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  • Talent drain at DNR - 09/25/2016 (Full story) Corri Feige, director of the state Division of Oil and Gas, submitted her resignation to Commissioner of Natural Resources Andy Mack Aug. 20, becoming the third senior Department of Natural Resources official to depart this year. The exodus of experienced personnel from the department has now become....

  • Alignment is needed - 09/25/2016 (Full story) All Alaskans need to come together with a common vision to ensure the future prosperity of the state, John Hendrix, chief oil and gas advisor to the governor, told the Alaska Resource Development Council on Sept. 15. Hendrix argued for a more integrated approach to oil and gas permitting, using a ma....

  • FERC responds to appeal - 09/25/2016 (Full story) In a Sept. 15 court filing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to turn down an appeal by the owners of the trans-Alaska pipeline against a November 2015 FERC order disallowing the recovery through oil shipping rates of a substantial porti....

  • DNR approves 2016 Prudhoe POD - 09/25/2016 (Login to read Full story) State Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack has approved BP's 2016 Plan of Development for the Prudhoe Bay field on the North Slope, taking a highly contentious issue between the state and industry off the table. BP is the operator of the Prudhoe field on behalf of itself and other owners includ....

  • AGDC, Conoco, sign JV MOU - 09/25/2016 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding with ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. regarding negotiations to form a joint venture company for marketing Alaska LNG. AGDC said Sept. 21 that the joint venture company “could facilitate marketing LNG from the Alaska LNG projec....

  • Petronas wants LNG approval - 09/25/2016 (Login to read Full story) Malaysia's state-owned Petronas is resolutely clinging to hopes of early approval from the Canadian government of its Pacific NorthWest LNG project in British Columbia. The upbeat message came earlier in September from Arif Bin Mahmood, Petronas' downstream chief executive officer and group executiv....

  • Coghill: Open pipeline dialogue critical - 09/25/2016 (Login to read Full story) Senate Majority Leader John Coghill has been in office for 18 years. He's seen more than most, especially when it comes to discussions on resource development. The North Pole Republican, who has served in the House and Senate, sits on the Senate Resources Committee. He shared his thoughts with Petro....

  • Sands projects get regulatory clearance - 09/25/2016 (Login to read Full story) Pie-in-the-sky or not, the Alberta government has given the go ahead to three oil sands projects that would require about C$4 billion of combined investment to reach the startup stage. But the approvals come when the northern Alberta bitumen resource is at its lowest ebb, with the prospects even ble....

  • Fight over Moose Point lease continues - 09/25/2016 (Login to read Full story) In early January 2009 the Alaska Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas terminated oil and gas lease ADL 389922, held by Jim White of Alaskan Crude Corp. White appealed the decision in Alaska Superior Court. After a March decision — in White's favor — the case has been appealed to....


  • Weather impacts Enstar's gas storage - 09/25/2016 (Login to read Full story) Several years of exceptionally warm weather in Southcentral Alaska and the associated drop in gas demand are giving Enstar Natural Gas Co. a headache over its gas storage arrangements. The volume of gas that the company stores in the Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Inc. facility on the Kenai Peninsul....

  • AK Railroad poised to try shipping LNG - 09/25/2016 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Railroad is about to test the shipment of liquefied natural gas in Alaska, the first occasion that LNG will have been shipped by rail in the United States, the railroad has announced. The railroad has borrowed two cryogenic tank LNG containers from Hitachi High-Tech AW Cryo Inc. — the des....

  • Cleanup tax legislation possible in 2017 - 09/25/2016 (Login to read Full story) Another re-run of the oil tax wars seems likely in the 2017 legislative session. It will be largely a cleanup of issues left unresolved in House Bill 247, the heavy-lift bill that revamped the state's oil and gas tax in 2016, state Tax Director Ken Alper told an energy conference in Anchorage Sept.....

  • Arctic sea ice second lowest on record - 09/25/2016 (Login to read Full story) The National Snow and Ice Data Center has reported that the extent of the Arctic sea ice cover probably reached its minimum for the year on Sept. 10. Following cool, stormy and cloudy weather over the Arctic Ocean during the summer, conditions that are thought to limit the rate of Arctic sea ice los....

  • DOE announces methane hydrate funding - 09/25/2016 (Login to read Full story) The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that is awarding $3.8 million in funding for research into the behavior of naturally occurring methane hydrate deposits. The funding will be split between six university research projects. Methane hydrate is a solid material consisting of natural gas trapp....

  • Walker names AGDC board members - 09/25/2016 (Login to read Full story) Gov. Bill Walker has named two new members to the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board, and reappointed one sitting member. The governor said Sept. 19 that Warren Christian of North Pole and David Wight of Anchorage will fill vacancies on the board; Hugh Short of Girdwood was reappointed. “These....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Bell seeks to hire civil engineer, land surveyor - 09/25/2016 (Full story) F. Robert Bell and Associates, a full-service engineering and surveying firm in Anchorage, Alaska, is searching for qualified candidates to fill two positions in the Anchorage office. Bell said it is currently seeking a licensed and experienced land surveyor to fill a supervisory role. That person w....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Foss receives 2016 American Maritime Safety Award - 09/25/2016 (Full story) American Maritime Safety recognized Foss Maritime's efforts in building and maintaining a strong culture of safety by awarding the company the American Maritime Safety Award for the implementation and management of zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy. Foss will be presented with the award at the....

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