WASHINGTON — The Senate Banking Committee has endorsed a bill to lift the four-decade-old ban on crude oil exports, the latest sign of congressional support for legislation that President Barack Obama opposes.
Alaska Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck says a tentative agreement has been reached between the state and North Slope's three major players over payments for impacts during the construction of a proposed major gas project and property taxes once gas starts to flow.
Seventeen proposed amendments stand in the way of an Assembly vote on an ordinance that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation. Also on the agenda: A proposal to raise Girdwood property taxes to pay for law enforcement.
The announcement by Shell that the company is ceasing exploration off the Alaska coast rattled some observers who hoped offshore development would reinvigorate the state economy. Here's what we know about the remaining players, and what happens next in the Alaska oil & gas industry.
Governor Bill Walker officially issued a proclamation Thursday calling for a special legislative session to address gasline issues. The session is scheduled for Oct. 24 and will be held in Juneau, the Governor's Office announced in a Thursday press release.
Governor Bill Walker has announced plans to hold a special session with the state legislature to discuss the Alaska LNG Project. A state buyout of TransCanda's share in the project will likely be high on the agenda.