The consortium planning the big North Slope gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas export project has taken another big step. An application was filed Friday for the U.S. Department of Energy export permit for the project. North Slope producers, TransCanada Corp. and the state of Alaska asked for permission to export up to 20 million metric tons yearly of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, from Alaska, the group announced in a press release.
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The U.S. Department of the Interior canceled a scheduled lease sale that would have opened up more plots in the Cook Inlet for oil development.
Step by step, Shell is moving closer to gaining final permission to drill exploration wells in offshore Arctic waters next summer. But, environmental groups aren't giving up on court challenges. Earth Justice has filed with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals a new appeal of Shell's exploration plan for the Beaufort Sea. In recent developments, the U.S. Department of the Interior filed a record of decision approving a revised supplemental environmental impact statement for the Chukchi Sea OCS Lease Sale 193 with a federal district court in Alaska.
A wooden warehouse erected nearly a century ago is being deconstructed due to multiple constraints that stifled its use. The 40,000-square-foot Columbia Wards Fisheries warehouse located at Kenai Landing has sat empty for the past two years. Building codes, available funds and an inability to attract enough visitors prompted the facility's demise. Steve Agni, Kenai Landing Inc.'s deconstruction project manager, worked for seven years attempting to use the former cannery warehouse as an indoor marketplace, but current economics limited his efforts.
A "flying eyeball" has helped the Homer Department of Fish and Game biologists study fish populations for the past five years.
Gov. Frank Murkowski has recommended the U.S. Minerals Management Service continue evaluating the option of dropping restrictions against joint bidding by oil and gas exploration companies in Cook Inlet and elsewhere in Alaska's federally controlled Outer Continental Shelf.
Homer resident Kevin David Bell died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, of cancer at South Peninsula Hospital. He was 53.
LEGAL NOTICE U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability for review of a Draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed 3-Dimensional seismic survey to be conducted on lands within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). The Service has
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