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  1. Grocery tax relief measure makes 2015 ballotRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    A petition that aims to rescind a Kenai Peninsula Borough grocery tax ordinance has been certified and will be put on the October 2015 ballot. Proposition 1 seeks to repeal a 2008 borough ordinance that authorized general law cities in the borough to collect 3 percent sales taxes on non-prepared foods during the wintertime.

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  2. Board allows municipalities to weigh in on gasline taxesRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    After months of meetings, a municipal board formed to give Gov. Sean Parnell input on the proposed Alaska LNG Project has been inundated with information. It is working toward a recommendation on the controversial move from the current property tax model to a payment in lieu of taxes, or PILT, model.

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  3. Feds authorize LNG exports to FTA countriesRead the original story

    Nov 21, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The U.S. Department of Energy will allow the proposed Alaska LNG Project to export liquefied natural gas from the North Slope to free trade agreement countries, but the project is still waiting for permission to export to non-FTA countries. The primary market for Alaska LNG exports is the non-FTA countries, such as Japan, China and India, although a project could also send some LNG to South Korea, which is an FTA country.

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  4. Scientists say invasive elodea at Alexander Lake threatens salmonRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Elodea, an invasive aquatic plant, was spotted at the lake when the Alaska Department of Fish and Game team went to check minnow traps there, said Heather Stewart, a natural resource specialist for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Agriculture. Stewart and her colleagues surveyed the lake in early September after ADFG notified them of the invader.

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  5. Gasline battle heats up in homestretchRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    In one of the final debates before the Nov. 4 election, Gov. Sean Parnell and his challenger Bill Walker jabbed at each other over the gas pipeline, health care, the state budget and in-state energy policy. Parnell, a Republican, is seeking his second full term.

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  6. Alaska LNG holds open house in NikiskiRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Very few things seemed as interesting to the crowd as finding bird's-eye-views of the homes in Nikiski in the two oversized map-books on a table near the back of room Tuesday in the Nikiski Middle-High School cafeteria. More than 115 people signed in to the Alaska LNG project open house, the first of 12 scheduled across the state, as organizers share information about the multi-billion dollar natural gas development that would pipe gas from the North Slope and Prudhoe Bay to the Kenai Peninsula.

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  7. Parnell pits record versus a riskya rhetoricRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Gov. Sean Parnell contrasts his record against opponent Bill Walker's rhetoric in an Oct. 16 interview at the Journal office. He predicted a Walker victory would kill the ongoing effort to develop an LNG export project and strongly defended himself against criticism that he is too deeply tied to the oil industry.

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  8. Land buys, surveys continue at proposed Nikiski LNG siteRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Several reporters and industry representatives from ExxonMobil and the Alaska LNG Project visited the Kenai Peninsula Oct. 9 during a showcase of the research projects currently underway to determine whether Nikiski is a viable site for the terminus of a massive energy project. The Alaska LNG Project, a group with representatives from the state, oil companies and pipeline builders, flew several reporters to Nikiski where the group has been purchasing land and conducting geotechnical surveys near a site that could house a liquefaction plant for the project.

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  9. Japan consortium hires firm to assess Port Mac LNG plantRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    A small, upstart Japanese company is plugging away on its ambitious plan for a new medium-sized liquefied natural gas plant on upper Cook Inlet. Its goal is to beat North Slope producers in getting new Alaska LNG to Japan.

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  10. Guest Commentary: Gasline an important part of the governora s raceRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The governor race in Alaska has taken an interesting turn with independent Republican Bill Walker jumping out of his party and platform to team with Byron Mallott, the Democrat's candidate aligned with Sen. Mark Begich and President Obama. If this alliance wins, then it will have a major impact on the ongoing gasline projects.

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  11. NTSB releases report on Rediske crash, plane may have been overloadedRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    After more than a year of investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board released the details of its investigation into a July 2013 plane crash that killed 10 people, including Nikiski pilot Willy Rediske. While the NTSB hasn't released its official finding of cause for the accident, several hundred pages of documents, including photos and descriptions of passenger cellphone video documenting the crash - have been released to the public.

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  12. FERC filing another important step for Alaska LNG ProjectRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Step by step, the Alaska LNG Project is moving forward. The project made a big advance Sept.

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  13. Ajoc Editorial: First LNG steps, and a word on the First AmendmentRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    A Chinese proverb states that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and so it goes with the Alaska LNG Project. More than a few of those important initial steps have been taken less than nine months after the major North Slope producers, pipeline company TransCanada and the State of Alaska signed a "heads of agreement" statement outlining a large-diameter pipeline and export plant project.

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  14. Flint Hills refinery closure makes for higher-priced asphaltRead the original story

    Sep 4, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Prices for asphalt have spiked this construction season following the closure of the Flint Hills Resources refinery in North Pole. A 20 percent increase for projects around Fairbanks and remote areas is being driven by the additional costs of transporting asphalt oil from the Tesoro refinery in Nikiski.

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  15. Cook Inlet oil production increases 25% in last yearRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Oil production has nearly doubled in Cook Inlet since 2005 from its low point of about 8,900 barrels per day to 16,200 barrels per day now.

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  16. Kenai Borough seeks to skip EIS for North Road ExtensionRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Kenai Peninsula Borough is taking steps to extend the North Road past its end at the Captain Cook State Recreation Area.

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  17. Foss Maritime constructing three new tugs for Arctic workRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    At right, Jason Robb holds a tag line to swing the lower portion of the house around and set it on top of the hull during construction of the new Arctic Class tug being built by Foss Maritime at its Rainier Shipyard in Oregon.

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  18. Refinery tax credit bill signed, renews Tesoro royalty contractRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Tesoro refinery in Nikiski will benefit from a tax credit bill signed by Gov. Sean Parnell on July 29. New investments will be eligible for a 40 percent tax credit under the legislation.

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  19. Alaska LNG Project buying land, securing accessRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Executives involved in efforts to advance a liquefied natural gas project in Alaska appear before the Senate Resources Committee on Feb. 5 in Juneau.

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  20. Permit filed to export Alaska LNGRead the original story

    Jul 24, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    An application was filed July 18 for the U.S. Department of Energy export permit for the project.

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