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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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Alaska administration didn’t pursue gas-to-liquids pitch

Alaska administration didn't pursue gas-to-liquids pitch

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker’s administration had a consultant evaluate a pitch to turn North Slope gas to gasoline and ship it through the trans-Alaska pipeline. But a Walker spokeswoman says the idea was scuttled because it didn’t pencil out. Spokeswoman Katie Marquette says the administration felt obligated to review the proposal since it had the potential to ...

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These real ‘ice road truckers’ drive across sea ice and tundra on the North Slope

When the highway ends for Alaska’s ice road truckers, the adventure is just beginning for the hearty souls who haul vehicles and freight across the North Slope on a network of frozen trails blazed across the desolate Arctic Ocean and tundra. The travelers include Barrow resident Arnie Arey, who a couple of years ago parlayed a hefty dividend from his ...

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Alaska’s pricey pipeline negotiator says he’s been sent home to Carolina

The state’s high-priced negotiator on its $55 billion gas pipeline project says he’s been sent home to South Carolina for some “time off” at Gov. Bill Walker’s request, without a return ticket to Alaska. Attorney Rigdon Boykin, who’s paid $120,000 monthly, was hired in May and has been Alaska’s lead negotiator on the pipeline project, which would join the state ...

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Oil patch slump oozing anxiety throughout the industry

With Shell job losses still looming and some projects stalled amid the continuing oil-price slump, Alaska’s petroleum industry and its related companies are struggling to adapt to the headwinds that threaten the entire economy. “Don’t go out and buy a new motorhome,” suggested Kevin Durling, majority owner of Petroleum Equipment and Services, saying the consequences of slowing activity in the ...

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