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Is it spring yet?

...things are beginning to move a little "down there." The biggest issue thus far, if you don't count the ever-present Oil Patch Syndrome, is public schools. I DO have a horse in that race, as should everyone, so I pay attention to what's going...

...Transportation warns the public, emergency responders and shippers about the potential high volatility of crude from the Bakken oil patch. The sprawling oil shale reserve is fueling the surging industry in eastern Montana and western North Dakota, which...
What others say: Oil work creates some disruption

...caused by any lay-offs attributable to a drop in state revenues won't necessarily be alleviated by hiring in the oil patches. Also, if you're a beneficiary of other state services that get cut because of falling revenue, again, the aggregate...
KPC hosts networking luncheon with Alliance

...hands on in the oilfield, but we lay down a base knowledge that replaces the way a new hire would be mentored in the oil patch and gives them an idea of the language, how things work, the math behind it, procedures and the students are able to...
Voices of Alaska: Oil industry crucial to Alaska economy additional capital will result in 50,000 barrels of new oil per day, which means more state revenues and 60,000 oil patch jobs over 20 years.This is great news for everyone - especially the state, our economy and our families. Alaskans...
State must diversify economy or be bound to fossil fuel prices

...position for the state. Whether or not Ballot Measure 1 passes in August, it's a stipulated fact that the Prudhoe Bay oil patch - which provides the bulk of state oil and gas revenues - is a mature field. While Gov. Parnell's oil tax reforms...
Jess Bailey Hinds

...School in 1962. Bailey began his oilfield career as a Production Operator for Getty Oil Company in the Permian Basin oil patch in 1962. Like many in the crude oil regions of West Texas, Bailey got enough in his blood to keep him hooked on oil...
Fantastic fill-ins

...minute's notice to beat it north in search of a better opportunity. Some staked their claim to gold. Others to an oil patch. Heinzer and Miller have staked out regular spots in the lineup for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League...
Where's the concern?

...about the budget for the state of Alaska. Chief among those concerns is whether the state revenue generated from the oil patch will be enough to cover the current spending plan without having to dip into the state's savings account. Legislators...

...Legislature only looks as far ahead as the next election and hasn't developed a consistent energy agenda. Development in the oil patch is actually happening the way it's supposed to, it's just happening at a slower pace than what we need.Secondly...


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