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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...
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...
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...
What others say: Low heating oil prices bring relief, but residents should stay the course on IEP

...paradigm.In past years - even last winter, when slumping oil prices coincided with relatively mild temperatures - the heating...nearly as burdensome as before. In fall 2012, heating oil prices were above $4 per gallon. In 2013, they stood at...
Alaskans eager to learn amount of upcoming payout

ANCHORAGE - Oil prices are so low, they're hovering at benchmarks not seen in years, plunging...according to Walker's office. It's a situation exacerbated by low oil prices, and the state is using money from savings to help balance the budget...
AKDOT budget cuts limit winter road clearance

...Transportation's ability to clear roads this winter.Falling oil prices have forced the state legislature to trim more than...want the communities to realize the impacts that lower oil prices are having our ability to maintain the roads to a level...
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...
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...
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...
Shell move dims oil prospects, delights environmentalists

...price has fallen by around a third over the past year as oil prices have fallen by half, to about $45 a barrel.Those weak oil prices are forcing oil companies around the world to cancel...


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