Community members might not be amenable to a new facility that would attract massive gas tankers to Southeast Alaska.
The ballot initiative would raise the minimum tax and eliminate oil tax credits for Alaska’s largest legacy fields. It would also require oil companies to publicly report their revenues and costs from those fields.
Analysts say tension in the Middle East doesn’t impact oil prices the way it used to. But that could change.
A judge ruled that an environmental review of ConocoPhillips’ exploration work did not violate federal conservation laws, as the Nuiqsut tribal government and environmental groups alleged.
The permits will allow Donlin Gold to build an airstrip and a port, and install fiber optic cables and build access roads for its mine, which could be one of the biggest in the world if completed.
Arctic Slope Regional Corp. has long been one of the most aggressive advocates for opening ANWR to oil development.
By using heat-sensing cameras to detect dens, and accepting strict limits on when to survey, impacts could be dramatically reduced.
BP, which has been a major employer in Alaska for decades, is planning to sell all of its assets in the state to Hilcorp, a smaller, private company.
The purpose is to make sure the State of Alaska and its people are represented as the sale moves forward.
The Washington Post made the North Slope village of Nuiqsut front page news under a provocative headline: “Alaska’s warming, but can’t quit big oil.”