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What others say: Budget reality

...Highway System has brought home the state budget situation in a very real way.Most Alaskans understand that plunging oil prices have slashed the revenues that fund most of our state government. Most of us knew that state services would be cut as...
What other's say: 'Kayaktavists' and a whole lot of head-shaking

...had to be halted due to the dangers of drifting ice, for instance.We're certain Shell will return to the Arctic if oil prices ever drift closer to $100 per barrel. Similarly, we speculate the cost of doing business in the far north will only...
Report lays out buyout costs

...infrastructure. Estimates in the report assume a baseline $45 billion cost for the Alaska LNG Project and long-term oil prices in the $80 per barrel range, also in 2015 dollars. Currently, TransCanada, an Alberta-based pipeline company...
State hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

...when state spending is under renewed scrutiny as Alaska grapples with multibillion-dollar budget deficits amid low oil prices.The firm Perkins Coie was hired in a contract running from July 8 to Aug. 31, when Obama arrived in Alaska for a...
School board candidates anticipate budget challenges

...Downing and Anderson have cited the state's responses to the $3 billion deficit caused by the drop in international oil prices, as their reasons for returning. "There are complexities requiring folks that don't need a year-and-a-half...
Robin Davis: Exerienced, cooperative leadership needed

...well as times of need. My Priorities:? The best interests of the people of District 1. - During this period of low oil prices, I promise to do my best to keep people employed and our local businesses viable.? Education - John F. Kennedy stated...
Gas pipeline is focus of Alaska special session

...seen as a way to inject new revenue into state coffers as oil production from the North Slope continues to dwindle and oil prices plummet."It's only bold because it hasn't been done before," Walker told The Associated Press in a phone interview...
October session on TransCanada buyout coming continuing to spend millions on pre-front end engineering and design, or pre-FEED, work during a time of low oil prices, he said.Still to be resolved are financial agreements among the state and producers, which need to be hashed out...
Cook Inlet Energy parent company files for bankruptcy protection and reorganization. The parent company of Alaska based Cook Inlet Energy blamed the substantial decline in oil prices, a drilling plan that resulted in lower-than-expected additional production and the withdrawal of a private lender...
Assembly District 1 candidates discuss issues

...the borough?Davis: First, during this period of low oil prices, I promise to do my best to keep people employed and...sustain borough infrastructure. During this period of low oil prices, it is imperative that we prioritize our limited resources...


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