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Three Alaska organizations are working together to distribute equipment that Shell was using for its drilling explorations in the Arctic to hubs around the state for oil spill response.Annie Zak
Here are some of the stories from around the Arctic that we've been following this weekAlaska Dispatch News
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 LNG has purchased close to 600 acres at a site in Nikiski that could one day house the project's gas liquefaction plant. The 151 tracts of land have a taxable value of $30 million.  Alex DeMarban
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
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