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  • Wind farm challenge - 02/18/2018 (Full story) On Feb. 6 the Regulatory Commission of Alaska issued an order declaring that a proposed wind farm development at Delta Junction is uneconomic and requiring Fairbanks-based Golden Valley Electric Association to withdraw its proposed tariff for the farm. In a different development, Cook Inlet Region I....

  • Shuffling the deck - 02/18/2018 (Full story) The Canadian government has delivered on its 2016 election campaign promise to streamline the regulatory assessments of major natural resource projects. The objective is to speed up the processing of hundreds of proposals worth more than C$500 billion that are planned for the next decade, said Envir....

  • Answering the questions - 02/18/2018 (Full story) During a presentation to the House Resources Committee on Feb. 7 Tom Barrett, president of Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., commented on some concerns that have been raised regarding the transition of marine services at the Valdez Marine Terminal from Crowley Marine Corp. to Edison Chouest Offshore. Th....

  • Great cast this week: Mark Myers, Scott Ogan, Cindy & Malcolm Roberts, Ella Ede, Judy Patrick & Tom Barrett - 02/18/2018 (Login to read Full story) Former Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Myers and former Alaska legislator Scott Ogan have joined forces with a new company and technology that uses nanophysics to solve or minimize costly production issues the oil industry has been grappling with for decades related to asphaltene,....

  • BC, Alberta go to war - 02/18/2018 (Login to read Full story) British Columbia and Alberta are embarking on the most serious inter-provincial trade war in Canadian history as B.C. threatens to impose a cap on any new shipments of diluted bitumen by pipeline or rail from the oil sands to tanker terminals on the Pacific Coast. The showdown between the two left-w....

  • BLM unwinding Obama era venting rule - 02/18/2018 (Login to read Full story) The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a new rule to change the regulations for venting and flaring of methane from oil and gas operations. The existing regulations were issued in 2016 as part of President Obama's efforts to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent o....

  • Removing hydrogen sulfide from Alpine gas - 02/18/2018 (Login to read Full story) Nuiqsut uses natural gas from the Alpine field and the North Slope Borough is proposing to install additional natural gas processing at Alpine to remove hydrogen sulfide, H2S, from the gas going into the Nuiqsut Natural Gas Pipeline. The borough has applied to the state for a right-of-way lease amen....

  • US 9th Circuit tosses ringed seal appeal - 02/18/2018 (Login to read Full story) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has rejected three related appeals against the National Marine Fisheries Service's 2012 listing of the Arctic ringed seal as threatened under the terms of the Endangered Species Act. In taking this action the court has overturned a 2016 order by the fede....

  • AIDEA bond extension moves in Senate - 02/18/2018 (Login to read Full story) Senate Bill 125, extending the time the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority has to issue bonds for the Interior Energy Project by 5 years, has been heard in two Senate committees. The bill, introduced in the committees by sponsor Senate President Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, would extend....


  • State proposes ROW lease for Tyonek line - 02/18/2018 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska State Pipeline Coordinator's Section has issued a notice proposing to approve the establishment of a right of way for a new Cook Inlet subsea natural gas pipeline that Harvest Alaska, a subsidiary of Hilcorp Alaska, plans to construct. The pipeline will run from the Tyonek platform, offsh....

  • AGDC opens Nikiski satellite office - 02/18/2018 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. said Feb. 8 that it would open a satellite office in Nikiski on Feb. 12 staffed by longtime Kenai Peninsula resident Debra Holle Brown. Nikiski is the site of the planned LNG liquefaction plant and export terminal. The office is in the Nikiski Recreation Center....

  • Questions raised over oil spill bill - 02/18/2018 (Login to read Full story) A proposed state statute requiring trucking operations for the carriage of crude oil in Alaska to maintain approved oil spill contingency plans is unnecessary, because the U.S. Department of Transportation already requires spill contingency plans for trucks carrying various forms of oil, including c....

  • More seismic datasets available from state - 02/18/2018 (Login to read Full story) More sets of seismic data have become publicly available through the Geologic Material Center website under the terms of state tax credits, Alaska's Division of Geological and Geophysical Services has announced. The data come in four sets corresponding to different surveys: the North Shore 3-D surve....

  • Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission report: January 2018 - 02/18/2018 (Login to read Full story) *On Jan. 9, the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission granted (Conservation Order No. 341F.007) a request from BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. to modify four rules from Conservation Order No. 341F at the Prudhoe Bay unit. The rules cover bottom-hole pressure surveys, gas-oil contact monitoring, pr....

  • 88 Energy seismic program underway - 02/18/2018 (Login to read Full story) Australian-based 88 Energy Ltd. said Feb. 14 that its Icewine 3-D seismic program on the North Slope got underway Feb. 7. The land-based seismic survey is on state land some 12 miles west of the Dalton Highway and covers some 200 square miles. The company said the focus of the program is principall....

  • Cleanup of structure spray at Berth 5 - 02/18/2018 (Login to read Full story) Cleanup of oiled structures at Berth 5 at the Valdez Marine Terminal continues, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation's Division of Spill Prevention and Response said Feb. 8 in a final situation report on the Feb. 3 spill. Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. operations personnel discovered t....

  • Lynden introduces new online tools for customers - 02/18/2018 (Login to read Full story) Lynden said Feb. 1 that it is starting off the New Year by offering customers improved online shipping tools. Beginning in February Lynden will introduce shipment updates, a new feature that makes it easier for customers to keep track of shipments throughout the shipping process — from receipt by Ly....

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