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BP’s Prudhoe Bay Central Power Station Approved for Voluntary Protection Program None 

BP’s Prudhoe Bay Central Power Station Approved for Voluntary Protection Program

Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Heidi Drygas renewed approval of BP Exploration Alaska’s Central Power Station for the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) at the “Star” or highest level as a result of outstanding employee safety and health programs.

Division of Oil and Gas Solicits Bids for Northern Alaska Lease Sales None 

Division of Oil and Gas Solicits Bids for Northern Alaska Lease Sales

The Division of Oil and Gas has announced dates and terms for its upcoming fall oil and gas lease sales. The bid opening for the lease sales will be 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, at the Dena’ina Center located at 600 W. 7th Ave. in Anchorage.

Governor Walker’s Legislation Closing Out Oil Tax Credit Program Becomes Law in Fairbanks None 
Alyeska Conducts Planned Maintenance on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System None 

Alyeska Conducts Planned Maintenance on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company annually conducts several planned pipeline shutdowns which last from 12 to 18 hours.

Is the Sun Shining a Little Brighter in Alaska’s Oil Patch? None 

Is the Sun Shining a Little Brighter in Alaska’s Oil Patch?

There is a little spring warmth, it seems, after a long winter. Several winters, in fact, of low oil prices and workforce cuts.

ConocoPhillips Kuparuk Approved for Voluntary Protection Program None 

ConocoPhillips Kuparuk Approved for Voluntary Protection Program

Alaska Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Heidi Drygas renewed approval of ConocoPhillips Kuparuk for the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) at the “Star” level as a result of exemplary safety and health programs.

AGDC, BP Alaska Announce Agreement on Key Terms of Gas Sales Agreement None 

AGDC, BP Alaska Announce Agreement on Key Terms of Gas Sales Agreement

VOICE Supports Consultation and the Scoping Process for ANWR Leasing None 

VOICE Supports Consultation and the Scoping Process for ANWR Leasing

Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat (VOICE) and its North Slope members are committed to our continued involvement with the Kaktovikmiut and assisting them in working with BLM and the Department of Interior throughout the scoping and EIS processes to bring forward the concerns of our communities.

Tax Credit Bonds are Constitutional Under Alaska Law None 

Tax Credit Bonds are Constitutional Under Alaska Law

The Governor proposed legislation, SB 176 ("An Act Establishing the Alaska Tax Credit Certificate Bond Corporation"), which would authorize the issuance of bonds to pay off the state's tax credit liability in a lump sum rather than paying it down incrementally over the coming years.

Gasline Project Ordered to Evaluate Port MacKenzie None 

Gasline Project Ordered to Evaluate Port MacKenzie

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation was ordered by a federal commission yesterday to evaluate Port MacKenzie as the terminus for a proposed liquefied natural gas facility.