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  • Landfill gas grows - 02/26/2017 (Full story) A project involving power generation using gas derived from the decomposition of trash in the Anchorage Regional Landfill is already producing more power than had originally been anticipated and is looking to expand further, Mark Madden, manager of engineering and planning for the Municipality of An....

  • Mitigation plan offered - 02/26/2017 (Full story) A plan for a state wetlands mitigation program has been submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after long preparation, Department of Natural Resources officials told a legislative committee in Juneau Feb. 22. The proposal was warmly welcomed by the Senate Resources Committee as a more afforda....

  • Pipeline guessing game - 02/26/2017 (Full story) In the midst of a volatile, rapidly shifting landscape, one of the toughest acts in the Canadian petroleum industry is assessing what extra crude oil pipeline capacity will be required and when. Al Monaco, chief executive officer of Enbridge, Canada's No.1 pipeline company, entered the debate by sug....

  • Conoco postponing exploration well - 02/26/2017 (Login to read Full story) ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. is postponing its Putu exploration well. “After meeting with leadership from the community of Nuiqsut in December, ConocoPhillips was asked to postpone the Putu exploration drilling program until next winter,” company spokeswoman Natalie Lowman told Petroleum News by email....

  • Accumulate signs rig for Icewine - 02/26/2017 (Login to read Full story) Accumulate Energy Alaska Inc. has pushed back the spud date for its Icewine well. The local subsidiary of the Australian independent 88 Energy Ltd. recently signed a contract with Doyon Drilling Inc. to use the Arctic Fox rig for the North Slope well. The Arctic Fox is currently drilling at the Hors....

  • Industry opposed to HB 111 changes - 02/26/2017 (Login to read Full story) The House Resources Committee heard a first round of comments from Alaska's oil and gas industry on changes in the committee's House Bill 111, and those comments did not favor the bill. The views of those testifying appeared to be that in going after more money from industry to help solve a short-te....

  • Hilcorp continues to monitor gas leak - 02/26/2017 (Login to read Full story) In response to the discovery of gas leaking from an 8-inch gas line on the seafloor of Cook Inlet, Hilcorp Alaska is continuing to conduct daily overflights of the leak location, weather permitting, to monitor sea ice conditions and determine when it will be safe to conduct diving activities to inve....

  • Murkowski: Alaska challenges ‘pressing' - 02/26/2017 (Login to read Full story) U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski returned to Juneau for her annual address to the Legislature and it didn't take long for her to address resource issues. She quickly noted her disappointment that Interior Secretary nominee U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke was not confirmed in time for her to join her for this weeklong....

  • RCA closes AEEC deregulation enquiry - 02/26/2017 (Login to read Full story) The Regulatory Commission of Alaska has closed an investigation into the legal propriety of an election planned by the Alaska Electric and Energy Cooperative, seeking deregulation of the Kenai Peninsula electricity utility's generation and transmission system. AEEC is an affiliate of Homer Electric....

  • BLM & AOGCC sign legacy well agreement - 02/26/2017 (Login to read Full story) In the latest twist in the thorny saga of dealing with abandoned legacy wells in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, the Bureau of Land Management and the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding that clarifies the roles of the two agencies in the plugg....

  • DOE funds carbon dioxide usage research - 02/26/2017 (Login to read Full story) The Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy is issuing grants totaling $5.9 million to seven projects investigating novel ways of using carbon dioxide captured from coal-fired power plant exhaust, DOE announced Feb. 22. Each project will contribute to at least 20 percent of the project cost,....


  • Helping with electrical emergencies - 02/26/2017 (Login to read Full story) As a bellwether for progress in improving the reliability of electricity supply systems in rural Alaska, statistics from the Alaska Energy Authority's electrical emergency assistance service provide unique insights into the impact of support for rural utilities, Michael Lamb, AEA interim executive d....

  • House Resources continues HB 111 hearings - 02/26/2017 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska House Resources Committee is continuing hearings on House Bill 111, the committee's proposed changes to oil and gas production tax payments and credits, hearing from Rich Ruggiero of Castle Gap Advisors, a consultant for the Legislature, and continuing to hear from Ken Alper, director of....

  • Report quantifies hydraulic fluid spills - 02/26/2017 (Login to read Full story) A new report from a project conducted by researchers from Duke University has quantified the spills of fluids used for the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells in Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota and Pennsylvania between 2005 and 2014. The report, published in the journal Environmental Scienc....

  • Corps formally ends Dakota Access study - 02/26/2017 (Login to read Full story) The Army on Feb. 17 formally ended further environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline's disputed crossing beneath a Missouri River reservoir in southern North Dakota. Meanwhile, its Corps of Engineers branch continued efforts to accelerate cleanup at a protest camp near the drilling site....

  • DNR schedules regulations workshop - 02/26/2017 (Login to read Full story) The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has scheduled a public workshop on proposed regulations changes for March 8. Proposed regulations changes are for net profit share leasing, administrative updates and exploration incentive credits, the department said in a Feb. 14 public notice. Regulation....

  • Unocal still not out of TAPS ownership - 02/26/2017 (Login to read Full story) Unocal Pipeline Co. has informed the Regulatory Commission of Alaska that it is still not in a position of file an application for transfer of its operating authority in the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, and has requested that it be allowed to submit compliance filings every six months, rather than eve....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Delta Leasing's acquisition will grow Slope business - 02/26/2017 (Full story) Delta Leasing LLC, an Anchorage based oil and gas support services company, announced that it has purchased substantial North Slope assets of MagTec Alaska. MagTec is a Kenai-based equipment and vehicle leasing firm that has been a major supplier to North Slope operators. As part of the MagTec asse....

  • Oil Patch Bits: MagTec sells portion of its assets to Delta Leasing - 02/26/2017 (Full story) MagTec Alaska LLC, a Kenai-based oil and gas support services and equipment rental company since 2008, announced that it has sold a portion of its North Slope equipment assets and its Prudhoe Bay shop facility to Delta Leasing. MagTec will focus its North Slope business unit to concentrate on North....

  • Oil Patch Bits: Arctic Economic Council announces northern partner - 02/26/2017 (Full story) One month after applying to be an Arctic Economic Council northern partner, Arctic Slope Regional Corp.'s application has been unanimously approved. This makes ASRC the first organization in the Arctic with such a designation. There are various levels of membership at the AEC. “This is an important....

  • New modeling approach assists BOP design - 02/26/2017 (Login to read Full story) A new modeling approach developed by the Southwest Research Institute will provide insights into offshore blowout preventer performance and design, the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has announced. A blowout preventer, or BOP, is the device fitted to the top of a well bore du....

  • Oliktok Pipeline was temporary shut-down - 02/26/2017 (Login to read Full story) Oliktok Pipeline Co. wants to temporarily suspend service on the Oliktok Pipeline. The ConocoPhillips Co. transportation subsidiary asked state regulators earlier this year for permission to discontinue operations on the North Slope pipeline through 2017. The company made the request after ConocoPhi....

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