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With five weeks until voters hit the polls to consider repealing the oil-production tax cut, experts on both sides squared off at a debate in Juneau on Monday night.Alex DeMarban
While the state has agreed to pay up to $585,000 for preliminary engineering and design to expand a water utility near a shuttered North Pole refinery, it remains locked in a three-way court fight with the past and present refinery owners over spilled sulfolane. Dermot Cole
Furie Operating Alaska has obtained a permit to drill a fifth well in the Kitchen Lights unit, in the northern part of the Cook Inlet.Alan Bailey | Petroleum News
Tennessee-based Miller Energy Resources Inc. says a newly completed sidetrack well has boosted production from its West McArthur River unit in Alaska’s Cook Inlet basin by 50 percent.Wesley Loy
Buccaneer Energy Ltd. wants to hold an auction later this summer to sell its Alaska assets as part of ongoing bankruptcy proceedings for the company and its subsidiaries.Eric Lidji | Petroleum News
An agreement signed by oil and gas companies and other partners will allow the parties to move toward a permitting phase and to conduct work that will be needed to apply for a license to export the North Slope’s massive natural-gas reserves.Alex DeMarban
Fairbanks Natural Gas is seeking a 6.92 percent rate increase for its 1,110 Fairbanks customers, going against the idea that becoming rate-regulated in 2012 would lower gas prices for consumers in the company's service area.Dermot Cole
Effective July 1, Enstar customers will see their average monthly bill increase by 48.5 percent, according to John Sims, the result of lower-than-forecast natural gas usage in the second quarter of 2014. Sean Doogan
With North Slope elephant fields Prudhoe Bay and Kuparuk increasingly running dry, explorers like Rampart and Royale are hoping to discover pools overlooked by oil giants such as BP, Exxon Mobil Corp. and ConocoPhillips.Alex DeMarban
Walter Parker, who played multiple roles in the assessment and development of resources and infrastructure in Alaska from the 1940s through the 2000s, died at home in Anchorage on Wednesday, according to a Twitter post Thursday by his daughter, Lisa Parker. He was 87. Mike Dunham

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