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  • 190 conditions - 10/02/2016 (Full story) British Columbia's Pacific NorthWest LNG project has emerged intact from the regulatory phase, including two exhaustive environmental reviews, with Canadian government approval that imposes 190 conditions, the toughest of which are designed to reduce environmental conditions. In making the announce....

  • MOU presents issues - 10/02/2016 (Full story) A joint-venture marketing arrangement for North Slope liquefied natural gas announced Sept. 21 between ConocoPhillips and the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., the state gas corporation, is a step toward a similar arrangement that had been discussed earlier but rejected among the four partners now i....

  • LNG project nears FEED - 10/02/2016 (Full story) Resources Energy Inc., a Japanese company pursuing the possibility of exporting liquefied natural gas from Alaska's Cook Inlet to Japan, is anticipating making a decision around the turn of the year on whether to proceed to the front-end engineering and design phase of the LNG project, company offic....

  • The conundrum of disused wells; AOGCC eyes in-field boreholes - 10/02/2016 (Login to read Full story) While continuing to pursue a multi-year campaign over the remediation of disused oil wells in federal land in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is starting to turn its attention to ensuring that disused wells within Alaska's oil fields are plugged....

  • Steelhead LNG advances plans - 10/02/2016 (Login to read Full story) One of the latest entries into the crowded field of starters to develop LNG in British Columbia is starting to show greater staying power than most. In its latest advance, Steelhead LNG has signed an agreement with Western Canadian natural gas producer Seven Generations Energy, 7G, to become a lead....

  • A focus on the gas price - 10/02/2016 (Login to read Full story) The Interior Energy Project team continues to work on all elements of the supply chain for an expanded natural gas supply for Fairbanks and the surrounding Interior, Gene Therriault, IEP team leader, told the board of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority on Sept. 22. The team has....

  • Giessel: AKLNG questions stacking up - 10/02/2016 (Login to read Full story) Senate Resources Chair Cathy Giessel was nearly as busy during the interim as she was during regular session holding joint hearings that spanned up to eight hours in one case and two days in another. She and other members learned that the state's pursuit to monetize North Slope gas has essentially s....

  • Room for expansion at Cosmopolitan field - 10/02/2016 (Login to read Full story) Since the initial production facilities are now in operation, with a capacity of up to 10,000 barrels per day of oil, any future expansion of the facilities at the Cosmopolitan oil field will depend on the results of development drilling, Benjamin Johnson, president of BlueCrest Energy, told the Ala....

  • Crunch time for Trudeau - 10/02/2016 (Login to read Full story) The Canadian government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is within weeks of making what shapes up as its toughest domestic decision yet, one that is certain to deepen a national rift, accompanied by the prospect of extreme civil disobedience. And the pressure on the prime minister is intensifying fr....


  • Point Thomson Pipeline settlement reached - 10/02/2016 (Login to read Full story) PTE Pipeline LLC, the state of Alaska and ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. reached a settlement agreement Sept. 16 on initial tariff rates for intrastate and interstate transportation of condensate on the line from Point Thomson to Badami. PTE Pipeline LLC, owned 68 percent by ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. and....

  • Hilcorp seeking E pad expansion at Milne - 10/02/2016 (Login to read Full story) Hilcorp Alaska LLC wants to expand a drilling pad at the Milne Point unit to support an eight-well development program at the onshore North Slope oil and natural gas field. The local subsidiary of the Texas-based independent is asking to add approximately 1.59 acres to the Milne Point E pad to accom....

  • US drilling rig count up 5 to 511 - 10/02/2016 (Login to read Full story) The number of rigs drilling for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by five the week ending Sept. 23 to 511. A year ago, 838 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have sharply curtailed oil and gas exploration. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said 418 rigs targeted oi....

  • Satellite radar confirms man-made quakes - 10/02/2016 (Login to read Full story) Scientists used radar from satellites to show that five Texas earthquakes, one reaching magnitude 4.8, were caused by injections of wastewater in drilling for oil and gas. In 2012 and 2013, earthquakes — five of them considered significant — shook East Texas near Timpson. A team of scientists for t....

  • RCA OKs Enstar storage recovery change - 10/02/2016 (Login to read Full story) The Regulatory Commission of Alaska has approved a change to the way in which Enstar Natural Gas Co., the main Southcentral Alaska gas utility, recovers the cost of storing gas in the Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska facility on the Kenai Peninsula. Enstar stores excess gas in the facility duri....

  • AOGCC sets regulation changes workshop - 10/02/2016 (Login to read Full story) Alaska's oil and gas industry is objecting to some of the regulatory changes proposed by the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The commission took public comments Sept. 27 on the proposed changes, with ConocoPhillips Alaska and the Alaska Oil and Gas Association expressing concerns with so....

  • Fisheries Service to assess Cook Inlet IHAs - 10/02/2016 (Login to read Full story) The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced its intent to conduct an environmental assessment of the impacts of issuing incidental harassment authorizations for Cook Inlet for 2017. The agency has also said that it needs to receive applications for IHAs for 2017 by Oct. 15. An IHA, while no....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Foss partners with Seattle Maritime Academy - 10/02/2016 (Full story) Foss Maritime has entered into a four-year agreement with the Seattle Maritime Academy to support the academy's new training facility, which includes a state-of-the-art engine room simulator, a full mission bridge simulator and a computer simulation training laboratory. Foss' experienced mariners w....

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