Tegan Hanlon, Alaska's Energy Desk - Anchorage
Oil and gas companies aren’t talking publicly about whether they’d bid. But one industry analyst says she’d expect interest in a lease sale to be “lukewarm.”
The official "call for nominations" launches a 30-day comment period. It will also allow the Bureau of Land Management to move forward with a lease sale, which it must announce 30 days in advance.
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed the record of decision for the Willow project on Monday, earning praise from Alaska's Republican Congressional delegation and governor, and condemnation from environmental groups.
Ballot Measure 1 — or the “Fair Share Act” — is an initiative that supporters say would fix Alaska’s oil tax law while opponents argue it would jeopardize Alaska’s economy.
The Houston-based company provides seismic data to oil-and-gas companies.
It’d be the first federal lease sale in the Cook Inlet since 2017.
‘We will give you one heck of a fight’: Lawsuits filed against oil drilling plan for Alaska’s Arctic Refuge
The Gwich'in Steering Committee and more than a dozen environmental groups are suing the Trump administration over its controversial plan to open up a northern part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development.
Superior Court Judge Thomas Matthews says the law that prohibits paying signature gatherers no more than than $1 per name is an “unconstitutional restriction on free speech.”
It’s the third such extension granted by DNR in the past three months. The department cited the coronavirus pandemic’s dire impacts as the reason to give companies more time to pay.
Hilcorp Alaska announced in a written statement Wednesday morning that it has taken over BP’s interests in the Prudhoe Bay, Milne Point and Point Thompson fields.
Trump administration wants to open millions of more acres to oil development on Alaska’s North Slope
The administration is proposing to open 82% of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska to oil and gas leasing, a move staunchly opposed by environmental groups.
Superior Court Judge William Morse sided with proponents of the ballot initiative, saying Meyer did not provide an impartial summary.
The regulators cited the company’s history of violations as a factor behind the penalty.
The oil and gas company says it wanted to create a new way to keep tabs on employees’ temperatures and any symptoms that could be consistent with the coronavirus, so it partnered with Resource Data to create a digital hub.
Storage concerns had driven the company to cut oil flow down the trans-Alaska pipeline by as much as 15% earlier this month.
It’s a new way of doing business for the state department that has long relied on in-person auctions and sealed bids.
Demand for oil is starting to creep back as the economy reopens, and oil producers globally have made major cutbacks to production.
The companies are petitioning the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to keep a list of documents and other information confidential, including details about whether the recent turmoil in the industry has impacted Hilcorp’s ability to pay for the $5.6 billion deal.
Conoco will cut oil production in Alaska by about 100,000 barrels per day for the month of June. That's about a fifth of the crude that typically flows down the trans-Alaska pipeline.