The company hopes to construct a new oil processing facility, up to five drill sites, about 40 miles of permanent roads, a gravel mine and hundreds of miles of pipelines and seasonal ice roads.
Papua New Guinea-based company Oil Search announced Thursday it received a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers for its Pikka development, planned west of Prudhoe Bay.
The company says it won’t let budget cuts jeopardize the pipeline’s safe operations, since there’s no other way to move oil off the North Slope. Meanwhile, a citizens watchdog group in Valdez says it will seek more information about the company’s reorganization.
Alyeska announced that the pipeline’s average throughput went up by about 10,000 barrels per day in 2017 compared to 2016, a 1.5 percent increase.
The oil and gas company Hilcorp wants to build a gravel island in shallow waters in the Beaufort Sea, east of Prudhoe Bay.
The news on Tuesday of a successful intercontinental ballistic missile test by North Korea has world leaders calling for restraint. Based on observations of the test, North Korea could potentially launch a weapon capable of reaching any part of Alaska.
Caelus Energy, the company behind what could be Alaska’s biggest oil discovery since the 1960s, will not be drilling a well to confirm the find this winter, as originally planned.
Alaska’s energy future, and it’s economic one are inseparably linked.But which presidential candidate can best help the state navigate that future? That depends on who you ask.
The State Library, Archives and Museum opened recently in Juneau with a new display that includes a piece of the trans-Alaska pipeline as part of an exhibit on the oil industry. But the drama of the state’s current fiscal crisis puts that history in a new light.
The April 20 fire forced the evacuation of more than 50 people working at a remote pump station near Coldfoot, at the edge of the Brooks Range.