Cook Inlet

Donlin Gold project carries implications for Kenai Peninsula

The future of Donlin Gold’s mining project was detailed in a presentation at the Alaska Support Industry Alliance luncheon held at the Kenai Chamber of… Continue reading

AIDEA to share more expenses for studies on Port Mac LNG plant

The state of Alaska has expanded its financial commitment in aiding a new Cook Inlet liquefied natural gas project being planned by Japanese companies. In… Continue reading

AIDEA to share more expenses for studies on Port Mac LNG plant

The state of Alaska has expanded its financial commitment in aiding a new Cook Inlet liquefied natural gas project being planned by Japanese companies. In… Continue reading

Filmmaker starts Kickstarter project for ‘Heart of Alaska’

Homer filmmaker Bjørn Olson has started a Kickstarter project to raise funds for “Heart of Alaska,” a film about Seldovia adventurers Erin McKittrick and Hig… Continue reading

The 765-foot Zhen Hua 15 loads the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence in Kachemak Bay off the Homer Spit on Monday.

Endeavour leaving Cook Inlet

In a delicate operation about as slow as watching the tide come in, on Monday the 765-foot heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 15 loaded the… Continue reading

The 765-foot Zhen Hua 15 loads the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence in Kachemak Bay off the Homer Spit on Monday.
The 765-foot Zhen Hua 15 is anchored in Kachemak Bay on Friday. A heavy-lift vessel from Hong Kong, the Zhen Hua 15 will move the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence from Alaska next week.

Endeavour to leave Cook Inlet next week

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority sold its stake in Kenai Offshore Ventures for $25.6 million and the Endeavour jack-up rig is on its… Continue reading

The 765-foot Zhen Hua 15 is anchored in Kachemak Bay on Friday. A heavy-lift vessel from Hong Kong, the Zhen Hua 15 will move the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence from Alaska next week.

Don’t be fooled by initiative

Over the coming weeks and months, many of you in communities around the state will encounter individuals collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that seeks… Continue reading

BOEM holds meetings today

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, or BOEM, holds public scoping meetings at noon today in the Nanwalek Tribal Community Center and at 7… Continue reading

CIRCAC to meet Dec. 5

Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council will hold its regular board of directors meeting at the Hotel Captain Cook, 939 W. Fifth Ave., in Anchorage … Continue reading

Buccaneer seeks $20M from state

Bankrupt Buccaneer Energy Ltd. is demanding more than $20 million from the state of Alaska, days after appearing to sell its remaining assets. The Australia-based… Continue reading

Support Walker for change

Well, we get more shennanigans from the Board of Fish. These political appointees have not deliberated in Soldotna since 1999. What is neutral about that?… Continue reading

Cook Inlet navigation: Is it really safe as can be?

Cook Inlet navigation: Is it really safe as can be?

Most people don’t think about the safety of marine navigation in Cook Inlet. They didn’t before the Exxon Valdez, and they still don’t, because it’s… Continue reading

Cook Inlet navigation: Is it really safe as can be?

Kenai to host board work session

JUNEAU — After receiving an influx of written public comments asking it to hold an upcoming meeting in Kenai, the Board of Fisheries has scheduled… Continue reading

Board of Fisheries once again spurns Central Kenai Peninsula

By the time the Alaska Board of Fisheries holds its next meeting on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries, it will have been nearly 20 years since… Continue reading

450 inlet fishermen receive aid

More than 1,000 Alaska fishermen will share in $7.5 million worth of payments to mitigate the 2012 fisheries disaster in Cook Inlet and on the… Continue reading

Much has been done to reduce spill risk in Inlet

Much has been done to reduce spill risk in Inlet

Frank Mullen (Are we better prepared for a big Cook Inlet spill? in the Sept. 25 Homer News) accuses Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council… Continue reading

Much has been done to reduce spill risk in Inlet

Kenai man honored by UFA

It was hard to hear the announcement over the din of the 150 people who attended the 40th anniversary banquet for the United Fishermen of… Continue reading

At least two firms to bid on Buccaneer

There is a new suitor for Buccaneer Energy’s Alaska assets and a tangled web of legal challenges continue for the bankrupt independent producer. Miller Energy… Continue reading

Furie’s new monopod platform now in Cook Inlet

Furie Operating Alaska’s platform has arrived in Alaska from Texas.The platform was built in Ingleside, Texas, this summer. On June 4 it left Corpus Christi,… Continue reading

Interior group aims to simplify gas conversions

Fairbanks utilities are investigating ways to simplify and encourage conversion to natural gas when it becomes available.Interior Gas Utility board chairman Bob Shefchik told the… Continue reading

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