Trans-Alaska Pipeline System

Uncertainty surrounds muncipalities’ participation in LNG advisory board

Municipal leaders throughout the state say they are pleased with the development of the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board, but participation concerns remain. The… Continue reading

Board to give municipalities voice in state LNG project

JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell signed an administrative order Tuesday creating a municipal advisory board to weigh in on issues related to the major liquefied… Continue reading

Borough studies North Road options

Kenai Peninsula Borough officials are examining options to extend the Kenai Spur Highway north. The North Road Extension Project, as it is commonly known, has… Continue reading

Protesters hold signs along the Homer Spit during meetings involving Exxon in the months after the spill.   -File photo

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound —  “fetched up,” in the words of its captain, Joe Hazelwood.… Continue reading

Protesters hold signs along the Homer Spit during meetings involving Exxon in the months after the spill.   -File photo

After the spill: Sound ‘recovering’

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound on March 29, 1989, some have commemorated… Continue reading

Using a piece of plywood and oil that washed up on the beach at Mars Cove for “ink,” Homer artist Mavis Muller created this sign to encourage cleanup volunteers at the cove.-Photos courtesy of Mavis Muller

Exxon Valdez oil spill response spurs area residents into action

Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. This month marks the 25th anniversary… Continue reading

Using a piece of plywood and oil that washed up on the beach at Mars Cove for “ink,” Homer artist Mavis Muller created this sign to encourage cleanup volunteers at the cove.-Photos courtesy of Mavis Muller

TAPS owners take series of setbacks in court

Things have not gone well for Trans-Alaska Pipeline System owners in the courts and key federal regulatory arenas in recent weeks, but the battles aren’t… Continue reading

State role in gas pipeline, LNG plant will require cash

Partnering with industry on a major gas pipeline and natural gas liquefaction plant will expose the state to multi-billion-dollar cash calls from 2019 through 2024… Continue reading

Appointments raise questions

JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed two former oil industry employees to the board that sets the tax value of the trans-Alaska pipeline system,… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre speaks to attendees at the Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce joint luncheon on Tuesday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. -Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Morris News Service - Alaska

Navarre announces plans to run for re-election

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre announced Tuesday that he plans to run for re-election. “I care very deeply about the Kenai Peninsula Borough,” Navarre… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre speaks to attendees at the Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce joint luncheon on Tuesday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. -Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Morris News Service - Alaska

Anchorage senator’s comments spark oil tax debate

JUNEAU — The floor of the Alaska Senate broke into an impromptu debate over oil taxes Monday. Sen. Cathy Giessel sparked the discussion in a… Continue reading

Private spending to grow in 2014

Investments in North Slope oil and gas projects will be the main driver behind statewide construction spending growth in the coming year, according to a… Continue reading

Oil from the Exxon oil spill remains on Prince William Sound beaches. As proof, Harrison Metz, Coda Wood, Terry Gilliland and Austin Cline have a jar of the oil collected from Eleanor Island during August 2013.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Fireweed students give fresh eyes to a 25-year-old disaster

They might not have been born when it happened, but ask the fifth- and sixth-grade students at Fireweed Academy about the Exxon Valdez oil spill… Continue reading

Oil from the Exxon oil spill remains on Prince William Sound beaches. As proof, Harrison Metz, Coda Wood, Terry Gilliland and Austin Cline have a jar of the oil collected from Eleanor Island during August 2013.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

State: Don’t blame revenue drop on SB 21

The oil tax law touted as guaranteeing Alaska a bigger slice of the profits pie when oil prices rise may well have boomeranged. A “progressivity”… Continue reading

Strong economy impacts ‘Alaska-hire’ zones of underemployment

Strong economy impacts ‘Alaska-hire’ zones of underemployment

While much of the Lower 48 is still recovering from a devastating recession, Alaska’s economy remains stable, and our employment numbers are strong. Alaska’s unemployment… Continue reading

Strong economy impacts ‘Alaska-hire’ zones of underemployment

CEA president: ‘Road to energy security runs through Alaska’

The Consumer Energy Alliance is working with private industry and state officials to raise awareness about the need for increased oil and gas development in… Continue reading

Parnell unhappy with pace of LNG pipeline project

Companies working on a large North Slope natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas project said June 21 they have started summer fieldwork associated with… Continue reading

Major spill response drill held at Valdez oil terminal

A two-day oil spill containment and cleanup drill at the Valdez Marine Terminal took place June 12-13. Spill response crews practiced dealing with a simulated… Continue reading

Parnell signs deal for Flint Hills refinery

Flint Hills Resources has a guaranteed supply of state royalty oil for its refinery at North Pole, east of Fairbanks in Alaska’s Interior. Gov. Sean… Continue reading

$425 million LNG trucking project on its way

Gov. Sean Parnell signed a bill May 29 committing the state to finance $362.5 million of a proposed $425 million natural gas liquefaction plant on… Continue reading

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