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2008-10-09 03:00:33

By Anonymous In a 24 to 16 vote in late July, Alaska's House of Representatives voted to allow TransCanada Corp. to build a 2,700- kilometre-long natural gas pipeline from the state's North Slope to an existing hub on the Alberta-British Columbia border. The Alaskan Senate passed the bill, backed by Governor Sarah Palin, in early August. The project, to ship 4 billion cubic feet a day, is estimated to cost between $26 billion and $30 billion. The state is willing to match up to $500...

2008-09-05 03:00:25

MarchForYourCountry.com is a newly launched informative Web site that is designed to get Americans involved in their energy future. "Rising gas prices have every American feeling the pain at the pump," says MarchForYourCountry.com co-founder Carl Swensson. "There seems to be no end in sight for rising prices." Swensson continues, "While we wait for Washington to make a move towards energy independence the prices continue to rise. It would seem the only way our elected representatives are...

2008-09-04 03:00:23

By Snow, Nick The US Bureau of Land Management issued a record of decision that sets the stage for a major lease sale in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska's northeast portion. Land in the NPR-A's northwest section also will be offered in the sale expected in the fall, the US Department of the Interior agency said on July 16. It said that the acreage, which will become available in the two sections, could result in as much as 8.4 billion bbl of oil being developed. Several trillion...

2008-08-26 09:00:49

In stating that drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will have virtually no effect on oil or gasoline prices (Readers' Forum, Aug. 20), environmentalist Lawson Legate disagrees with Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, who, according to media reports, said President Bush should force OPEC nations to produce 1 million more barrels of oil per day. This amount, he said, would reduce the price of gasoline by 25 cents per gallon. One million barrels per day is exactly the amount the experts...

2008-08-24 00:00:31

By Marshall Brain Oil pipelines are frequently in the news these days because they can have a big effect on oil prices. For example, if a war or terrorist activity threatens to shut down an important pipeline, oil prices can rise. Oil pipelines also make the news when they leak. One of the best-known pipelines in the United States is the Trans Alaska Pipeline System. It stretches north-to-south for 800 miles across the state of Alaska. The oil comes out of the ground at the North Slope...

2008-08-22 00:00:20

By MARK WILSON Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com If last weekend's oil pipeline break had happened somewhere other than a remote farm field in Wayne County, Ill., it might well have been labeled an environmental catastrophe. "If you are going to have a spill of that magnitude, it was the right place to have it," said Sherman Greer, director of the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Agency. The 5,000-barrel spill from a 20-inch...

2008-08-20 09:00:59

De Lamar Gibbons thinks we need to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Readers' Forum, Aug. 15). But drilling in such sensitive places will only boost the already historic profits of oil companies. It certainly won't make a difference in the price of gasoline. According to the U.S. Energy Department, "new oil from (the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) would lower the world price of oil by no more than $1.44 per barrel -- and possibly have as little effect as 41 cents per...

2008-08-19 03:00:37

By Strothman, Jim Declaring a natural gas pipeline project proposed by TransCanada Alaska Co. and Foothills Pipelines Ltd. should be the choice because it "puts Alaskans first," Alaska's governor and other state executives have signaled their strong preference for that plan rather than an alternative gas pipeline proposed by BP and ConocoPhillips. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin, and Department of Revenue Commissioner Patrick Calvin said...

2008-08-18 18:00:41

By Angel Gonzalez and Hal Bernton SEATTLE - Republicans in Congress this June united to defeat a proposed windfall tax on oil companies, deriding it as a bad idea that would discourage investment in U.S. oil exploration. Things worked out far differently in the GOP stronghold of Alaska, a state whose economic fate is closely tied to the oil industry. Over the opposition of oil companies, Republican Gov. Sarah Palin and Alaska's Legislature last year approved a major increase in taxes on...

2008-08-18 09:00:53

Bald Eagle Energy Inc. (OTCBB:BEEI) (hereafter "Bald Eagle") is pleased to announce that it has received positive feedback in a new third-party petroleum geologist's report completed on May 12, 2008 by LAPP Resources Inc. Authored by LAPP President, David W. Lappi, the report assessed Bald Eagle's six Alaskan North Slope leases totaling 18,418 acres stating a potential for up to 90 million barrels of oil (MMBO). The report stated economic viability of the properties throughout the levels...