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AVTEC’s Alaska Maritime Training Center Receives $95,000 Donation from Marathon Petroleum None 

AVTEC’s Alaska Maritime Training Center Receives $95,000 Donation from Marathon Petroleum

The AVTEC Alaska Maritime Training Center received a donation of $95,000 from the refining, marketing and logistics company Marathon Petroleum for the second time in two years. These funds allow AVTEC to enhance its arctic and ice navigation readiness project and upgrade the school’s full mission bridge ship simulator.

Voters Reject Ballot Measure 1 None 

Voters Reject Ballot Measure 1

“Today Alaskan voters made the right choice to protect our jobs, our economy and our communities,” Stand for Alaska Vote No on 1 campaign manager Kati Capozzi said after the release of the final voting results from Tuesday's ballot.

AGDC Meets with FERC to Review What’s Needed to Stay on Schedule None 

AGDC Meets with FERC to Review What’s Needed to Stay on Schedule

The state corporation in charge of developing the Alaska LNG project already has submitted its first round of answers to questions posed three weeks ago by federal regulators preparing the project’s environmental impact statement. The response came as the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) is looking for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to stay on schedule for its release of the project’s draft impact statement in February 2019.

Op-Ed: Ballot Measure 1 Hurts Rural Residents and Rural Communities None 

Op-Ed: Ballot Measure 1 Hurts Rural Residents and Rural Communities

Salmon have always been and will always be a vital part of our culture, history, and way of life. The decision by Alaska Native Regional Corporations to oppose Ballot Measure 1 was not easy, given our peoples unique connection to the land and water and the life they sustain, but there’s no doubt that our decision to oppose Ballot Measure 1 was right.

Op-Ed: Economic Development Corporations Express Opposition of Ballot Measure 1 None 

Op-Ed: Economic Development Corporations Express Opposition of Ballot Measure 1

As leaders of Alaska’s three largest economic development organizations, we know our cities want to see new economic opportunities come to our respective areas, and we align to oppose policies and address issues that diminish or take away those opportunities. Our position on Ballot Measure 1 is one such example: We stand united in opposition to the ballot initiative for one very simple reason− the threat it poses to our local economies, and our state’s economy.

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.