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As the state’s work on the Susitna River mega-dam continues, a new private proposal has surfaced for a smaller dam on the nearby Talkeetna River, loved for its salmon and rapids.

Zaz Hollander
An oil tanker left Valdez on Friday with a crude oil shipment bound not for the U.S. West Coast but for South Korea, the first export shipment of Alaska oil in a decade.Dermot Cole
A timetable described by a contractor as “extremely aggressive” and “very accelerated” could leave little time to sort out differences about key financial details on the Fairbanks gas trucking project, an electric utility executive warned ThursdayDermot Cole
The company's CEO says all oil drilling will be done from an existing onshore well pad using extended reach drilling techniques. There's a possibility the company may pursue natural gas development in the Cosmopolitan prospect as well.Alan Bailey
Furie Operating Alaska’s Kitchen Lights gas production platform has arrived by barge in Kachemak Bay on the east side of Cook Inlet. But the platform will not be installed on location in the company’s Kitchen Lights unit until 2015.Alan Bailey
The Tennessee-based independent says it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to buy “substantially all” of Buccaneer’s operating assets in Alaska for approximately $40 million to $50 million. It intends to fund the acquisition “with its existing facilities or other borrowings.”Eric Lidji
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority and a private contractor signed a key 313-page agreement Friday to get a state-owned natural gas plant built on the North Slope.Alaska Dispatch News
With the federal environmental review process recently launched for a massive Alaska LNG project, the federal gas pipeline coordinator’s office is looking for direction from the White House on whether its mission will change.Alex DeMarban
There are no commitments in the new LNG agreement between Japan and Alaska -- very similar to another document signed in 2013 -- but both parties assert that signing memos to cooperate is mutually beneficial and they need to keep talking.Dermot Cole
If Alaska lawmakers want to know the inner details of the gas pipeline and what the state and oil companies are doing, they will be asked to take a pledge to keep it confidential.Dermot Cole