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Cook Inlet oil production up 25 percent

...Inlet oil is sold to Tesoro Corp.'s refinery near Kenai, the increased production helps maintain the viability of that plant, which produces most of the gasoline in the state as well as jet fuel and diesel.The increases in production have...
High school artist has an eye for images

Rachel Lee walked by that plant in that bottle, sitting unassumingly on her family's kitchen counter, for several years before deciding to take the photograph...
Refuge Notebook: Genetic diversity of wildlife on the Kenai Peninsula is a mixed bag

...from the adjacent mainland by a narrow, 10-mile wide isthmus only recently de-glaciated, it's logical to assume that plant dispersal and wildlife movement have been minimal with restricted genetic mixing. So although species diversity is relatively...
More gas available, but distribution still has weak points

...only one way, to bring gas from the west side of the Inlet to the east side to the Agrium Corp. fertilizer plant. That plant is now closed.Converting the one-direction flow to two-direction, which was done with a recent state appropriation...
Honey company owner has something to say

...Alaska, honey has more than one use. If you are allergic to something, eating a little bee-collected pollen from that plant or tree can begin the end of that allergy, Skipwith said. His family also uses it an anti-bacterial salve on cuts...
'Weeding the garden' takes on new meaning

...there and hadn't seen anything. Sure enough, he found the plant "snuggled" in amongst he snapdragons. He said, "That plant looks like a weed. Hell, it is a weed!" Sleater uprooted the 2-foot plant and took it down to the Soldotna Police...
Palin's signing of bill a step in right direction

...operations for generations to come, Blue Sky means jobs for hundreds of Alaskans. Plant construction and, following that, plant operations, will employ hundreds of workers here on the Kenai Peninsula. Statewide, the project means jobs for coal...
Council looks at water, sewer

...not be forced to comply unless their well or septic system failed. "If we don't get control of what is coming into that plant," Wood warned, "we're looking at another $3 to $5 million upgrade of either our water system or our wastewater...
Homer adapting to changes in market

...access. Almost every other dock in Alaska is owned by a processing plant, which requires a boat to sell its catch to that plant. In Homer, competition thrives, they said. And because of the road system, the fish can be at Ted Stevens International...
Cook Inlet oil, gas exploration in flux: Smaller independent companies move into basin as large producers cut back in region

...their fertilizer plant. They cited the supply shortage as a primary factor in their decision. Like the LNG plant, that plant provided swing gas when demanded was greater than the local supply. But smaller companies are continuing exploration...


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