Energy

Royal Dutch Shell became the latest big energy company to file a damage report on the impact of depressed oil prices, and ConocoPhillips became the largest U.S. oil company so far to cut its dividend.Stanley Reed | The New York Times
The turbulence in China's economy has not only been felt on Wall Street, but in America's Iron Range as well. Ylan Q. Mui
Gov. Bill Walker’s bill to reduce tax credits to the oil and gas industry, worth $500 million to the state primarily through reduced spending, underwent tough questioning during its first hearing in the House on Wednesday.Alex DeMarban
Oil companies are slashing jobs and delaying investments as crude prices plummet. Brent crude, an oil pricing benchmark, hit a 12-year low of $27.10 a barrel in January and traded at $34.13 on Monday.Danica Kirka | Associated Press
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is pushing her Senate colleagues to stick to the middle as she attempts to ferry through Congress the first major energy policy bill in more than eight years.Erica Martinson
The number of people receiving jobless benefits in Alaska continued to fall in December, except for in the oil and gas sector, where claims doubled from the year before.Alex DeMarban
Alaska leaders have been making use of a new Washington connection lately: the man in charge of President Barack Obama’s year-old initiative to coordinate federal activity in the Arctic. Erica Martinson
A legislative committee on Friday approved a new contract with their two oil and gas consultants, agreeing to pay their company $20,000 a month.Nathaniel Herz
Gov. Bill Walker has issued an ultimatum to the state’s three oil company partners on the proposed $55 billion North Slope gas pipeline, warning he could abandon the project if key agreements aren’t reached by the end of the legislative session.Nathaniel Herz
Enstar Natural Gas is conducting a review of the gas leaks that led to an explosion and destroyed four homes on the Kenai Peninsula following Sunday's early morning earthquake. Alex DeMarban