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Time to stand up against corporate interests

...Alaska's people and for our shared resources. First there were the announcements of "new" North Slope expenditures by major producers, ConocoPhillips and BP ... mainly projects that had already been years in the planning. (Dare we hope that we...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2013-06-18/time-to-stand-up-against-
Letters
Alaska's oil tax: Measuring risk and reward

...investment next year, next year, next year." We appreciate Mulva's candor, and we encourage the state's other major producers to be just as candid -- and give us a similar commitment to future exploration and production. Big Oil is not a...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/041011/ope_813258524.shtml
Opinion
State incentives give a boost for Cook Inlet

...projects done by companies with sufficient financial resources that they didn't really need any help from the state. Major producers are cautious in predicting increased investment because of the incentives. The combination of those with regulatory...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/052410/new_643819082.shtml
News
Opportunity is knocking: Alaska salmon need protection from mixing-zone loophole

...The technology exists to re-inject the billions of gallons of toxic wastes dumped annually, and Cook Inlet's major producer Chevron just announced net profits of $18.7 billion for 2007. But it's cheaper for Chevron to avoid the cost...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/031308/oped_4570.shtml
Opinion
A renewed sense of optimism for exploration

...community, once again lifting the hopes of residents and producers alike. Gone for the most part are the days of the major producers relying on older wells. Instead a host of smaller companies are eager to explore, test and prove up the resources...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2011-12-04/a-renewed-sense-of-optimism-for-e
Opinion
China to become state's top export customer

...in 2010 for the same period of 2011. The Red Dog Mine north of Kotzebue and the Greens Creek Mine near Juneau are major producers of zinc, and both mines well in international markets. China also purchases gold from the Kensington Mine near Juneau...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-12-31/china-to-become-states-top-export-cu
News
BP, ConocoPhillips endorse LNG project as best for North Slope gas

...with the CEOs to discuss how to align the major Slope producers on a major gas project. ExxonMobil Corp., another major producer, participated in the meetings but did not comment afterward while the leaders of BP and ConocoPhillips said their...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-01-05/bp-conocophillips-endorse-lng-projec
News
Export extension good news, but issues remain

...that would include a spur line to Southcentral, as well as a smaller diameter bullet line. And two of the three major producers on the North Slope are backing a different pipeline to the Lower 48. We have yet to learn what commitments open seasons...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/101010/ope_718541525.shtml
Opinion
Denali gets bids for gas line

...state's AGIA requirement sets up a conflict with FERC rules, the producing companies have argued. Similarly, the major producers dislike committing to a set debt-equity ratio in financing because the amount of debt and equity investment should...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/101110/new_718960750.shtml
News
Exxon makes move on XTO: Purchase will affect 2 Cook Inlet platforms

...an all-stock deal worth $31 billion that some analysts say could signal a new rush to own natural gas assets by major producers, and perhaps the start of a significant consolidation in the energy industry. "Exxon is the group leader and it...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121609/new_530194371.shtml

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