Energy

The dominant political message in Alaska may be about economics, but Obama consistently focused primarily on the environment during his trip, frustrating some politicians but bringing crucial truths into the public eye.Dermot Cole
The American subsidiary of a Spanish oil company will pay just over $30,000 after a 2013 spill on Alaska's North Slope.Associated Press
Several lawmakers said this week that Gov. Bill Walker may schedule a special legislative session in late October to deal with a possible natural gas pipeline from the North Slope.Nathaniel Herz
The announcement this week from ConocoPhillips that it may cut 120 jobs in Alaska is bad news for the economy, but a state labor department official said Wednesday the damage could have been worse.Sean Doogan
The president of Shell Oil Co. says exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.Dan Joling
Energy company ConocoPhillips says it is cutting around 1,810 jobs, or 10 percent of its workforce, following a plunge that took oil prices to their lowest levels in years. Associated Press
President Obama on Tuesday proposed speeding the building of new icebreakers that can operate year-round in the nation’s polar regions, part of an effort to close the gap with other nations, especially Russia, in the Arctic.Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
Indigenous residents from some of the smallest communities and most remote parts of Alaska had a message for international leaders who convened in Anchorage for a high-profile State Department-hosted Arctic conference: Climate change is an existential threat.Yereth Rosen,Asaf Shalev
Royal Dutch Shell PLC has resumed operations after high winds and rough seas north of Alaska's northern coast put a temporary stop to exploratory drilling in the Arctic Ocean.Associated Press
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said Monday the city will replace its aging orange-glow streetlights with white LED ones, generating big savings in energy consumption.Devin Kelly