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State hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

...the Obama administration, she said.Walker is expected to meet Wednesday with the Interior secretary to discuss oil development in Alaska, Marquette said.Walker flew to Washington so he could accompany Obama on Air Force One on the president's...
Groups seek to end Arctic Ocean drilling

...probably a bigger one than Shell is going to admit," Sharp said. Greenpeace remains opposed to Arctic offshore oil development and will turn its attention to other Alaska leases and potential drilling in other countries, she said. "We don't...
BlueCrest, WesPac ink deal to develop Cosmo

...capacity of the production facilities gives an indication of the reserve size."We had been focused mainly on the oil development with the gas as a secondary goal, but WesPac came in and will now fund and accelerate the gas development," he...
AIDEA approves $30 million deal for Cosmo development

...however. The leases were sold to BlueCrest and Buccaneer after Pioneer Natural Resources decided to focus on shale oil development in Texas.Tim Bradner can be reached a
Voices of the Peninsula: Cook Inlet navigation - safe as can be?

...American Oil Platform B was under construction. There was lots of activity and excitement in the area as new plans for oil development progressed.Since then, I can recall lots of near misses, oil spills, pipeline leaks and vessels sinking. I've...
Report: Poor management led to Shell grounding

...groups said the report emphasizes deficiencies that make the oil industry and government ill-prepared to deal with oil development in the Arctic Ocean."Today's report again shows that Shell did not appreciate or plan for the risks of operating...
What others say: The Obama jab

...tandem with another anticipated Alaska-related announcement - placement of Alaska's offshore Arctic off limits to oil development.Obama's proposal would designate almost 12.3 million acres in ANWR as wilderness. This designation would be...
North Dakota, Alaska locked in rivalry for oil, population

...unemployment rate in the nation, less than 3 percent.Iverson, North Dakota's demographer, said the explosion of oil development has made population estimates difficult, if not impossible."There is a real danger of doing population projections...
Bookey, Gabriel, Schrag talk development, city priorities, goals

...Kenai Municipal Airport and the airport's land leases. Also, the Marathon Road industrial park and Cook Inlet oil development will likely help promote business growth of the airport lands, he said. Schrag said business development should...
French will restore Alaska

...Alaska like a colony? We now have four decades of history to answer that query. Few would question the benefits of oil development and the royalty and tax money that has paid for much of the State's infrastructure, government operations, and...


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