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Oil company protects pregnant polar bear

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An oil company operating in Alaska has proven to be an ally in protecting a pregnant polar bear. The bear sought to dig a maternity den in a snow drift along a bridge leading to an artificial production island off the north coast of Alaska, reports Dan Joling from the Associated Press. Hilcorp Alaska LLC took “vigorous measures” to make ...

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Company plans gravel island to extract Arctic offshore oil

Shell proposed exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea about 80 miles off Alaska's northwest coast, a Texas oil company wants to build a gravel island as a platform for five or more extraction wells that could tap oil 6 miles from shore in the Beaufort Sea.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Arctic offshore drilling by Royal Dutch Shell PLC drew protests on two continents this year, but a more modest proposal for extracting petroleum where polar bears roam has moved forward with much less attention. While Shell proposed exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea about 80 miles off Alaska’s northwest coast, a Texas oil company wants to build ...

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Anchorage Assembly authorizes city bid on ConocoPhillips gas properties

The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday authorized the administration of Mayor Ethan Berkowitz to move forward with a bid on ConocoPhillips’ gas properties in Cook Inlet. With the Assembly’s approval, City Manager Mike Abbott said the administration plans to submit bid documents before a Friday deadline to buy all or some of ConocoPhillips’ interests in the region. Those include a one-third ...

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Hilcorp applies to drill 2 exploration wells near Ninilchik

KENAI, Alaska — Hilcorp Alaska has applied to drill two additional oil and natural gas exploration wells southeast of Ninilchik in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is accepting comments on the application until Oct. 10, the Peninsula Clarion reported (http://bit.ly/1EZK1d2). Hilcorp officials say, if approved, the company will begin clearing vegetation in late September, construct ...

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