Tegan Hanlon, Alaska's Energy Desk - Anchorage


Should you get an engine heater? Here’s why Anchorage auto shops and air quality experts say yes.

It reduces wear and tear on your engine and reduces carbon emissions, they say.

RCA says it needs another month to consider Hilcorp’s confidentiality request

Hilcorp is planning to buy BP's entire Alaska business, and it wants its financial records kept private.

Sullivan, Young support killing of Iran general; Murkowski has no statement

The Republican lawmakers' reactions to the death of Iran's powerful commander joined a chorus of responses Friday to the controversial killing.

Anchorage has its warmest New Year’s Eve on record, but snow and cold are on the way

The weather service says a powerful cold front is moving up Cook Inlet and “will bring back winter in a hurry."
The BP Building in Anchorage.

Economists say the loss of BP jobs will be significant, but ‘not disastrous’ for Alaska’s economy

BP, which has been a major employer in Alaska for decades, is planning to sell all of its assets in the state to Hilcorp, a smaller, private company.

Alaska governor creates oversight committee for BP sale

“The purpose is to make sure the State of Alaska and its people are represented as this transaction moves forward,” said the governor’s office.

BP Alaska agrees to pay $125k fine over hazardous waste violations on North Slope

The EPA says the oil company didn’t maintain adequate insurance and failed to properly label hazardous materials.

About half of BP’s Alaska employees have accepted a job with Hilcorp

BP intends to sell its entire Alaska business to Hilcorp for $5.6 billion.