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  1. Foreign-flagged oil tankers calling on Valdez raise eyebrows, but no issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    A fishing vessel passes by the Valdez Marine Terminal in this AP file photo. BP recently chartered two foreign-flagged oil tankers to export crude oil from Alaska because of a ship in drydock and maintenance at West Coast refineries.


  2. State proposes additional royalty oil sales to Petro StarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 10 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Department of Natural Resources is looking to sell more of its oil to local refineries a few months after finalizing a royalty oil deal with Tesoro Corp. Under the latest proposed royalty oil sale, the state would sell between 18,800 and 23,500 barrels per day of North Slope crude to Petro Star Inc.'s North Pole and Valdez refineries on a one-year contract starting Dec. 1. A second, four-year contract would kick in Dec. 1, 2017, immediately after conclusion of the first, with up to 20,500 barrels per day sold to Petro Star in the first year. Sale volumes from the state would gradually decrease in subsequent contract years to a maximum of 10,500 barrels per day from December 2020 to November 2021.


  3. Don't tell Delta farmers that 1980s project was a bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 10 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Scott Mugrage and his son, Justin, raise Black Angus and Scottish Highland beef cattle on the family farm near Delta. Photo/Shehla Anjum/For the Journal A herd of elk seen at the Mugrage farm near Delta.


  4. Ajoc Editorial: Walker completes transformation of Agdc to AgpaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Gov. Bill Walker likes to talk about his background in construction and how much he loves building things, but so far after a little more than 18 months in office his most successful project has been demolition. The effort to undermine and eventually dismantle the Alaska LNG Project that began within days of Walker taking office in December 2014 culminated July 22 with the official announcement that his former law partner and Attorney General Craig Richards had been signed to a $275-an-hour contract barely a month after he resigned citing personal reasons.


  5. Edison Chouest to build new vessels to take over SERVS contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    A trio of tugs operated by Crowley Marine Services escorts the Polar Alaska oil tanker out of Prince William Sound in this courtesy photo. After 25 years operating the ship escort-response vessel system, or SERVS, contract for Alyeska Pipeline Services Co., Crowley will work over the next two years to pass the contract to Edison Chouest Offshore.


  6. Walker administration shuffled as AG, DNR commissioner step downRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Walker administration looks a lot different after separate announcements were made Thursday that Attorney General Craig Richards and acting Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Marty Rutherford will both be leaving Gov. Bill Walker's cabinet. Richards' resignation is immediate.


  7. Cannabis industry readies for next steps after first licenses approvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The first commercial licenses are issued, growers are gearing up to grow, the Marijuana Control Board is shuffling, and the Alaska marijuana industry is entering a new chapter. Nearly year after the Marijuana Control Board began its commercial cannabis rollout, on June 9 the board gave the go-ahead to over two dozen marijuana growers looking to stock retail shelves later this fall.


  8. AG hires lawyer who advised threatening leasesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards, left, and Gov. Bill Walker have assembled many of their former colleagues from the Alaska Gasline Port Authority into state jobs including Walker's chief of staff, members of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board of directors and now former legal consultant Mark Cotham as a contractor with the Department of Law. Photo/Becky Bohrer/AP The Prudhoe Bay Central Compression Facility is seen in this file photo.


  9. Plan for Southeast alternative fuel revived with propaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    An aggressive proposal to ship low-cost propane to rural Alaska communities will start in Cordova, where the town's fish processing facilities are natural anchor tenants to make the project economic. Alaska Intrastate Gas Co.


  10. Report: More imported gasoline drives up in-state priceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Tesoro refinery in Nikiski mostly produces gasoline for in-state use and exports about 30 percent of each barrel as fuel oil according to a recently released report commissioned at the request of Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, after the Flint Hills refinery closed in 2014. Photo/File/AJOC The market for Alaska's refineries is becoming even tougher with reduced demand and increased pressure to compete with imported fuels.


  11. TAPS value settled at $8B for 5 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The next court battle over the value of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System won't be for at least another five years. Two settlements over the taxable value of TAPS between the State of Alaska, its owners and municipalities along the pipeline corridor were announced March 1. The agreements fix the value of the 800-mile pipeline, for property tax purposes, at $8 billion through 2020, according to a release from the North Slope Borough.


  12. Alyeska pouring efforts into cold-weather opsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Oil from Prudhoe Bay once entered the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System at 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but now comes in at about 106 degrees. The temperature drops as it moves 800 miles toward Valdez, and at current production levels the operator Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.


  13. Ajoc Editorial: Walker starts over on Ak LNGRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    "I'll follow the process in place now, you bet I will. But at the first sign of delay, or someone says 'we're going to slow this down,' that's when the state needs to have a governor who understands what to do and has the guts to say, 'we're going to finish this project as Alaskans.'


  14. Movers & Shakers 11/08/15Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    David Ridge , director, marine operations, for Crowley Maritime Corp., was presented with the 2014 Thomas Crowley award, the company's highest honor, at a recent ceremony at the company's Anchorage office. The exclusive employee recognition program was created in 1985 and only 60 of the company's more than 5,300 employees have received the award symbolized by a limited edition bronze sculpture, which depicts company founder Thomas Crowley ferrying goods to and from ships on San Francisco Bay in the early 1890s.


  15. Alaska goes full year without fishing fatality for first timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Petty Officer 1st Class Billy Rogers and Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Wallin walk the dock in Cordova, Alaska, Sept. 18. Marine Safety Unit Valdez personnel were in Cordova to conduct fishing vessel examinations and provide training to the fishing industry to promote safety and environmental protection in Prince William Sound.


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