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  1. Alaska companies release private data for global seabed mapping projectRead the original story

    Friday Sep 7 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The NOAA Ship Fairweather regularly conducts reconnaissance missions to help NOAA prioritize its efforts to update navigational charts in the Arctic. NOAA and private companies in Alaska are participating in the global Seabed 2030 project which aims to map the seafloor.


  2. Fuel for North Slope oil production arrives by barge for the first timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Diesel fuel is offloaded from a barge to a tanker for delivery to Colville's fuel storage facility at Deadhorse, Alaska. August 30th, 2018.


  3. Two major Arctic oil projects near approvalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 30 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    CD5, ConocoPhillips' first oil development within the boundaries of NPR-A. Conoco may soon get approval for a third development there.


  4. Tanker truck rollover and fuel spill on the Dalton Highway leaves driver deadRead the original story

    Monday Aug 27 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A truck makes its way south on the Dalton Highway near Coldfoot, Alaska. A transport driver is dead and cleanup continues after a fuel tanker bound for Prudhoe Bay rolled down an embankment on the Dalton Highway early Friday morning.


  5. Record-breaking earthquake recorded on North SlopeRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A large earthquake was recorded on the North Slope, 52 miles southwest of Kaktovik at around 7 am Sunday, Aug. 12. So far, there are no reports of any major impacts to communities or infrastructure as a result of the magnitude 6.4 quake. "This is the biggest earthquake within a few hundred miles, at least, of that area that we have records for," said Alaska Earthquake Center seismologist Michael West.


  6. Using data as a carrot, Alaska hopes to entice interest in oil lease saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The state of Alaska is offering oil companies a sneak preview on three North Slope areas it's putting up for bid at this year's oil and gas lease sale. Under a tax program enacted in 2003 , oil companies agreed to release exploration data to the state in exchange for tax credits.


  7. 'There really isn't anything held back' - A whaling festival in NuiqsutRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Whaling captain Herbert Ipalook Sr. is sitting in the driver's seat of a white pickup truck. It's parked at the center of a sandy baseball field in Nuiqsut, a village of about 400 on the North Slope, not far from where the Colville River meets the Arctic Ocean.


  8. Conoco buys up BP's stake in Alaska's No. 2 oil fieldRead the original story

    Jul 3, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    In a deal announced today , ConocoPhillips said it will take over BP's 39.2 percent interest in the Greater Kuparuk Area. The deal will "continue our strategy of coring up our legacy asset base in Alaska," Conoco CEO Ryan Lance said in a statement.


  9. New Alaska regs require oil and gas wells anchor below permafrostRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Responders from Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the North Slope Borough and BP Exploration Alaska have been established to respond to natural gas and crude oil discharge near Prudhoe Bay. Companies drilling oil and gas wells in Alaska will now have to dig deep enough to avoid problems stemming from thawing permafrost.


  10. Alaska LNG project president says he's done 'preaching to the non-believers'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    AGDC president Keith Meyer speaks at a public meeting in Anchorage on May 9, 2018. Since taking the lead on the gasline project about two years ago, the Walker administration has doggedly pursued its plan for the megaproject.


  11. State corporation announces tentative deal with BP to buy gas for Alaska LNG projectRead the original story

    May 7, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation announced on May 7 that it had agreed on the terms of a gas sales agreement with BP Alaska. According to a media release from the state corporation, the two have not finalized that long-term gas sales agreement, but they expect to do it this year.


  12. Why a Papua New Guinea company is taking over one of Alaska's biggest oil fieldsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Oil Search Alaska LLC President Keiran Wulff at the company's Anchorage office. Before getting in to who's drilling there and why, let's make one thing clear about this oil field: the state of Alaska thinks it's a very big deal.


  13. Feds take key step toward approving another Conoco development in NPR-ARead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A flow line curves above the horizon on the western North Slope, not far from where Conoco hopes to build the Greater Mooses Tooth 2 project. The federal government has taken a key step in the permitting process for a new oil development in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, west of Prudhoe Bay.


  14. State regulator pushes for stronger laws to deal with abandoned oil wellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A top state regulator is asking the legislature to make sure oil companies pay to clean up old oil wells, even after the wells are sold to a different company. Forester said it's becoming more common for smaller oil companies to operate in Alaska, and those companies may be more financially unstable.


  15. Scientist resigns in tussle over release of National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska dataRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    An oil lease sale for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska saw limited interest, despite more land being offered than ever before. The magazine Mother Jones reports that a top scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey resigned late last year to protest what he saw as a threat to the agency's scientific integrity just before the Geological Survey released a major assessment of how much oil and gas it believes is in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.


  16. Two lives that came together at the top of the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Nancy and Andrew Grant, pictured behind the front desk of their hotel in UtqiaA vik in January 2018. "He does not remember meeting me," Nancy Grant says of her first encounter with her now-husband, Andrew Grant.


  17. More layoffs announced at Prudhoe BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    As a result of a contract change with BP, over 230 Prudhoe Bay workers will be laid off in March, although they can pursue employment with the new contractor (Photo by Elizabeth Harball/Alaska's Energy Desk} Over 260 Alaska workers - including over 180 union employees - will be laid off March 31 as a result of a contract change with oil company BP. Most of the employees were working at Prudhoe Bay.


  18. New federal report looks at wildlife in a changing ANWRRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    When the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge opens up to drilling, this largely untouched land could have new visitors as oil and gas exploration gets underway. So, what does that mean for the animals who already live there? A new federal report doesn't answer that question.


  19. Two lawsuits challenge NPR-A lease saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Two coalitions of environmental groups filed separate lawsuits Friday challenging the federal government's December lease sale in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The government offered 10 million acres at that sale - all the land within NPR-A that was designated eligible for development.


  20. Who released the bulk of greenhouse gases into Alaska's air?Read the original story

    Jan 31, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    An oil rig contracting for BP looms on the horizon at Prudhoe Bay. According to the state's Department of Environmental Conservation, between 1990 and 2015, the industrial sector contributed most of it .


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