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2008-07-28 12:01:00

By John Spratt / Special to The Herald As gas prices surge, many rally to what Andy Jackson wrote recently in The Herald: "Drill now, drill here." I am for anything responsible to bring prices down, whether it's more drilling or less speculation. But everyone should know that we are drilling more, and have been for several years. Between 1999 and 2007, the number of drilling permits issued increased by 361 percent. Here in a nutshell are the details: * Over the past four years, the...

2008-07-23 00:00:42

By THOMAS B. LANGHORNE, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7432 or langhornet@courierpress.com High gas prices have emerged as a pivotal issue in congressional races across the country, prompting Rep. Brad Ellsworth's challenger to travel to the northeast corner of Alaska in a search for answers. Ellsworth, a first-term Democrat challenged by Republican Greg Goode, has called the question of whether to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Outer Continental Shelf...

2008-07-22 09:01:05

On July 15 - 16th, 2008, Profile Technologies, Inc. (OTC:PRTK, the "Company") Chief Operating Officer, Robert Geib, attended the Cased Pipeline Integrity Assessment Workshop organized by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) as an invited presenter and panelist. The goal of the workshop, as described by PHMSA, is to "develop a list of potential solutions that can address the (cased pipe assessment) issues through usage of new...

2008-07-22 06:00:41

By Heather Rutz, The Lima News, Ohio Jul. 22--LIMA -- Just announcing opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling would lower the price of oil immediately, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan said Monday. Jordan, R-Urbana, pushed for drilling in the area known as ANWR after a weekend White House-sponsored trip to Alaska by House Minority Leader John Boehner and freshmen Republican members of Congress. During Jordan's trip he saw wildlife in and around production facilities in places...

2008-07-21 15:00:56

By Pat Doyle, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 20--With high gasoline prices jolting summer travel and the economy, many members of Congress are pushing to open up an Alaskan wildlife refuge, the nation's deep-sea reserves and oil-shale fields for exploration, drilling and mining. Few proponents have been more vocal than Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., who says expanded drilling and mining could provide "immediate and lasting" relief and slash gas prices to $2 a gallon. Yet even as...

2008-07-21 06:00:39

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Rep. Dean Heller will spend the weekend touring energy sites in Colorado and Alaska as part of a Republican effort to highlight the party's energy strategy. The Nevadan and nine other House Republican freshmen are scheduled to tour the Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska and the "10- 02" area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that for years has been the center of oil drilling debates. The first part of...

2008-07-20 12:00:37

By JEANNETTE J LEE ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- For the fifth time in a decade, the federal government will allow companies to bid for oil and gas leases in the sprawling National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, officials announced Wednesday. No oil or gas production has resulted from previous lease sales. However, o%- cials of the Bureau of Land Management touted the sale, the fifth since 1999, as an opportunity to offset high fuel costs. The government estimates that the roughly 3...

2008-07-20 03:00:40

WASHINGTON _ For weeks, nearly every time President Bush has spoken about energy he has re-emphasized his support for drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Pressured by constituents whose budgets have been strained by high gas prices, there's also movement in Congress to explore more domestic sources of energy, particularly offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. And as gas prices continue to climb, polls have shown that people who once refused to consider drilling offshore or in...

2008-07-20 03:00:25

By Scott Canon, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 20--ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Alaska -- This place is a Zen thing. The only way to tell you've wandered in is the absence of anything saying so. No signs. No road to get here. No advice from government stewards about what to seek out or what to avoid. No entrance fees and no officially licensed T-shirt. This isn't just wilderness, contend those who want to keep it pristine, but a sanctuary for wildness. It is also oil country....

2008-07-19 12:00:28

From $800 million to just over $1 billion -- that's how much of a jump there is in the latest construction cost estimate for the Lake Powell pipeline project, the Utah Department of Natural Resources announced Friday. The latest number comes closer to the $2 billion that critics of the project say the pipeline will cost. "Costs have risen sharply over the past several years, as they have for similar major construction projects nationwide," Utah Division of Water Resources director Dennis...


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