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  1. Wackowski named senior Interior advisorRead the original story

    Friday Jun 2 | Petroleum News

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has named Steve Wackowski of Anchorage as his senior advisor for Alaska affairs. Zinke made the announcement May 30 while on a tour of Alaska and said Wackowski will be based in Anchorage.

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  2. BOEM opens Cook Inlet bids onlineRead the original story

    Friday May 26 | Petroleum News

    The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will open bids for its Cook Inlet outer continental shelf lease sale in Anchorage June 21 - and for the first time in an Alaska OCS lease sale, the opening will not be open to the general public, media or industry.

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  3. A massive Cook Inlet gas resourceRead the original story

    Friday May 26 | Petroleum News

    Consultant says there may be 1,300 trillion cubic feet of natural gas dissolved in non-potable water aquifers that could be produced There are massive quantities of methane, the primary component of natural gas, dissolved in non-potable aquifers in the Cook Inlet region, Gary Player, a consulting petroleum geologist, told the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Pacific Section annual meeting on May 22 in Anchorage.

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  4. Aurora to sellRead the original story

    May 5, 2017 | Petroleum News

    In a plan filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Anchorage in early April and amended toward the end of the month, the local independent producer proposed selling off its assets, including its properties on the west side of Cook Inlet, to pay its creditors. Aurora believes a sale could come close to recovering the nearly $1.5 million it owes creditors.

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  5. State OKs terminal purchaseRead the original story

    May 5, 2017 | Petroleum News

    The state of Alaska has approved a purchase and sale agreement transferring ownership of Tesoro's Terminal 1 at the Port of Anchorage to Petro Star Inc. Petro Star is an Arctic Slope Regional Corp. subsidiary and ASRC said in a May 2 statement that Petro Star is now 'one step closer to owning Termi....

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  6. Oil Patch Bits: Afognak sets annual Youth Charity Golf TournamentRead the original story

    May 5, 2017 | Petroleum News

    On June 29 Afognak Native Corp. will host its second annual Afognak Youth Charity Golf Tournament at the Anchorage Golf Course, located at 3651 O'Malley Road. Proceeds from the annual charity golf tournament allow the Native Village of Afognak and the Native Village of Port Lions Tribes to support youth development programs, such as the Dig Afognak camp, after-school and Alutiiq week cultural activities, Alutiiq language lessons, and culturally based preschool activities, all of which strengthen Ag'wanermiut 'our community.'

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  7. Senate narrows HB 111Read the original story

    Apr 28, 2017 | Petroleum News

    House Bill 111 emerged from the Senate Resources Committee April 24 focused, Chair Cathy Giessel said, around items on which the Senate has consensus. The bill, changes to the state's oil and gas tax and credit system, originated in House Resources and had a substantial rewrite in House Finance before being passed by the House on a 21-19 party line vote, supported by the House majority caucus of Democrats, Independents and some Republicans.

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  8. Mining News: Quaterra options GroundhogRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2017 | Petroleum News

    There are good indications that large porphyry copper deposits may be found beyond the borders of the Pebble property held by Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. Quaterra Resources Inc. has cut a deal on Groundhog, one of the most promising of these prospects in this area of Southwest Alaska known for its world-class copper potential. 'The Groundhog project offers the potential to discover a major deposit in an established porphyry belt,' said Quaterra Chairman and CEO Tom Patton.

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  9. Two spring areawide lease sales June 21Read the original story

    Apr 21, 2017 | Petroleum News

    The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas, has scheduled bid openings for the annual areawide Cook Inlet and Alaska Peninsula lease sales for June 21 at the Atwood Building in Anchorage.

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  10. AEA closing its Anchorage warehouseRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2017 | Petroleum News

    Staff to be relocated to agency's Anchorage office; power plant construction work to be contracted out rather than done in house Faced with state budgetary constraints, the Alaska Energy Authority is closing its north Anchorage warehouse, the facility that it has been using for the design, assembly and support of small-scale power generation facilities for rural Alaska.

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  11. Chugach Electric extends gas agreementRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2017 | Petroleum News

    Anchorage based electricity utility Chugach Electric Association has told the Regulatory Commission of Alaska that it has extended a gas supply agreement with Cook Inlet Energy LLC by five years from its previous expiry date of March 31, 2018, to March 31, 2023.

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  12. REI closing downRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2017 | Petroleum News

    Resources Energy Inc., a Japanese company that has been pursuing the potential exporting of liquefied natural gas from the Cook Inlet basin, is closing its Alaska operations. Mary Ann Pease, the company's Alaska vice president, told Petroleum News on March 28 that the company has been unable to secure a supply of gas at a price that would enable Cook Inlet LNG to be competitive in today's global LNG market.

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  13. Oil Patch Bits: BELL announces trio of executive promotionsRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2017 | Petroleum News

    BELL & Associates is proud to announce three large promotions in its Anchorage office and firm headquarters. BELL's three new executives include: Frank 'FT' Bell as its chief operations officer; Kyle Griffiths as its chief financial officer; and Chris Burt, PE, as its chief technology officer.

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  14. Freeman named Exxon's US government relations managerRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2017 | Petroleum News

    Former Alaska resident Ken Freeman has a new position with ExxonMobil at corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas. He has been appointed U.S. government relations manager for the mega-major oil company.

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  15. Mining News: Another Lucky ShotRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2017 | Petroleum News

    Miranda Gold Corp. and Gold Torrent Inc. have their sights set on opening a high-grade gold mine at the historic Willow Creek property in the Hatcher Pass region of Southcentral Alaska by the end of 2018. Only about 75 miles north of Anchorage, this 8,700-acre property blankets a large portion of the Willow Creek mining district, including the pre-World War II Lucky Shot and War Baby mines.

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  16. Oil Patch Bits: MagTec sells portion of its assets to Delta LeasingRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2017 | Petroleum News

    MagTec Alaska LLC, a Kenai-based oil and gas support services and equipment rental company since 2008, announced that it has sold a portion of its North Slope equipment assets and its Prudhoe Bay shop facility to Delta Leasing. MagTec will focus its North Slope business unit to concentrate on North Slope drilling support, with expanded offerings including new rig mats, a large inventory of storage and service tanks, glycol heaters, steam boilers, envirovacs and complete tank farm packages to support any project.

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  17. Oil Patch Bits: Delta Leasing's acquisition will grow Slope businessRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2017 | Petroleum News

    Delta Leasing LLC, an Anchorage based oil and gas support services company, announced that it has purchased substantial North Slope assets of MagTec Alaska. MagTec is a Kenai-based equipment and vehicle leasing firm that has been a major supplier to North Slope operators.

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  18. 3,000 jobs lost in 2015Read the original story

    Feb 10, 2017 | Petroleum News

    A new report from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development says that, following 10 years of steady increase, employment in Alaska's oil industry dropped from 14,100 in 2015 to 11,100 in 2016. The report, written by DLWD economist Neal Fried and published in the department's Alaska Economic Trends magazine, also comments that the history of oil employment in Alaska shows significant fluctuations in employment levels over the years - the 10-year period of job growth that has just ended was preceded by 15 years of job losses.

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  19. Pooling the powerRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2017 | Petroleum News

    The three Southcentral Alaska electric utilities, Chugach Electric Association, Municipal Light & Power and Matanuska Electric Association, have signed an agreement to pool the use of their power generation and transmission assets, the utilities announced on Jan. 30. By sharing the use of generation facilities, routing the power appropriately across the transmission grid to electricity demand centers and using coordinated arrangements for the supply of natural gas to fuel the generators, the utilities will be able to make maximum use of the newest gas-fired power stations in the Southcentral section of the Railbelt grid. The result will be savings in the amount of natural gas required to generate power.

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  20. No substantial new info for spring salesRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2017 | Petroleum News

    The director of the Alaska Division of Oil and Gas has issued a decision of no substantial new information for the 2017 Cook Inlet and Alaska Peninsula areawide lease sales.

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