Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says his attempt to upsize the backup gas line project could be one of Alaska's smartest financial moves, but an expert on Alaska pipeline politics questioned how a state-led project could be funded. 


Alex DeMarban
As the clock winds down on the 2015 Legislature, the House Finance Committee reversed course on a natural gas project for Fairbanks, reworking amendments by Anchorage Rep. Mike Hawker that drew heavy fire from Fairbanks officials and the Walker administration.Dermot Cole
The Obama administration unveiled a new rule Monday designed to help prevent a repeat of the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and to bolster the president's claim that it's safe to start drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.Sean Cockerham | Tribune Media Services
Oil production tax revenue, Alaska’s longtime sugar daddy, has collapsed with the price of oil to a low rarely seen in state history. But several factors are contributing to the state's revenue problem this year.Alex DeMarban
A Spanish oil company is taking early steps to develop what some believe could be a significant oil field on Alaska’s North Slope -- including recently telling state officials about some of the plans.   Alex DeMarban
The determination by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management means the agency has 30 days before it must render a verdict on the plan, either approving or rejecting it, or requiring Shell to make changes.Yereth Rosen
In tough financial times, Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, has a tough argument to make. He wants Alaska to create a new tax credit for fertilizer production, and use millions from the state to help convince Agrium to reopen its mothballed plant in his hometown.Pat Forgey
There’s an Arctic Alaska footnote to Shell’s $69.7 billion acquisition of the BG Group: Leases covering a large amount of territory on the North Slope go along with the deal.Yereth Rosen
A new federal report says Alaska's biggest oil field -- long the nation's largest -- has slipped to third place when it comes to remaining proven oil reserves.Yereth Rosen
Cleanup is done on six legacy wells that are relics of early oil exploration on Alaska's North Slope, the Bureau of Land Management said Friday.Yereth Rosen