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Proposed Arctic drilling regs take holistic look at safety

Proposed Arctic drilling regs take holistic look at safetyThe heads of the two federal agencies in charge of off-shore oil and gas drilling visited Alaska last week to discuss proposed safety regulations for drilling in the Arctic.

Contractor to continue cleanup of federal ‘legacy’ wells

A contractor will begin work this month remediating six "legacy" wells drilled by the federal government decades ago in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

State considers B.C. mines as promoters plan visit

State considers B.C. mines as promoters plan visitA new Walker-Mallott administration working group is addressing British Columbia's mining boom near its border with Alaska. But the group is not ready to take the stands mine critics hope for.

Sec. Jewell on the Hot Seat in Murkowski’s Committee

Sec. Jewell on the Hot Seat in Murkowski’s CommitteeMurkowski used the occasion to bash Jewell for recent department decisions blocking oil development on the North Slope.

Walker seeks to scale up state gasline project

Walker seeks to scale up state gasline projectWalker would like to substantially grow the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project, so the state could sell gas to Asian buyers, too.

Port officials call for “tweaks” to Shell moorage plan

Port officials call for “tweaks” to Shell moorage planAs Shell tries to chart a course back to the Arctic this summer, the company is looking for new space to store its drill rigs in Unalaska.

BLM clears way for petroleum reserve development

BLM clears way for petroleum reserve developmentBLM has issued a decision that it says will open the way for the first oil and gas production from federal lands in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

Upon filing settlement legislation, Walker drops Point Thomson lawsuit

Upon filing settlement legislation, Walker drops Point Thomson lawsuitGov. Bill Walker has introduced legislation clarifying the powers of the attorney general when settling litigation related to Alaska’s oil and gas resources.

Regulators stand behind Chukchi lease sale

Regulators stand behind Chukchi lease saleFederal regulators are suggesting that Shell’s disputed oil leases in the Chukchi Sea be left intact.

B.C. mine gets OK to test mill, tailings pond

B.C. mine gets OK to test mill, tailings pondA new copper and gold mine in Southeast Alaska’s Stikine River watershed is a significant step closer to opening.