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Frustration builds in Alaska over pipeline as Exxon touts plans

Margaret Kriz Hobson, E&E EnergyWire, June 24 2013

Frustration builds in Alaska over pipeline as Exxon touts plans

Weather continues to prevent assessment of damage to Shell drill rig

Richard Mauer & Lisa Demer, Anchorage Daily News, January 1, 2012

Update, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday:

More flyovers are planned for Wednesday to assess the condition of the Shell drilling rig Kulluk, which sits grounded on Sitkalidak Island, off Kodiak.

Shell drill rig aground off Kodiak, appears to be intact

Lisa Demer, Anchorage Daily News, January 1, 2013 (18:34 PST)

Alberta-Alaska railway: Will it be built?

Alaska Dispatch, 21 Nov 2012

Will a railway intended to carry oil products from Alberta to Alaska be built in the next decade? The Canadian company G Seven Generations (G7G) is banking on it, but first it needs investors to fund the project.

Alaska-bound rail project could solve Canada’s oil sands problems

Diane Francis, Financial Post, November 16 2012

A group of Canadian businessmen has obtained the blessing of Alaskan tribes and Canadian First Nations to build a railroad through their lands that could carry up to five million barrels per day from the oil sands to the super tanker port in Valdez, Alaska.

A Railway From Canada To Alaska: Ready To Be Built In Six Years

Fyodor Soloview, Press Release, InterBering, 25 Oct 2012

A railway connecting Alaska to the lower 48 states has never been as close to realization as it is at present. Only $4.5 million, to enable the securing of an operating line of credit for a feasibility study, is needed for the Canadian company Generating for Seven Generations, Ltd. (G7G) to launch this long awaited project.

Lessons aplenty for Shell Oil after first Arctic 'drilling season'

Alex DeMarban, Alaska Dispatch, Oct 11, 2012

Believing the U.S. Arctic Ocean contains one of the world's richest undiscovered oil and gas plays, Royal Dutch Shell is already considering what it will take to ship vast amounts of oil across Alaska.

Decision expected on request by TransCanada to alter gas line

By BECKY BOHRER, Anchorage Daily News, April 4th, 2012

The state of Alaska may decide this week to give TransCanada Corp. permission to shift its attention to a building liquefied natural gas pipeline, capable of facilitiating overseas exports.

Can latest in-state pipeline plan actually deliver cheap energy to Alaskans?

Amanda Coyne, Alaska Dispatch, Mar 23, 2012

On Friday, a bill that would allow a public-private corporation to take the reins in building a bullet line in Alaska to bring vast North Slope gas reserves to Alaskans passed the House Finance Committee. The vote was 9-2. Reps. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, and Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks, voted against passage.

Russian tanker hits ice 300 miles from Nome

By MARY PEMBERTON, Associated Press, Anchorage Daily News, January 7th, 2012

VOYAGE TO NOME: Winter fuel oil delivery to coast would be a first.

A Russian tanker carrying fuel for an iced-in Alaska city that without a delivery could run out of crucial supplies before winter's end encountered ice early Friday in the eastern Bering Sea.

Liquefied gas exports could fuel demise of TransCanada's Alaska-Alberta pipe dream

By Rebecca Penty, Calgary Herald, January 6, 2012

TransCanada Corp., is in talks with Alaska's top energy producers on plans to export natural gas in liquid form by tanker, as its long-standing vision to link the state's vast quantities of northern gas with the North American pipeline system increasingly appears to be in jeopardy.

Judge says Alaska pipeline has proven reserves to operate until 2065; puts value at more than $9 billion

Dermot Cole, Fairbanks News Miner, Dec 30, 2011

Superior Court Judge Sharon Gleason of Anchorage issued a much-anticipated decision today that the trans-Alaska pipeline is worth about 9 times as much as the oil companies contend and there are enough proven oil reserves on the North Slope to keep it operating until 2065.

Oil line option will shift the risks to Alaska

By Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun, August 13, 2011

Latest plan for Northern Gateway project will be more expensive, but it has the significant advantage of support from the first nations

G7G Tar Sands to Valdez Rail Pipeline

Let the Alaskans take the risk appears to be the idea behind a proposal being peddled as an alternative to the highly controversial Northern Gateway Project.

Why is a scientist at an offshore oil agency under investigation?

Patti Epler, Tony Hopfinger, Alaska Dispatch, Jul 28, 2011
A respected government scientist was barred from his job and banned from talking to his his co-workers earlier this month and the question no one seems to
be able -- or willing -- to answer is why.

News Alaska Power and the Bleeding of the Northwest

By Christopher Pollon, TheTyee.ca, 18 Feb 2011

Critics say plan to tie state to BC's power grid will enable shipping Canadian resources from US port.

ConocoPhillips shuttering Kenai LNG plant

Patti Epler, Alaska Dispatch, Feb 9, 2011

ConocoPhillips says it will mothball its Nikiski liquefied natural gas plant as soon as April, laying off about 60 company employees and contract workers.

The company told employees of its decision Wednesday rather than making a formal announcement, according to ConocoPhillips spokeswoman Natalie Lowman.

Leak at Pump Station 1 shuts down pipeline

By CASEY GROVE, Alaska Daily News, January 8th, 2011

Trans Alaska PipelineThe 800-mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline remained shut down late Saturday after crews discovered a leak at Pump Station 1 on the North Slope earlier in the morning.

Alaska coal creates demand, opposition

By ELIZABETH BLUEMINK, Alaska Daily News, December 25th, 2010

One of Alaska's major exports -- coal -- has been racking up record shipments over the past couple of years.

New federal forecast leaves Alaska gas out of the picture

Patti Epler, Alaska Dispatch, Dec 22, 2010

Don't bank on a big natural gas line from the North Slope for another 25 years, a new federal forecast predicts.

Chances Dim for an Alaskan Gas Pipeline as Denali Bows Out

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, New York Times, May 17, 2011

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — One of two companies planning to build major natural gas pipelines in Alaska has dropped its bid, saying Tuesday that it had not obtained the agreements necessary to justify going forward.

Conoco gets mixed message on NPR-A project

By ELIZABETH BLUEMINK, Anchorage Daily News, December 15th, 2010

DISPUTE: Moving oil across the Colville River still to be resolved.

Federal regulators have issued a mixed ruling on Conoco Phillip's embattled plan to access a proposed drill site on its oil leases in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

TransCanada might lack pipeline agreements by year's end

Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press, Alaska Daily News, Dec. 7, 2010

JUNEAU — TransCanada Corp. says it might not meet its target of securing binding agreements by year’s end for a multibillion-dollar natural gas pipeline in Alaska, but the company remains optimistic about the prospects for its project.

Battle over Arctic Alaska refuge heats up again in Washington

By ERIKA BOLSTAD, Alaska Daily News, December 7th, 2010

OIL: Designation as wilderness or national monument would prevent future development.

Disabled cargo ship reaches Dutch Harbor

Anchorage Daily News, December 7th, 2010

A cargo ship disabled in the Bering Sea has reached Alaska's Dutch Harbor.

USGS report reduces estimate of oil in petroleum reserve

By ELIZABETH BLUEMINK, Alaska Daily News, October 27th, 2010

NPRA: Area rich in gas but holds only about a tenth of previous oil estimates.

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