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Shell Oil asks for more time on Beaufort, Chukchi Leases

Shell Oil asks for more time on Beaufort, Chukchi LeasesShell Oil has spent the better part of a decade – and more than $6 billion – trying to explore prospects in the Alaskan Arctic, but they have little to show for it.

As field season ends, gasline becomes focal point in gubernatorial race

As field season ends, gasline becomes focal point in gubernatorial raceHow much money do you have to spend to get a handful of dirt? About half a billion, if you’re talking about samples from the proposed site for a natural gas liquification plant in Nikiski.

Update: KSM mine project wins key permits

Update: KSM mine project wins key permitsA controversial British Columbia mine northeast of Ketchikan has gained some key permits needed for construction.

Electric vehicle owners power up at Eagle Beach

Electric vehicle owners power up at Eagle BeachLocal businesses and nonprofits raised $50,000 to install a network of electric vehicle charging stations on the Juneau road system

Shell sketches plans for Arctic drilling in 2015

Shell sketches plans for Arctic drilling in 2015Shell filed a new plan to explore the Chukchi Sea with federal regulators in Anchorage.

U.S. Dept. of Energy hopes to assist rural communities with renewable projects

U.S. Dept. of Energy hopes to assist rural communities with renewable projectsEnergy costs are rising and state and federal budgets are overstretched, putting pressure on communities in rural Alaska to meet their long-term energy needs.

Update: Power outage caused by Snettisham line fault

Update: Power outage caused by Snettisham line faultAlaska Electric Light & Power reports all customers were back on hydroelectric generation by early afternoon

Touring by Tesla

Touring by TeslaGuy Hall is an electric car evangelist. He drove from the California-Mexico border to Fairbanks in a Tesla Model S to spread the word.

In tight race, oil tax referendum behind

In tight race, oil tax referendum behindWith some ballots yet to be counted, a referendum to repeal Gov. Sean Parnell’s signature oil tax law is trailing by nearly 7,000 votes.

Sec. Moniz: We won’t be obstacle to Alaska gas exports

Sec. Moniz: We won’t be obstacle to Alaska gas exportsSecretary of Energy Ernest Moniz says the No. 1 way his department can help spur natural gas exports on the North Slope is by staying out of the way.