Tim Bradner

  • If three Sparck sisters from Bethel fulfill their ambition to grow their small ArXotica Inc. into a large skin and health care products enterprise, a lot of credit should go to the Alaska Federation of Natives “Marketplace” business competition. That’s something the sisters — Michelle, Amy a...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:53am
  • Gov. Bill Walker has persuaded the state’s industry partners in the Alaska LNG Project to consider a larger pipe size that would be capable of shipping more North Slope natural gas, the governor said in a Sept. 4 interview with the Alaska Journal of Commerce. Sources among North Slope producers co...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:58am
  • Negotiations on Alaska LNG Project agreements with the state of Alaska are at a critical juncture, Gov. Bill Walker said in an interview Friday. “We’re not as close as I wish we could be. There are a number of significant issues we have to get closure on,” before legislators can be notified of...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 9:16am
  • The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved significant 2016 health insurance rate increases for individual and family policies issued by two companies selling health coverage. A much smaller increase of 4 percent was approved for policies covering small groups of 50 to 250. For the individual and...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:49am
  • The impact of plummeting oil prices is finally hitting Alaska’s oilpatch. ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. said Tuesday it will cut about 10 percent of its 1,200 Alaska employees....

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:48am
  • Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards has rejected the proposed purchase by Harvest Alaska of a small liquefied natural gas plant at Port MacKenzie. In a July 7 letter to Harvest, a subsidiary of Hilcorp Energy, Richards proposed changes in the LNG sales contract reached in November 2014 with Fairb...

    Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:23am
  • Shell is drilling in the Chukchi Sea. The semi-submersible Polar Pioneer “spudded” the Burger J well at 5 p.m. July 29, company spokeswoman Meg Baldino said. Meanwhile, an ice-management vessel sent to Oregon for repairs is now en route after police cleared protesters that were blocking the vess...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:24am
  • BP and ExxonMobil, two of the three major Prudhoe Bay field owners, have applied to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for an increase in the allowable volume of natural gas that can be produced and sold from the North Slope field. The AOGCC, a quasi-judicial state regulatory commission ...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:22am
  • ConocoPhillips is getting out of the natural gas production business in Cook Inlet. The company has put its inlet gas assets up for sale and plans to open a data room for prospective buyers. However, the company’s liquefied natural gas plant at Nikiski is not included in the assets for sale, compa...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:40am
  • Alaska’s oil and gas explorer and small producer tax credit program has been capped for this year but the program is still on the books and applications for credits are still being accepted, state Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck said. There is $500 million in the budget for the program and tha...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:08am

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