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Twelve and Alaska Airlines to collaborate with Microsoft to advance sustainable aviation fuel derived from recaptured CO2 and renewable energy

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Through the first-of-its-kind agreement, Twelve, Alaska, and Microsoft will work to advance production and use of Twelve’s E-Jet, a low-carbon jet fuel produced by a power-to-liquids process leveraging the company’s carbon transformation technology.

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Alaska oil and gas lease sale is on because Joe Manchin insisted

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The US Interior Department today announced that an oil and gas lease sale for Alaska’s Cook Inlet will take place on December 30 – a concession made to Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) so that he’d vote for the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

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Tesla deploys big 37-Megapack project in Alaska to replace gas turbines

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Tesla has now deployed and unveiled a big 37-Megapack project in Alaska that will help replace gas turbines with a more sustainable solution. The post Tesla deploys big 37-Megapack project in Alaska to replace gas turbines appeared first on Electrek.

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BP to sell Alaska business to Hilcorp for $5.6B

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BP has agreed to sell its entire business in Alaska to Hilcorp Alaska, based in Anchorage, Alaska. The sale will include BP’s entire upstream and midstream business in the state, including BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc., that owns all of BP’s upstream oil and gas interests in Alaska, and BP Pipelines (Alaska) Inc.’s s interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS).

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EGEB: Biden administration freezes oil, gas leases in Alaska wildlife refuge

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The US Department of the Interior suspends oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. more… The post EGEB: Biden administration freezes oil, gas leases in Alaska wildlife refuge appeared first on Electrek.

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Way cleared for major Alaska North Slope natural gas pipeline project

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Proposed route for the Alaska Pipeline project. Alaska Governor Sean Parnell announced that two major milestones have been met in the state’s effort to bring Alaska’s North Slope natural gas to Alaskans and markets beyond. The North Slope holds more than 35 trillion cubic feet of discovered natural gas. —Alaska Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan. Positioning North Slope gas for a large-scale gas pipeline project.

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EIA: proved reserves of US natural gas established a new record; oil reserves increased by 16% at the end of 2021

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In 2021, proved reserves of natural gas set a new record in the United States, and proved reserves of crude oil and lease condensate increased, but not quite to pre-pandemic levels, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Market Background Natural Gas Oil

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ConocoPhillips puts Alaska Chukchi Sea exploration on hold

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ConocoPhillips will put its 2014 Alaska Chukchi Sea exploration drilling plans on hold given what it called “the uncertainties of evolving federal regulatory requirements and operational permitting standards. —Trond-Erik Johansen, President, ConocoPhillips Alaska. A recent Department of the Interior (DOI) report called on industry and government to work together to develop an Arctic-specific model for offshore oil and gas exploration in Alaska.

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Swiss company outlines methanol-to-gasoline option for Alaska North Slope gas to state legislature

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At a recent hearing of the Alaska state legislature’s House Resources Committee, Deo van Wijk, chairman of Swiss company Janus Methanol AG (formed in 2007), outlined a potential approach to converting North Slope gas to gasoline via the combination of a new methanol production technology (GigaMethanol) and the Methanol-to-Gasoline (MTG) process developed by ExxonMobil Research and Engineering (EMRE). If the entire daily output of North Slope gas (4.5

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Alaska Governor proposes $355M financial package for LNG plant on North Slope

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Alaska Governor Sean Parnell proposed a $355-million financial package for construction of a natural gas liquefaction plant on Alaska’s North Slope and a Fairbanks-area natural gas distribution system through the private sector, and an area-wide utility. A North Slope LNG plant has the potential to deliver gas via truck to Fairbanks and to provide access to gas for road and river communities, as well as Southcentral Alaska.

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Shell backs out of Alaska for foreseeable future with financial hit

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Shell announced on Monday that it will cease further exploration activity in offshore Alaska for the foreseeable future. The company said the decision reflects the results from Burger J exploration well located in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea; the high costs associated with the project; and the “ challenging and unpredictable ” federal regulatory environment in offshore Alaska. The balance sheet carrying value of Shell’s Alaska position is approximately $3.0

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USGS releases first shale-oil and shale-gas resource potential assessment for the Alaska North Slope

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The US Geological Survey has released its first estimate of the potential of undiscovered, technically recoverable onshore shale oil and gas resources in Alaska’s North Slope. Northern Alaska province showing boundaries of assessment units (AU). However, the recent success of shale oil and shale gas development in the lower-48 states demonstrates the technical viability of such resources, USGS said.

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Alaska LNG Project partners select lead terminal location

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ExxonMobil, BP, ConocoPhillips and TransCanada have selected a site in the Nikiski area on the Kenai Peninsula as the lead site for the proposed Alaska LNG project''s natural gas liquefaction plant and terminal. The Nikiski site also results in a pipeline route that provides an access opportunity to North Slope natural gas by the major population centers in Fairbanks, Mat-Su Valley, Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula.

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TransCanada and ExxonMobil To Work Together on Alaska Gas Pipeline

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TransCanada Corporation and ExxonMobil have reached an agreement to work together on an Alaska gas pipeline. In November 2007, TransCanada Alaska and Foothills jointly submitted an application under the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) to build a 4.5 In December 2008, TransCanada was awarded the AGIA license after an open and transparent competitive bid process and receiving the approval of the Alaska legislature.

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Linc Energy acquires more UCG coal exploration acreage in Alaska

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Linc Energy Ltd has acquired the grant of 181,414 acres of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) coal exploration licences in Alaska from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority following a competitive bidding process. This is an excellent outcome for Linc Energy which greatly advances our strategic goal to bring commercial UCG development to Alaska and become a significant part of the USA domestic energy market.

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ICCT updates US airline fuel efficiency rankings; Alaska stays on top, American on bottom

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Key findings of the updated study include: Alaska, Spirit, Frontier, and Southwest Airlines remained the top four most fuel-efficient airlines on US domestic operations in 2014. On average, Alaska has operated the most efficient US domestic flights for five years running since 2010. America Airlines ranked last for the third year in a row, burning 25% more fuel than Alaska to provide a comparable level of transport service.

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IHS Markit: Alaska North Slope a super basin ready for resurgence; production to grow 40% in 8 years

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The Alaska North Slope (ANS) Basin—a prolific source of US oil production previously limited by a number of barriers to entry including cost and access—is poised to re-emerge as a major source of US energy production, with crude oil output potentially increasing as much as 40% during the next eight years, according to new energy research from IHS Markit.

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UCG company Linc Energy completes drilling of first gas exploration well in Alaska

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Underground coal gasification company Linc Energy has completed the drilling of the LEA #1 exploration well in the Point Mackenzie Block of the Cook Inlet Basin in Alaska, USA. LEA #1 encountered a number of gas bearing horizons and 7" casing has been run and cemented. Linc said this will allow technical teams to plan a testing program to evaluate the potential for commercial gas production from the prospect.

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Ford used Alaska’s trickiest terrain to test the F-150 Lightning’s all-season capability

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The F-150 Lightning spent two weeks with Ford engineers in Alaska, providing the vehicle with some of its toughest and trickiest tests to date. Alaska was an ideal choice, especially as it offered extreme scenarios of what the truck will see on a daily basis.

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Interior Secretary Salazar outlines proposed plan for additional development in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar outlined a proposed plan that will allow for additional access for oil and gas development in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) while also protecting wildlife and coastal resources. trillion cubic feet of discovered and undiscovered economically recoverable natural gas. These populations are a subsistence resource for more than 40 northern and western Alaska Native villages. Arctic Natural Gas Oil

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Alaska Airlines to be Gevo’s commercial launch partner for renewable alcohol-based jet fuel

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Gevo has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Alaska Airlines to purchase Gevo’s renewable jet fuel and fly the first commercial flight on alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ). Hydrogen gas, a byproduct of the aromatization reaction, is used to remove unsaturated bonds in the aliphatic material. Alaska Airlines was the first US airline to fly multiple commercial passenger flights using a biofuel from used cooking oil.

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US DOE seeking accelerated development of unconventional energy resources in Alaska’s Arctic

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Under the MOU , DNR and DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy will work together—and with potential investors—to study unconventional energy resources in Alaska’s Arctic. The Alaska North Slope has two of the largest conventional oil fields in North America (Prudhoe Bay and Kuparuk) as well as several other smaller but still significant fields. Alaska will also participate in periodic reviews of all scientific data and reports collected or created during the course of the MOU.

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Department of Interior announces 2012-2017 offshore oil and gas development program; GOM and Alaska

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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the Proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017 , which makes more than 75% of undiscovered technically recoverable oil and gas resources estimated in federal offshore areas available for exploration and development. It schedules 15 potential lease sales for the 2012-2017 period: 12 in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and 3 off the coast of Alaska, and none off of either the Pacific or Atlantic coasts.

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Alaska state senators propose $475M in incentives for xTL plants

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Alaska state senator Lesil McGuire has introduced a bill ( Senate Bill 109 ) that would grant $475 million in state investment tax credits toward development of plants converting natural gas-, coal- or biomass-to-liquids products (GTL, CTL or BTL = xTL) on the state’s North Slope. The $475 million credit against state corporate income tax liability would be for each plant built in Alaska, although the credit cannot exceed 60 of the total cost of the facility.

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EPA proposes new rulemaking for sharp cuts in methane emissions from oil and gas industry

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing comprehensive new regulations to reduce methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry—including, for the first time, reductions from existing sources nationwide. Emissions Market Background Natural Gas Oil Regulations

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Department of Interior awards initial $560M to 24 states to plug, cap and reclaim orphaned oil and gas wells

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The Department of the Interior awarded an initial $560 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 24 states to begin work to plug, cap and reclaim orphaned oil and gas wells. Alaska. Infrastructure Market Background Natural Gas OilEligible states have indicated that there are more than 10,000 high-priority well sites across the country ready for immediate remediation efforts, with more lined up for future action.

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Department of Interior seeking industry input on interest in potential oil and gas lease sale in Alaska’s Cook Inlet

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The Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017 (earlier post ) includes one potential special-interest lease sale in the Cook Inlet Planning Area (Sale 244). DOI is now seeking input from the oil and gas industry to determine interest in exploration off the coast of South-Central Alaska—a key step in the planning process for a potential oil and natural gas lease sale in the Cook Inlet.

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Alaska Pipeline Project partners progressing on massive LNG export project; total cost between $45 to 65+ billion

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Concept of the Alaska Southcentral LNG Project. The partners in the Alaska Pipeline Project (APP)—ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, BP, and TransCanada— submitted a letter to Alaska Governor Sean Parnell describing their companies’ progress in advancing an Alaska liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project. I’m encouraged that the companies have made significant progress in advancing a project and an associated schedule for commercializing North Slope gas.

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New Findings Show Increased Ocean Acidification in Alaska Waters

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Alaska’s oceans are becoming increasingly acidic, which could damage Alaska’s king crab and salmon fisheries, according to new findings by a University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist. This spring, chemical oceanographer Jeremy Mathis returned from a cruise armed with seawater samples collected from the depths of the Gulf of Alaska. They show that ocean acidification is likely more severe and is happening more rapidly in Alaska than in tropical waters.

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Rosneft and ExxonMobil expand strategic cooperation in Russian Arctic and Alaska

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Rosneft and ExxonMobil will expand their cooperation under their 2011 Strategic Cooperation Agreement ( earlier post ) to include an additional approximately 600,000 square kilometers (150 million acres) of exploration acreage in the Russian Arctic and potential participation by Rosneft (or its affiliate) in the Point Thomson project in Alaska. It is estimated that Point Thomson contains approximately 25% of the known gas resource base in Alaska’s North Slope.

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ICCT: US domestic airlines show modest improvement in fuel efficiency since 2010, top performers Alaska and Spirit widen lead

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from 2010 to 2012, less than what is needed to meet US greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals, according to an analysis released today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Alaska Airlines had the most efficient US domestic operations in both 2011 and 2012, the same position it occupied in a 2010 benchmark assessment published by the ICCT last year. Fuel efficiency scores (FES) of the 13 largest US airlines on domestic operations in 2012. An FES of 1.00

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ASTM ballot greenlights approval of ATJ-SPK biojet from alcohol; Gevo 1st commercial test flight with Alaska Airlines

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As previously announced, Alaska Airlines is now poised to fly the first commercial test flight using Gevo’s renewable ATJ-SPJ fuel. Gevo is preparing the shipment of ATJ to Alaska Airlines for this first flight. Alaska Airlines will work with the Federal Aviation Administration to schedule the flight using Gevo’s ATJ. Developing a domestic, competitively priced, sustainable supply of biofuels is fundamental to Alaska Airline’s long term sustainability goals.

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$9 A Gallon Too Much For Gas This Winter? Avoid Nome, Alaska

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The rising cost of gas is one of life's inevitabilities, though how quickly the price rises depends on where you live. If you live in Nome, Alaska, then you're in for an inevitable and very expensive winter. According to Yahoo (via AutoBlogGreen), you could soon be paying $9 for every gallon of gas. It's all about supply and demand. A recent heavy

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Shell to postpone drilling into hydrocarbon zones offshore Alaska until 2013; top hole preparation continues

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With its drilling window closing and a number of factors—the most recent being a damaged containment dome on its Arctic Challenger barge—creating delays, Royal Dutch Shell has decided to postpone drilling into hydrocarbon zones offshore Alaska this year.

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US Department of Interior to Hold Oil and Gas Lease Sale for 1.8M Acres in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

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The Department of the Interior (DOI) will hold a lease sale for oil and gas parcels in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) on 11 August, offering 190 tracts of land, totaling about 1.8 Currently, there are 310 authorized oil and gas leases totaling 3,026,633 acres in the NPR-A. 4, the NPR-A is a 23-million acre area on Alaska’s North Slope that has a history of nearly 100 years of petroleum exploration.

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Alaska Airlines launching 75 flights powered by 20% biofuel blend in the US; SkyNRG the fuel supplier

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Alaska Airlines will fly 75 commercial passenger flights in the United States powered by a biofuel blend, starting this Wednesday. Alaska Airlines and its sister carrier, Horizon Air, will continue to operate select flights between Seattle and the two cities over the next few weeks using a 20% blend of renewable biofuel. —Alaska Air Group Chairman and CEO Bill Ayer.

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US and Japan partnership to test methane hydrate production technologies on Alaskas North Slope

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The US Department of Energy; the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation; and ConocoPhillips will work together to test technologies for producing methane gas from hydrate deposits on the Alaska North Slope. The production tests are the next step in both US and Japanese national efforts to evaluate the response of gas hydrate reservoirs to alternative gas hydrate production concepts.

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Alaska Native Corporation Proposes Underground Coal Gasification Project with Carbon Capture for Power Generation

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CIRI), an Alaska Native corporation, is proposing an underground coal gasification (UCG) project that would use the resulting syngas to fuel a new 100 MW combined cycle power plant. The syngas could also be upgraded to synthetic natural gas or synthetic liquid fuels. CIRI executives presented the plan to state lawmakers at a joint hearing in Alaska on Friday. comparable to natural gas.

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Alaska Senators Introduce Legislation Permitting Advanced Directional Drilling for ANWR

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US Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, introduced legislation that would allow the use of advanced directional drilling to tap the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) coastal plain. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, would allow access to the coastal plain’s oil and natural gas resources through the use of underground directional drilling from state-owned lands to the west of the refuge and state waters from the north.

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ConocoPhillips and US DOE project testing production of methane from hydrates via CO2 injection on Alaska North Slope

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A fully instrumented well that will test innovative technologies for producing methane gas from hydrate deposits has been installed on the North Slope of Alaska. Laboratory studies indicate that the CO 2 molecules will replace the methane molecules within the solid hydrate lattice, resulting in the simultaneous sequestration of CO 2 in a solid hydrate structure and production of methane gas.

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Forget $5 A Gallon: Alaska Residents Are Regularly Paying $6

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Over the past few months, gas prices have been creeping ever upward, fueled by political uncertainty in the Middle East and a reduction in U.S. In California, a state traditionally plagued by high gas prices, a gallon of Regular now costs well over $4.50 at most gas stations. oil refining capabilities. But according to USA Today’s Chris

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US Defense Logistics Agency Developing FT Fuel Blends Pilot Program in Alaska

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Alaska Journal of Commerce. The US Defense Logistics Agency is developing a pilot program to supply 50:50 Fischer-Tropsch synthetic fuel blends to Air Force and Army units operating in Alaska, officials with the agency said 11 March at a Defense Energy Support Center conference in Anchorage. An Alaska location for the plant is preferred, however, because transportation costs would be reduced.

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USGS estimates nearly 39 billion barrels of oil undiscovered and technically recoverable in two Arctic petroleum provinces; 275 trillion feet of gas

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Map of Arctic Alaska Province (outlined in black) showing boundaries of the platform and fold-and-thrust belt assessment units in red. The US Arctic Alaska Petroleum Province holds mean estimates of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources of nearly 30 billion barrels of oil, about 179 trillion cubic feet of nonassociated gas, and 40 trillion cubic feet of associated gas, according to a new assessment published by the US Geological Survey (USGS).

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