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BILLINGS, Mont. - The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-02-23
Industry wary amid shakeups

...conference in Anchorage Jan. 9.Activity is still bustling on the North Slope despite the steady slide of crude oil prices - Alaska crude oil slid to $50 per barrel last week - but contractors worry that the layoff of rigs, crews and budget cuts...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/industry-wary-amid-shakeups
Trends
What others say: Nation much develop safer energy transportation

...be transported.In the United States, 70 percent of crude oil is shipped by pipeline, the safest and most efficient...spills above a few gallons. Then came 2013, in which more crude oil was spilled in U.S. rail incidents than was spilled...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-02-24/what-others-say-nation-much-devel
Opinion
North Dakota, Alaska locked in rivalry for oil, population

...weather and elbow room - have for the past several years been locked in a state sibling rivalry over population numbers and crude oil output."It shocks me how much we have in common with Alaska, and it's not just the cold," said Kevin Iverson...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-03/north-dakota-alaska-locked-in-rivalr
News
Voices of Alaska: Cook Inlet would benefit from a Harbor Safety Committee - here's why

...organization that captures these diverse stakeholders to the fullest extent. And unlike RCACs, which are focused on crude oil production and transportation and routinely make recommendations on regulatory issues, Harbor Safety Committees have...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-11-22/voices-of-alaska-cook-inlet-would
Opinion
Harbor Safety Committee suggested for Cook Inlet

...groups formed under the federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to represent citizen's interest in policy-making related to crude oil transportation. The council commissioned the Cook Inlet Risk Assessment report in order to answer two questions: what...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-12
News
Cook Inlet Risk Assessment reaching final stages

...In advance of identifying risk reduction options, a vessel traffic study was completed using 2010 data. It showed crude oil carriers moved 58 percent of the 450 million gallons of persistent oil. Tanker barges move 66 percent of the 566 million...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-04/cook-inlet-risk-assessment-reaching-
News
What others say: Energy policy impacts global relations

...changes have enormous potential to help the U.S. economy. Policy changes we support, including lifting the ban on crude oil exports from the United States and fast-tracking liquefied natural gas terminal permits, would make this even more...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-12/what-others-say-energy-policy-imp
Opinion
North Slope crude prices down since July

...sticky," meaning they don't fall as quickly as crude oil.Alaska North Slope crude oil prices have been declining steadily since July...converging," to Alaska's disadvantage. "Brent (crude oil) is down, WTI is basically holding, and ANS...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-12/north-slope-crude-prices-down-since-
News

...gasoline prices are largely the result of relatively steady crude oil prices, even though there has been a long list of global...taken offline to be upgraded to handle cheaper Canadian crude oil. That work is done and the refineries are churning out...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/jonathan-fahey/2014-05-24

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