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Repsol announces largest U.S. oil discovery in 30 years

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Spanish oil company Repsol announced what it is calling “the largest U.S. onshore discovery in 30 years,” according to a March 9 press release. Repsol, and its partner Armstrong Energy discovered what they believe is approximately 1.2 billion barrels of recoverable light oil from Alaska’s North Slope in the Nanushuk play. Repsol isn’t new to Alaska. The company has been ...

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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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Trans-Alaska pipeline will go offline for summer maintenance starting Friday

The trans-Alaska pipeline will shut down starting Friday for 36 hours of scheduled summer maintenance. Meantime, pipeline operator Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. is assessing the best way to fix a “weeping joint” discovered along an underground section of the line. The “weep” at a pump station between Delta Junction and Glennallen — with crude leaking a rate of 1 teaspoon ...

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Responders address cleanup of North Slope spill

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Responders have recovered nearly 4,000 gallons of crude oil, water and other fluids from a pipeline leak at a Hillcorp Alaska production site on the North Slope. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says responders were able to reach the site at about 6 a.m. Sunday after severe blizzard conditions overnight Saturday halted response efforts. KTUU reports ...

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BLM decision opens door for first oil production in nation’s largest reserve

The Obama administration has agreed to support a ConocoPhillips plan that would open the nation’s largest reserve to oil and gas activity, allowing an eight-mile gravel road to be carved through a creek setback meant to protect a traditional Native hunting area. Conservation groups decried the record of decision issued Friday by the Bureau of Land Management, saying it would ...

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