhillips projects in the in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska on the North Slope. The company is nearing production from one project in the NPR-A and got good news from regulators on another project just a few miles away on March 22.
“Literally, if you line up the big fields up on the North Slope, this probably ranks third behind Prudhoe Bay and Kuparuk,” Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack said. Prudhoe Bay and Kuparuk, of course, are the giant oil fields responsible for making Alaska the oil state it is ...
A 3-year-old boy has died after a Sunday shooting in Alaska's northernmost city, according to police in Utqiagvik. A report of the shooting, at a residence in the community formerly known as Barrow, came in just before 5 p.m. Sunday according to a statement from the North Slope Borough Police Department. “The juvenile ...

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A 3-year-old child from the North Slope community of Utqiaġvik has died from a gunshot wound, suffered at a home Sunday evening. According to David Fauske, Director of Government and External Affairs for the North Slope Borough, police responded to a local residence at ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 3-year old died following a shooting in a home in the North Slope community of Utqiagvik (oot-GAR'-vik). North Slope Borough spokesman David Fauske says borough police shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday responded to the home. Anchorage television station KTUU reports ...
The Toolik Field Station on Alaska's North Slope, as seen from an approaching Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter. Photo by Thomas Nash/High ... Rose Cory in front of the thermokarst of Wolverine Lake, near the Toolik Lake Research Natural Area on the North Slope of Alaska. Cory, an aquatic geochemist ...
A 3-year-old boy was shot at an Utqiagvik residence Sunday and died of his injuries on a medevac flight to Anchorage, North Slope Borough police say ... The child, who was not identified, was first transported to Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital by the North Slope Borough Fire Department, police said ...
After oil started flowing from Alaska's North Slope in the late 1970s, so did the checks, which eventually were paid with earnings from an oil-wealth fund that's grown to about $65 billion through investments. Times were so good, the state in 1980 repealed its personal income tax, a decision that has been ...
After oil started flowing from Alaska's North Slope in the late 1970s, so did the checks, which eventually were paid with earnings from an oil-wealth fund that's grown to about $65 billion through investments. Times were so good, the state in 1980 repealed its personal income tax, a decision that has been ...
But those yearly checks have gotten smaller, and could undergo a massive change, as Alaska struggles to pay state troopers and fix roads amid years of low oil prices. After oil started flowing from Alaska's North Slope in the late 1970s, so did the checks, which eventually were paid with earnings from an ...
Northern Alaska remains one location that is consistently above average. The CPC says the next three months have a 55 percent of being above normal across the North Slope. The Interior, West Coast, Alaska Peninsula and Aleutians have a 37 to 45 percent chance of being warmer than normal. There's ...
Despite congressional approval, oil and gas drilling in Alaska's ANWR is still years away ... signed an order last May calling for an update of assessments of the recoverable oil and natural gas resources in Alaska's North Slope, including the 1.5-million-acre area of ANWR where drilling will be allowed.
Bill Walker, center left, smiles after the signing of the joint development agreement for an Alaska gas line in Beijing on Nov. 9. (Photo provided by ... Bill Walker's state-owned North Slope gas line would be the most audacious venture into private industry an American state has ever made. It also has the ...
The North Slope Borough, in an effort to lower the cost of living in the region, plans to build 300 miles of snow roads in the coming days so residents in two ... The borough hopes to expand the frosty road network in future winters, linking additional villages such as Wainwright to the Alaska road system.

Interior Department Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt addresses the North Slope Borough Assembly in Utqiagvik March 6, 2018. (Photo by Ravenna Koenig/Alaska's Energy Desk). A high-profile guest was in attendance at the North Slope Borough Assembly meeting in Utqiaġvik Tuesday. The Interior ...
The warmest winter on record in Arctic Alaska has hit local oil production, said officials from the U.S. state, as temperatures hampered industrial machinery designed to optimize output when conditions are most frigid. Production of the North Slope grade of crude oil has averaged about 518,000 barrels per ...
In a single day this month, the North Slope Borough lost an assistant attorney and its police chief when they were fired by the administration. ... As the Arctic Sounder previously reported, Alaska Police Standards Council Executive Director Bob Griffiths said he was informed of the decision and given the ...
Part of the issue is warm temperatures: Brettshneider said parts of Western Alaska and the North Slope, including St. Paul, Kotzebue and Utqiagvik, are having their warmest winter on record. “You have warm air running over record warm water,” Brettschneider said. “It's really hard to get sea ice to form in ...
Sullivan framed his speech around the idea that Alaska today resembles the Alaska of 1969, after the enormous North Slope oil lease sale, but before construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. “I believe so much like today and like then, seems right around the corner,” he said. “There is optimism, there is ...
During that time, she's excavated many different sites across the North Slope. And increasingly, that work has become a race against the clock. “I mean it's like burning down a library basically,” Jensen said. “If you see a library burning, you should at least try and get the rare books out.” In the Alaskan Arctic, ...
Part of the issue is warm temperatures: Brettshneider said parts of Western Alaska and the North Slope, including St. Paul, Kotzebue and Utqiagvik, are having their warmest winter on record. “You have warm air running over record warm water,” he said. “It's really hard to get sea ice to form in that situation.”.
Previously dependent for over 40 years on tankers carrying Alaskan crude from the North Slope via Valdez, Bakken crude now fills a supply gap for Seattle's market. So, on the round trip between Williston to Anacortes, these trains run hundreds of miles not only alongside the Flathead, but also the Missouri, ...
Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve was an obvious place to start; the 23 million-acre chunk of land on the state's North Slope is owned by the federal government and is believed to contain large oil and gas deposits. During the Obama administration, ecologically sensitive portions of the reserve were ...
The Walker administration wants the Legislature to approve a $10 million budget request that would allow Alaska to partner with other entities on a seismic ... A seismic shoot is expected to cost more than $10 million, so the state will seek partners that could include oil companies, the North Slope Borough, ...
Like a giant dragonfly, the chopper skims over undulating swaths of tussocky tundra, then touches down at Wolverine Lake, one of a swarm of kettle lakes near the Toolik Field Station on Alaska's North Slope. Even before the blades stop spinning, Rose Cory, an aquatic geochemist from the University of ...
(Alaska's Energy Desk/ Ravenna Koenig). “He does not remember meeting me,” Nancy Grant says of her first encounter with her now-husband, Andrew Grant. “I do, too!” he insists. They can both agree, however, that they met while working for the North Slope Borough School District back in 2002. Today ...
5 to drill two exploration wells in a remote portion of the southern North Slope near the upper Kuparuk River. Working under its operating subsidiary Accumulate Energy Alaska Inc., the company plans to drill and test the Bravo-1 and Charlie-1 oil exploration wells by April 30, according to its exploration plan ...
Oil Search has completed the previously announced $400m acquisition of interests in Alaska North Slope assets in the US from Armstrong Energy and GMT Exploration Company. The closure of the transaction comes after the receipt of approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US.
On Alaska's North Slope, in the oil fields around Deadhorse, it's hard to imagine stricter rules. Any wayward drop of oil from a truck's engine is caught by a yellow plastic basin placed underneath. For traction on ice, ground-up walnut shells are used in place of sand or salt. Every shop, housing complex, ...
UTQIAGVIK—The Trump administration's vision for American “energy dominance” has big implications for Alaska, and this winter some of them became more concrete. In December, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was opened to oil drilling. And in January the Interior Department released a new draft ...
In another deal, ConocoPhillips acquired stake in Western North Slope of Alaska from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation APC . About the Divestment ... Notably, ConocoPhillips is investing in new projects in the North Slope region like GMT-1 and GMT-2, which have bright future. While GMT-1 is in its final ...
The North Slope Borough's main building in Utqiaġvik. (Photo by Ravenna Koenig/ Alaska's Energy Desk). The Trump administration's vision for American “energy dominance” has big implications for Alaska, and this winter, some of them became more concrete. In December, the Arctic National Wildlife ...
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is reporting a spill at the Valdez Marine Terminal. According to a report from the DEC, the spill happened at the Berth 5, Valdez Marine Terminal; it appears to be less than 200 gallons of crude from the Alaska North Slope. "There was some spray to ...
ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has reported a spill at the Valdez Marine Terminal. KTVA-TV reports that the department says the spill appears to be less than 200 gallons of crude oil from the Alaska North Slope. The spill was discovered Saturday morning by a ...
Why ConocoPhillips buying Anadarko Petroleum's stake in its Western North Slope Alaskan asset is a big deal. Conventional Alaskan oil production is very economical. After years of declining Alaskan production, ConocoPhillips posts two consecutive years of growth with room to run. Alaska represented ...
ConocoPhillips (COP - Free Report) recently struck two deals in Alaska. The company divested its Kenai liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility to Andeavor (ANDV - Free Report) . In another deal, ConocoPhillips acquired stake in Western North Slope of Alaska from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC ...
The company's Alaska president, Joe Marushack, told a major business conference in Anchorage last week that he sees a possibility for up to ... ConocoPhillips' three new projects are in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, a large 23-million-acre federal reserve on the western North Slope west of the ...
Petroleum News. ConocoPhillips said Feb. 1 in its quarterly earnings release that it has signed a definitive agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to acquire Anadarko's 22 percent nonoperated interest in the Western North Slope of Alaska, as well as its interest in the Alpine pipeline, for $400 million in cash, b.
9, 2016, file photo, ice forms on pipelines built near the Colville-Delta 5 field, or as it is more commonly known, CD5, drilling site on Alaska's North Slope. Five environmental groups sued the federal government Friday, claiming the Interior Department conducted a petroleum lease sale in northern Alaska ...
Former Vice Chair Mark Springer of Bethel, who has the seat designated for rural Alaska, was voted unanimously as the new chairman, while Brandon Emmett, who holds one of two industry seats, was named vice chair. North Slope Borough Police Chief Travis Welch, who replaced Mlynarik, participated in ...
Oil and gas development on the North Slope represents “the largest industrial complex” in the state. In October, Gov. Bill Walker signed an administrative order to jump start a strategic climate change plan for Alaska. So, even though the agency has released carbon emissions reports before, this latest one ...
According to the state Revenue Department, Alaska North Slope crude sold for $70.57 per barrel when markets closed Jan. 29. That 54 cents per barrel extrapolates out to an additional $91 million per year to the state per year at current prices and production rates. Alper said the state can be expected to ...
Gov. Bill Walker says he's optimistic Alaska's economy will begin to rebound in 2018. He says there's a good chance that lawmakers will pass measures this year that'll set the state's budget on the path to solvency. And he's downright excited about three promising economic developments that suggest ...
It paid off. In 2015, average North Slope production was about 501,000 barrels daily. In 2016, that climbed to 514,000, then 526,000 in 2017, and it is estimated production will reach an average of 533, 000 barrels daily this year. In coming years, new fields coming online are expected to stabilize production ...
Especially given the proximity of the Nenana basin to the road and rail corridor between Southcentral Alaska and Fairbanks, Doyon Ltd. sees the potential for a ... Moreover, it appears unlikely that Doyon would be able to sell gas at a viable price through a future gas export line from the North Slope, if that ...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state laboratory is auditing two marijuana testing facilities in Alaska amid concerns with discrepancies in potency-testing results between the sites. ... Mlynarik, who held the board's public safety seat, has been replaced by North Slope Borough Police Chief Travis Welch.
After passing over the three candidates suggested by the Alaska Democratic Party, Walker interviewed two more this week — Lincoln and Abel ... miles across northern Alaska, will continue to be represented by someone from Kotzebue in the Northwest Arctic region, rather than from the oil-rich North Slope.


 

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