An ongoing natural gas leak in Cook Inlet is sparking a debate over pipeline safety. Hilcorp says it can’t shut off the flow of gas through the pipeline without risking an oil spill, but a number of environmental groups disagree.
State regulators wrote that the design information submitted so far is “unacceptable for the department’s decision making process” and that “the very limited data provided to date indicates that substantial vessel design deficiencies may exist, particularly in the area of winter operations.”
U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan brought their case for developing Alaska’s resources to the Oval Office on Wednesday, March 8. Murkowski said they and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with President Donald Trump for nearly an hour.
There’s a lot of excitement building about three big oil discoveries on Alaska’s North Slope. Caelus, Armstrong and ConocoPhillips all recently announced they’ve found huge new oil fields. But what does it take to prove an oil discovery?
A new, large wind turbine is coming to Bethel. Anna Sattler, the rural liaison for the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, said that the 900 kilowatt wind turbine is expected to be delivered next year, and it will be the largest turbine in the cooperative’s fleet, by a factor of nine.