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  • AOGCC ups bonding - 08/19/2018 (Full story) The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has been reviewing its bonding requirements for drilling in the state — currently a minimum of $100,000 for one well and a minimum of $200,000 for multiple wells — and has settled on a multitiered proposal beginning at $500,000 and rising to as much as....

  • Double blow for line - 08/19/2018 (Full story) Like almost every large-scale energy project, the costs of expanding Canada's Trans Mountain oil pipeline are climbing and the deadline for a startup date is extending. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the current owner, Kinder Morgan Canada, updated the construction bu....

  • Board wants proposal - 08/19/2018 (Full story) During the Aug. 7 meeting of the board of the Interior Gas Utility, several board members expressed concern that they need to see a detailed proposal for a concept being pushed by industrial manufacturing company Siemens and Knikatnu, the Native village corporation for Knik and Wasilla, to build a n....

  • Eni, Caelus, Oxy, Exxon, Oil Search Alaska news, rumors; BP's Dawn Patience retires - 08/19/2018 (Login to read Full story) The hottest rumors barely being circulated in Alaska, in order are: 1. mega-major Eni has acquired Caelus Alaska Exploration's eastern North Slope leases; 2. Eni has acquired Caelus' Oooguruk leases and will take over operatorship of that unit; 3. Eni has bought Caelus Alaska, including all of its S....

  • Wilken is nominated to IGU board following resignation of Abegg - 08/19/2018 (Login to read Full story) Prior to the Aug. 9 board meeting of the Interior Gas Utility, board member Frank Abegg notified the board that he was resigning. Subsequently Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly nominated Gary Wilken to take Abegg's place on the board, according to a report in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner. IGU is owned....

  • North Slope earthquake appears to have had no oil facility impact - 08/19/2018 (Login to read Full story) A magnitude 6.4 earthquake with an epicenter 52 miles southwest of the village of Kaktovik on the North Slope appears to have left oil industry facilities undamaged, although it did trigger a flurry of facility inspections. According to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Earthquake Center, th....

  • NPR-A lease sales appeals continue - 08/19/2018 (Login to read Full story) Two separate but related lawsuits filed in federal District Court in Alaska by environmental organizations, challenging the legality of recent National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska lease sales, are continuing. One lawsuit challenges the lease sales conducted in 2016 and 2017, while the other challenges....

  • RCA receives Oliktok connection agreements - 08/19/2018 (Login to read Full story) The Regulatory Commission of Alaska said in an Aug. 13 order that applications for approval of connection agreements for the Oliktok Pipeline have been accepted as complete and final orders in the proceedings will be issued by Jan. 23. Oliktok Pipeline Co. filed for a permit to connect the pipeline....


  • Limited federal units activity planned : - 08/19/2018 (Login to read Full story) Hilcorp is planning a light year of development activities at its five federally managed Cook Inlet units: Swanson River, Beaver Creek, Kenai, Beluga River and Birch Hill. The local subsidiary of the Texas-based independent plans to drill between one and three new wells or sidetracks at the Swanson....

  • DNR seeks geothermal resources nominations - 08/19/2018 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas, has begun soliciting nominations of lands with geothermal resources for potential future disposal. The division said April 15 that letters identifying state lands for future geothermal disposition must be received by Nov. 9; furth....

  • AGDC board hears optimistic forecast - 08/19/2018 (Login to read Full story) At a meeting Aug. 9, Alaska Gasline Development Corp. President Keith Meyer told the AGDC board that Cedigaz, the International Association for Natural Gas, is now forecasting that the liquefied natural gas market will see demand grow faster than expected, with surplus supply eliminated as early as....

  • Spill response seminar held in Bethel - 08/19/2018 (Login to read Full story) Representatives from various entities, including government agencies, Native villages and oil spill response organizations, attended an annual oil spill response seminar in Bethel July 24 to 26, according to a report by Defense Visual Information Distribution Service. Participating agencies included....

  • New head for Corps of Engineers Alaska - 08/19/2018 (Login to read Full story) Col. Phillip Borders became the 28th commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District during a change of command ceremony Aug. 14 on the front lawn of the headquarters building near Anchorage. Borders, a native of Lawrence, Kansas, replaces Col. Michael Brooks, who served as the distri....

  • BLM schedules Willow scoping meetings - 08/19/2018 (Login to read Full story) The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled public scoping meetings as part of the preparation of a master development plan environmental impact statement for the Willow prospect within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. BLM said the meetings are an opportunity to learn about the project, provi....

  • State approves Nikaitchuq flowline repair - 08/19/2018 (Login to read Full story) Alaska's Division of Oil and Gas has issued a memorandum authorizing Eni US Operating Co. to repair a pipeline in the Nikaitchuq oil field, in the nearshore waters of the Beaufort Sea. The subsea line carries produced fluids from the Spy Island drill site to the onshore Oliktok Point pad. Eni has de....

  • Lynden Transport wins 2018 quest for quality award - 08/19/2018 (Login to read Full story) Lynden Transport said Aug. 6 that it was awarded its sixth consecutive No. 1 ranking and its 22nd overall award in the 35th annual Logistics Management Quest for Quality Awards, receiving the highest scores among less-than-truckload western regional carriers in the on-time performance and informatio....

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