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
Russia's offshore Arctic region and its subarctic are considered hotspots for industry investment, and companies have big plans for new marine infrastructure to support development. Eastern Canada and Norway are also attracting investment. Mia Bennett
Federal regulators have released a draft environmental study of options for ConocoPhillips to develop what would be the North Slope’s westernmost commercially producing oil field, a site within the National Petroleum Reserve.Yereth Rosen
Payment for the company’s services could wind up being the gold that lies in the seafloor material to be dredged up at Port Clarence in northwest Alaska, one of the sites under consideration by the Army Corps of Engineers for an Alaska deepwater port serving ships plying the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea. Yereth Rosen
Six decades of development on and around Alaska's oil patch, combined with the effects of a warming climate, have dramatically changed the landscape in the state's far north, a new study says.Yereth Rosen
The legal fight over pollution near the Flint Hills refinery is poised to spread, just like the solvent sulfolane in the groundwater that has traveled three miles from the North Pole refinery, even as the facility's owner prepares to pull the plug on it.Dermot Cole
Even with a new Alaska forecast showing a decade more of declining North Slope oil production, Gov. Sean Parnell is far from admitting defeat of his ambitious effort to get 1 million barrels flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline per day.