Alaska has spent years attempting to get Exxon to develop its huge Point Thomson gas field on Prudhoe Bay. Gov. Parnell dropped the state's effort to take back the Point Thomson leases in exchange for Exxon beginning work on producing there.
The state filed suit Thursday against the current and former owners of the North Pole refinery, seeking damages from Flint Hills and Williams for past and future cleanup costs stemming from sulfolane pollution that extends 3 miles.Dermot Cole
Technicians in Anchorage monitor the operation of the 800-mile-long Trans-Alaska Pipeline System by remote control. But what happens when they're so overwhelmed by alarm signals that they can’t react swiftly to an emergency?Dermot Cole
Despite a number of questions lingering about a proposed natural gas project bill, the bill appears on the fast-track for a floor vote. It sailed through the Senate Resources Committee, and has dates set next week in House committees.Pat Forgey
A federal judge slapped the owners of the trans-Alaska pipeline in a major rate case, saying the companies wasted hundreds of millions of dollars and operated in a way that is “grossly in conflict with their duties as a regulated monopoly.”Dermot Cole
Flint Hills Resources has told potential buyers of its North Pole Refinery that several conditions would have to be met to reduce the company’s liability, including action by the state to allow a higher level of sulfolane pollution, and a public water system expansion to be 90 percent financed by someone other than Flint Hills.Dermot Cole