Category Archives: Alaska

Would've, Could've, Should've

Ted Stevens’ conviction has been thrown out, due to prosecutor malfeasance.  I feel sorry for “Uncle Ted”, who has been a leader of Alaska since the beginning.  He was instrumental in Alaska becoming a state.  But neither he nor I … Continue reading

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Updated Palin Poll Numbers

Hays Research Group has released new poll numbers.  Here’s the updated graph of Governor Sarah Palin’s approval rating among Alaskans (the original graph was part of an earlier post, here): Her numbers are continuing to dip.  Some of this may … Continue reading

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ANS Production – August 2008

Notes: 1    Prudhoe Bay, Midnight Sun, Aurora, Polaris, Borealis, Orion 2    Kuparuk, West Sak, Tobasco, Tarn, Meltwater, Palm, Oooguruk 3    Milne Point, Schrader Bluff, Sag River 4    Endicott, Sag Delta, Eider, Includes approximately 33,000 barrels per day of Prudhoe Bay … Continue reading

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Alaska North Slope Oil Production

From the State of Alaska Department of Revenue.  This is weekly oil production from the north slope, as measured at Pump Station 1 (the beginning of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline).  The black line is the FY 2009 predicted production for state … Continue reading

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Heavy Oil – The Future of Crude Oil is Syrup

As world production of light sweet crude oil declines, everyone is looking at “unconventional” oil sources to take up the slack.  “Unconventional” includes sources like heavy oil (warm thick goop), cold oil (cold thick goop), oil sands (thick goop mixed … Continue reading

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ExxonMobil Starts Point Thompson?

From Upstream: ExxonMobil says it is poised to launch a new $1.3 billion plan to develop the field, the first exploration since 1982. The company plans to build nearly 50 miles of ice road and an ice air strip and … Continue reading

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Alaska North Slope Oil Production and Price

Just for grins, I dumped the daily ANS (Alaska North Slope) west coast crude oil price and production data into a spreadsheet and graphed out the data.  The results are below: So while production, which accounts for roughly 12% of … Continue reading

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