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  • Shell plan approved - 05/17/2015 (Full story) On May 11 the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced its conditional approval of Shell's plan to drill up to six exploration wells in the Chukchi Sea, starting this year. The company wants to search for oil in the Burger prospect, about 70 miles northwest of the Chukchi coastal village of Wainw....

  • BSEE inspects Shell's spill response equipment - 05/17/2015 (Full story) In late April two members of staff from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's Oil Spill Preparedness Division, Alaska, inspected Shell's oil spill responder training and the deployment of oil spill response equipment in Valdez, Alaska. Shell is preparing for planned exploration drilli....

  • Notley rattles industry - 05/17/2015 (Full story) Canada's Calgary-based petroleum industry is foaming at the mouth over the stunning election of a left-of-center New Democratic Party government in Alberta, while incoming Premier Rachel Notley is trying to tiptoe between introducing a new style of government and accepting the reality that energy co....

  • MEA moves to new plant - 05/17/2015 (Full story) May 1 was something of a red-letter day for power utility Matanuska Electric Association, as the utility finally switched over to supplying its own electricity from its new power plant at Eklutna, northeast of Anchorage. After several years of planning, design and construction, the Eklutna plant act....

  • Thumbs down to LNG offer; First Nations has salmon concerns - 05/17/2015  Chances of a breakthrough in relationships between LNG proponents and British Columbia First Nations have been snuffed out almost as fast as they surfaced. A small aboriginal community in the province's northwest unanimously spurned an offer of C$1.15 billion in cash and 5,400 acres of land in retur....

  • BP challenging Oliktok rates; issue over expected gas volumes - 05/17/2015  BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. is challenging a rate increase on the Oliktok Pipeline. The North Slope producer wants state regulators to investigate the proposed increase, which BP called “unsupported, unjust and unreasonable.” The changes propose a more than six-fold increase in the rate to ship nat....

  • Off-road tundra travel closed on May 11 - 05/17/2015  The Alaska Department of Natural Resources said May 11 that the North Slope has closed for off-road travel, and vehicles need to be off the tundra by May 14. The closure reflected an assessment completed May 11, with results the same for the three areas opened this season — western coastal, eastern....

  • Walker signs Herron's Arctic policy bill - 05/17/2015  House Bill 1, establishing an Arctic policy for the state of Alaska, was signed into law May 11 by Gov. Bill Walker. Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel, the bill's sponsor and co-chair of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission, said it created the first comprehensive Arctic policy for the state. In a statemen....

  • Resources Chair Giessel has ambitious plans - 05/17/2015  Sen. Cathy Giessel closed out the regular session as Senate Resources Committee chair for the third straight year. This represents what many lawmakers believe to be needed continuity as the state gets closer to debating prospective contracts to advance a large-diameter natural gas pipeline to an LNG....

  • EIA forecasts $61 Brent average in 2015 - 05/17/2015  The U.S. Energy Information Administration s forecasting a North Sea Brent average crude oil price of $61 a barrel this year and $70 in 2016. The agency said in its May 12 Short-Term Energy Outlook that the forecast prices are $1 per barrel higher for this year and $5 per barrel lower for next year....

  • AOGCC schedules enforcement hearing - 05/17/2015  The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has scheduled a public hearing on an enforcement action involving a well on the west side of Cook Inlet. The hearing comes at the request of Cook Inlet Energy LLC, which operates the Sword No. 1 oil well. The AOGCC, which regulates drilling, on May 1 is....

  • Shell slows oil sands project - 05/17/2015  Royal Dutch Shell has put itself on the wait-and-see list in Alberta's oil sands by delaying first production from its 80,000 barrels per day Carmon Creek in-situ project in the northwest Peace River region by at least two years until 2019. The C$3 billion venture got the corporate go-ahead in Octo....

  • State makes leases transactions for April - 05/17/2015  The Alaska Department of Natural Resources issued a package of leases in April. The state issued 41 leases acquired by three companies in a November 2014 North Slope lease sale. The Armstrong-subsidiary 70 & 148 LLC took 37 leases. Caelus Alaska Exploration Co. LLC took three leases. ConocoPhillips....

  • Nutaaq Pipeline files for tariff increase - 05/17/2015  Nutaaq Pipeline LLC has filed for a substantial tariff increase for the Badami Oil Pipeline, which carries crude oil from the Badami field on the eastern side of the North Slope to the tie-in point with the Endicott Pipeline. The current rate is $5.21 per barrel; the proposed rate is $8.95 per barr....


  • Shell says it will move drilling rigs to Seattle - 05/17/2015  Royal Dutch Shell says it has a valid lease for Seattle terminal space and a tight timeline to prepare its fleet for exploratory oil drilling in Arctic waters so it plans to move its drill rigs to Seattle despite the protests of activists and a port commission request that it wait. Royal Dutch Shell....

  • Agencies update unified spill response plan - 05/17/2015  The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are updating the federal and state unified plan for oil spill response in Alaska. The plan provides a basis for oil spill contingency planning in the state. Updates to the plan better de....

  • Conoco to expand 2 Kuparuk drilling pads - 05/17/2015  Kuparuk River field operator ConocoPhillips Alaska has applied to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas to amend its unit plan of operations for the field for two pad expansions. This work is in addition to the ongoing construction of Drill Site 2S in the southwest cor....

  • Miller gets second NYSE delisting notice - 05/17/2015  Miller Energy Resources Inc. has received more uncomfortable correspondence from the New York Stock Exchange. The Tennessee-based company disclosed that it received a May 6 notice saying Miller was out of compliance with the listing requirements of the exchange. “The company is below compliance with....

  • ADEC seeks changes to oil handling regs - 05/17/2015  The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed changes to the regulations for the prevention of pollution from oil and other hazardous substances, including the regulations for oil spill prevention and response plans. Among other things, the changes confirm that gas exploration and....

  • AIDEA approves BlueCrest Cosmo loan - 05/17/2015  During its April 30 meeting the board of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority approved a loan of up to $30 million to BlueCrest Energy Inc. for an onshore drilling rig for the development of the Cosmopolitan oil field. The field lies off the southern Kenai Peninsula near Anchor Poi....

  • Enstar signs for new North Fork gas supply - 05/17/2015  Enstar Natural Gas Co., though its affiliate Alaska Pipeline Co., has signed an agreement with Cook Inlet Energy Inc. for a continuing supply of natural gas from the North Fork gas field in the southern Kenai Peninsula, Enstar told the Regulatory Commission of Alaska on April 30. The commission must....

  • RCA investigates CEA rate increase - 05/17/2015  The Regulatory Commission of Alaska has opened an investigation into a rate increase proposed by Southcentral utility Chugach Electric Association. Chugach Electric has told the commission that it needs to raise its rates to cover a $21.3 million revenue shortfall resulting from the end of an agreem....

  • PWSRCAC elects slate of board officers - 05/17/2015  The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council, at its recent annual board meeting in Valdez, elected new board officers. The newly elected executive committee includes: President, Amanda Bauer, representing the city of Valdez. Vice president, Thane Miller, representing Prince William....

  • Study finds Port Valdez shrimp OK to eat - 05/17/2015  The shrimp are safe! That's the upshot of research into whether shrimp caught in Port Valdez are contaminated with Alaska North Slope crude oil, the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council said in a May 11 press release. For the shrimp study, the council said it worked with the scie....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Vigor expands its new build capacity in Tacoma - 05/17/2015  Fabrication teams at Vigor Industrial's Tacoma, Washington, shipyard have delivered three 60-foot by 24-foot by 15.5-foot breasting barges to Foss Maritime. The barge system will be used to moor Shell's drill rigs at Terminal 5 in Seattle, Washington, where the company is scheduled to ready its flee....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Cindy Shake inducted into Anchorage Athena Society - 05/17/2015  Cindy Shake of AECOM was inducted into the Anchorage Athena Society at the annual luncheon March 30. The Anchorage Athena Society is a program of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and local chapter of an international organization. The society describes its purpose as encouraging the potential of wo....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Global Diving & Salvage announces addition of GTS - 05/17/2015  Global Diving & Salvage is pleased to announce the addition of Global Technical Services to its existing three core services, marine construction, marine casualty response and offshore support. Joining forces with Alaska Technical, GTS is offering a wide range of non-destructive testing instruction....

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