The municipalities argued it was worth about $14 billion, while the oil companies said it was worth about $1 billion. This decision means the state and municipalities will get more in property taxes.

Alex DeMarban
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed expanding regulatory controls for methane and other air pollution from some new oil wells, but there are some exemptions for Alaska. Erica Martinson
A report by a pro-business think tank explains why Alaska LNG is the project the state needs to exclusively support. Alex DeMarban
When the financial crisis brought the global economy to its knees, Norway was largely unscathed. But oil under $50? That's another story.Saleha Mohsin
The Securities and Exchange Commission claims Miller Energy Resources violated anti-fraud provisions of U.S. securities laws and a related SEC anti-fraud rule. Alex DeMarban
The state attorney general has rejected an effort by a Hilcorp subsidiary to acquire the LNG facility at Point MacKenzie. Alex DeMarban
Federal officials have made a lot of unfulfilled promises in the past in the past about paying attention to the issues and needs of the far north, so Alaskans have a right to be skeptical about new promises, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.Yereth Rosen
The agenda for Monday's Arctic conference is heavy on Alaska speakers, and the topics go beyond climate change.Yereth Rosen
Since the mid-20th century, Alaska and the Arctic have been warming about twice as fast as the global rate. Over the past five decades, average Alaska temperatures have increased by 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit, with the increases most pronounced in winter -- a change noticed by Native elders decades ago.  Yereth Rosen
Oil companies Gazprom Neft and Eni will lose big money on their offshore projects in the Barents Sea With the current oil prices, none of the offshore Arctic oil projects will be profitable.Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer