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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...
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...

...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...
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...
HEA expects busy year preparing for independent generation the facility in late 2013. The contract and CINGSA should stave off HEA's worries about looming area natural gas shortages for the time being, Gallagher wrote."It does not appear that HEA's size was a disadvantage when we negotiated...
Lawmakers examine looming Cook Inlet gas shortage

...that we have gas but we are just not producing it," she said. PRA's Bill Van Dyke updated the committee on the gas shortage study the group recently conducted and later updated. "In 2010, the shortfall was predicted to occur as early as...
LNG imports could have lasting impact on Cook Inlet gas market, price, economist says

As Alaska lawmakers discuss looming gas shortages predicted by utilities, many on both sides of the gavel...Representatives from a research firm predicting the gas shortages and officials from other utilities were asked by lawmakers...
Geothermal project news is encouraging

...solution to energy needs in Alaska. And we've all certainly heard the clamoring about the possibility of immediate gas shortages coming from Cook Inlet. If we can accomplish both - turn around Cook Inlet production and get a line off the North...
Lawmakers press DNR's Sullivan on Cook Inlet production

...production levels, utilities clamoring about looming gas shortages and a perceived disconnect between utilities' and the...utilities, DNR does recognize the seriousness of a gas shortage.But, Sullivan stressed Cook Inlet is not a depleted...
Hilcorp starts operation of Marathon assets

...Kenai Unit.When asked if Hilcorp - a company known for turning around production at aging fields - could help with the gas shortage crisis, Barnes had a quick answer."We don't buy assets to ride a decline curve down," he said. "So we'll...


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