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News & Politics

Alaska hopes to makes millions more selling extra oil to local refiners

The Walker administration plans to generate at least $10 million more annually for Alaska and reduce imports of Lower 48 crude oil by sharply boosting the amount of royalty oil it sells to in-state refiners.Alex DeMarban

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