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Unions protest change in Alaska oil tanker escort contract

Alaska, oil tankers, unions, protest, Exxon Valdez

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two maritime unions are protesting a proposal to change who escorts oil tankers out of Alaska’s Prince William Sound, warning the change could cause a major spill in the area where the Exxon Valdez accident saw 11 million gallons of crude soil beaches and wildlife in 1989. Alyeska (al-ee-ES-kah) Pipeline Service Co., which operates the trans-Alaska ...

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Declining prices hit energy-producing states hard

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — While other states were tightening their belts during the dark days of the Great Recession, Wyoming was socking away billions of dollars in energy revenues in the bank, building new schools and funding an endowment that offers college scholarships to its high school grads. But with the recent slide in energy prices, fuel-rich states like Wyoming and ...

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Tesoro to buy Flint Hills assets in Anchorage, Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Tesoro Corp. has announced that its Alaska affiliate will purchase a portion of Flint Hills Resources assets in Fairbanks and Anchorage. Under the agreement, Tesoro Alaska will acquire a terminal at Fairbanks International Airport, including storage for 22,500 barrels of jet fuel. The San Antonio, Texas-based company has agreed to a multi-year contract with the North Pole ...

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Governor plans to call for company buy-out in gas project

JUNEAU, Alaska — Gov. Bill Walker said Monday that he plans to recommend to legislators that the state buy out TransCanada Corp.’s position in the major liquefied natural gas project that Alaska is pursuing. Under an agreement that predates Walker’s administration, TransCanada, a Canadian pipeline company, would hold the state’s interest in the pipeline and gas treatment plant, with the ...

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Governor plans to call for company buy-out in gas project

JUNEAU, Alaska — Gov. Bill Walker said Monday that he plans to recommend to legislators that the state buy out TransCanada Corp.’s position in the major liquefied natural gas project that Alaska is pursuing. Under an agreement that predates Walker’s administration, TransCanada, a Canadian pipeline company, would hold the state’s interest in the pipeline and gas treatment plant, with the ...

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Newly formed Alaska Conservation Trust pushes for more development, resource extraction

A newly formed nonprofit group called the Alaska Conservation Trust says it wants to boost the state’s resource extraction industry, and one of its leaders refers to the group as “the little guy” in a fight against environmentalists. The name and mission might sound contradictory, but that’s only because the term conservation has been “hijacked” by the environmental movement, said ...

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Shell seeks modified permit for Arctic offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — With a key safety vessel repaired and in northern waters, Royal Dutch Shell PLC has applied to amend its federal exploratory drilling permit to allow drilling into oil-bearing rock in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska’s northwest coast. Shell last month received permission to begin some drilling at two sites in the Chukchi Sea but was banned from ...

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