The 2,124-passenger Carnival Spirit was scheduled to make 22 trips to Alaska this summer. Half of the sailings were canceled last month. Monday’s announcement nixes the remaining 11.
The Anchorage Daily News was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday, for “Lawless,” the newspaper’s collaborative investigation with ProPublica that revealed shocking inequities in law enforcement between Alaska’s rural and urban communities.
The shipment included 160,000 face shields, 1.2 million pairs of gloves, 31,000 protective Tyvek suits, 100,000 disposable gowns, and 20,000 shoe covers and head caps, state emergency officials said.
ConocoPhillips says it will cut oil production in Alaska by about 100,000 barrels per day for the month of June. That’s about half of Conoco’s daily production in the state, and roughly a fifth of the crude that typically flows down the trans-Alaska pipeline.
Four oilfield service companies have alerted the state of sweeping layoffs at their North Slope operations as the coronavirus crushes demand for fuel, oil prices crash and drilling activity declines.
Deep in the Grand Canyon for weeks, Haines resident Knikki Cinnoco and eight other friends had no idea that a global pandemic was rapidly changing the outside world.
The company that runs the trans-Alaska pipeline announced a 10% cut to North Slope oil production Friday, amid a global oversupply of crude caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The for-profit corporations are eligible for a share of the $8 billion in funding set aside for Native American tribes. That’s led to some heated rhetoric in the Lower 48 and on Capitol Hill.
While crude prices have continued to plummet in recent weeks, and oil companies have announced spending cuts, Monday’s price meltdown for the Lower 48 benchmark was particularly staggering.
This change gives businesses a way to request an extension on certain contracts so they can navigate the difficult times.