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ConocoPhillips Alaska's Jim Bowles dies 02/21/2010
Company president leaves legacy of community involvement; Bowles, Alan Gage of Conoco killed in avalanche while snowmachining
Jim Bowles, 57, president of ConocoPhillips Alaska, died Feb. 13 in an avalanche. Also killed was Alan Gage, 40, a member of the company's capital projects organization. The men were part of a group...

BP in Alaska: After startup a new era for Alaska 07/12/2009
By mid-1977, when the pipeline tapped into the waiting Prudhoe Bay production, some 125 wells had been completed - about 65 by BP/Sohio and another 60 by ARCO and Exxon. With an average expected outpu...

Industry grows in importance as employer 11/02/2008
The growth in oil industry employment propelled private industry in Alaska last year. Oil extraction and oilfield services jobs comprised some total 13 percent of employment for the 100 largest priva...

Voice of the Times to disappear from Web 10/19/2008
The Voice of the Times, an online conservative journal that represented the last vestige of the Anchorage Times, is going out of business. Editor Tom Brennan says the loss of VECO Corp. funding has ma...

Feds: Stevens' trial should stay in D.C. 08/17/2008
Two Alaska politicians facing federal indictments for their ties to a defunct oil field services company were subjects of court proceedings nearly 3,500 miles apart on Aug.11. In Anchorage, state Sen....

Stevens indicted, vows to fight charges 08/03/2008
The indictment of Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens on charges that he lied about accepting gifts from an oilfield service contractor only adds to his party's already bleak electoral prospects in Nov...

Petroleum Directory: LeBlanc moves to CH2M Hill 07/20/2008
Anchorage city manager Denis LeBlanc stepped down in January to take a new job as operations and maintenance director for the Anchorage office of CH2M Hill, an engineering, construction, management an...

Sentencings for former executives delayed 05/11/2008
Federal prosecutors aren't ready just yet to recommend sentences for their two witnesses in an ongoing federal corruption probe in Alaska. In a status report filed in federal court April 30, prosecuto...

Oil Patch Bits 03/09/2008
Udelhoven acquires TNM
In late 2007, Udelhoven Oilfield System Services Inc. (UOSS) acquired True North Management LLC (TNM). Both firms are Anchorage-based, providing project/construction management services to the Alaska,...

Murkowski chief of staff pleads guilty to fraud 03/09/2008
According to his plea bargain, Clark will assist feds in Alaska corruption probe, giving fuel to rumors of more indictments to come
Jim Clark - the man who represented former Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski at the gas line negotiating table with ExxonMobil, BP and ConocoPhillips - has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges. Clark, ch...

Committee finds probable cause that Harris broke ethics law 12/30/2007
A legislative ethics committee has determined there was "probable cause" that House Speaker John Harris broke state ethics law when his office issued a news release calling on Ben Stevens to resign fr...

Golf tournaments eyed in corruption case 11/18/2007
The Justice Department is investigating whether an Alaska oil contractor used golf tournaments to funnel cash to U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, people close to the corruption investigation said. The c...

PETROLEUM DIRECTORY: CH2M Hill finalizes acquisition of VECO 11/04/2007
CH2Mand#8194;HILL, a global full-service engineering, construction and operations firm, announced Sept. 7, 2007 that it had finalized the acquisition of VECO. The two companies signed a letter of intent...

PETROLEUM DIRECTORY: Family-owned Totem Equipment and Supply thrives on innovation 11/04/2007
From Anchorage's Convention Center to remote Alaska villages, Totem Equipment and Supply keeps Alaska workers safe and warm
Q. When was the company founded, who founded it, and what was its original name? A. Cliff and Allie Huston founded the company in 1961. Its original name remains the same, Totem Equipment and Supply...

Palin: Ben Stevens should step down 09/23/2007
Alaska's Republican governor urges former state senator and son of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens to give up national GOP position
The son of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens should give up his position as a committee member for the national Republican Party, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said. Ben Stevens, former Senate president, and his father...

CH2M Hill finalizes acquisition of VECO 09/16/2007
Denver-based CH2M Hill said Sept. 7 that it has finalized the acquisition of VECO, initiating a sign-changing effort at VECO's headquarters building in Anchorage the same day. The two companies signed...

Judge links Ben Stevens to FBI probe 09/02/2007
A federal judge has linked former Alaska Senate President Ben Stevens to an FBI corruption probe. At the same time, a federal prosecutor revealed there are "multiple, ongoing nonpublic investigations...

After 2-month delay, Stevens releases report 07/22/2007
U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, filed the annual report on his personal finances with the Senate Ethics Committee July 17 after receiving a two-month extension to fix what he called a few simple tech...

Kohring resigns to focus on defense 06/24/2007
An Alaska lawmaker accused of selling his vote to oil businessmen said June 19 he would give up his House seat to focus on his defense against federal bribery and extortion charges. "Resigning by no m...