The battle over an unexpected Cook Inlet gas discovery that could be worth $30 million in sales has led to a decision by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to consider whether Southcentral ratepayers should benefit. 

Alex DeMarban
The Native Village of Point Hope, a tribal government that has for years been a staunch opponent of Arctic offshore oil development, is withdrawing from a 2008 lawsuit that sought to block or overturn the U.S. Mineral Management Service’s Chukchi Sea lease sale held that year.Yereth Rosen and Dermot Cole
ConocoPhillips Alaska on Monday announced it will move ahead with a development expected to add up to 8,000 barrels of crude to the trans-Alaska pipeline each day, crediting Alaska tax reform, despite low oil prices that have delayed projects around the world. Alex DeMarban
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources granted Shell permits for three offshore anchorages near Unalaska for oil rigs, despite concerns from community members.Jim Paulin
The state gas line corporation comes under fire in the House Resources Committee as it describes early efforts that could lead to a beefed-up Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline. Alex DeMarban
The new board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. on Thursday unanimously asked staff to begin working on two scenarios for beefing up the smaller proposed natural gas pipeline.Alex DeMarban
The federal pipeline coordinator’s office will shut down Saturday but may be resurrected with new objectives if Congress accepts funding provided in the president's budget. Alex DeMarban
As warm temperatures bring breakup to Interior Alaska, crews are scrambling to clean up more than 800 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled when a tractor-trailer overturned on the Dalton Highway near Mile 59 last week.Megan Edge
Republicans in the Legislature are brushing off efforts by Gov. Bill Walker to ease the conflict in Juneau over gas line proposals -- even though there's no plan that's actually guaranteed to get a line built.Nathaniel Herz
The United States should move swiftly to harness the tremendous oil and gas reserves locked under its Arctic waters while the industry improves the equipment used to drill wells and sop up spills, according to a government advisory committee report released Friday. Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Hearst Newspapers