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Voters take up oil tax debate before August referendum

...producers helped spark what is now considered a rebirth of activity in the Inlet that has quelled fears of a natural gas shortage for Southcentral.Oil industry investment is spurred by a combination of oil price, ease of production and taxes...
Despite gloomy news, sunnier days ahead for gas patch

...good to our area for decades and recent news that the company will let its export license expire due to Cook Inlet gas shortages feels like a swift kick in the rear.Expected? Yes.Inevitable? Perhaps.Devastating? That's another matter...
Commission mulls tough new fracking regs

...adding new procedures for the industry could impede exploration for natural gas in Southcentral where there are fears of gas shortages, she said."We see it as imperative that the regulations are compatible with the high levels of (drilling activities...
'Proof is in the pudding'

...Recovery Act - Southcentral was getting warnings of gas shortages from producers and utilities."It was more vital from...guarantees that what the state passed would bridge looming gas shortages. Ultimately, Olson said, how a company uses the Cook...
Energy industry projects expected to bring economic boom to area

...While the plant has maintained 50 direct jobs and 120 indirect jobs, its previous license expired in 2012 following gas shortages for local markets. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources requested ConocoPhillips pursue the permit in September...
Stop the nightmare, make gas pipeline a reality

...forecasters remind us - much like how mom used to sound when we left the house with wet hair and no coat - of looming gas shortages as we kick up our feet to warm them next to our heaters. "Those politicians we hired will figure it out eventually...
'Energy Watch' drill this evening

...dishes and doing laundry; and reduce natural gas range use. The drill is meant to simulate a mid-winter natural gas shortage, however, according to a press release issued by the involved organizations: "A natural gas delivery problem this...

...canary in the coal mine.In short: Importing LNG should be taken off the table as an option to deal with looming gas shortages. Lawmakers should make sure proper requirements are met in a timely manner and that regulation not become prohibitive...
Pipe closer to flow

A project on the south Kenai Peninsula that would help alleviate natural gas shortages in Southcentral is still in the works. The Regulatory Commission of Alaska has a public hearing scheduled today regarding Anchor...
Marathon Oil happy with natural gas tests on Peninsula calls a good find. The announcement comes at a time when some analysts believe Southcentral Alaska may face gas shortages in the near future unless new supplies are found. Last year Marathon and Unocal drilled the well in the 25,000-acre...


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