The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Tuesday it is launching an environmental study of possible oil and gas leasing in federal waters of Cook Inlet, a marine area that has drawn little industry interest in the past.
The state has granted Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. a long-sought permit renewal for the Wishbone Hill mine near Palmer. Still up in the air is a federal decision on the permit, not to mention a buyer for the eventual product. Zaz Hollander
Alaska North Slope crude oil production started September at 359,150 barrels but ended the month at 533,561 barrels, a clear indication that the summer maintenance season has wound down and production levels are getting back to a seasonal norm.Kristen Nelson
NordAq Energy Inc. plans to drill a single exploration well this winter in the southern part of Smith Bay, offshore the north-central part of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, according to a plan of operations that the company has filed with Alaska’s Division of Oil and Gas.Alan Bailey
AIX Energy LLC and Cook Inlet Energy LLC asked for access to the Hite Report and a corresponding section of confidential transcripts to improve their standing in bankruptcy proceedings involving Buccaneer Energy Ltd., which operates Kenai Loop through a subsidiary.Eric Lidji