oil and gas

Bureau of Land Management

About 40 people showed up Monday at a meeting in Fairbanks to offer comments for and against a proposed North Slope oil and gas project. Supporters say development of ConocoPhillips’s Willow prospect would create jobs and boost Alaska’s economy. Opponents warn it would further harm the environment and the health of people who live nearby. They also told federal officials to stop trying to rush the review process and give them more time to study the proposal.


The Arctic Energy Summit’s agenda didn’t include any presentations on Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to halt offshore oil exploration in the Chukchi Sea. But the subject was clearly on the mind of attendees during the second day of the international forum in Fairbanks.

Doyon To Drill Again

Aug 14, 2015

Doyon has announced plans to drill another oil and gas exploration well in the Nenana area.  It will be the third the company has sunk into the oil and gas rich basin.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the Interior Regional Native Corporation is looking for a commercially develop able deposit to supply local and broader energy demand.

A high-ranking U.S. official says Alaska needs more infrastructure to handle increased shipping through Arctic waters.

The state has awarded an oil and gas exploration license for an area northwest of Fairbanks. The area is near where regional Alaska Native Corporation Doyon is exploring, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the new license is going to a single individual.

U.S. Arctic Research Commission

The United States will take over Friday as chair of the Arctic Council, the international body of representatives from eight nations with territory in the region. U.S. delegates they’ll focus on the impact of climate change on the Arctic and its peoples. And despite divisions between some members, observers say they don't believe council’s work will be disrupted.

Alaska Department of Natural Resources

The first natural gas targeted development project on the North Slope is expected to come on line as early as next year. The Point Thomson Field is being developed by Exxon Mobil, 60 miles east of Prudhoe Bay.

Nenana Continues Borough Formation Study

Nov 20, 2013

Fairbanks, AK - The City of Nenana continues to look at borough formation.  Last year, the legislature appropriated 75-thousand dollars for a study to investigate the benefits and pitfalls of establish a new Borough.  A Juneau Based community planning firm released a draft of the study earlier this month.

The Alaska Supreme Court is standing behind a decision it issued last spring, affirming that the state must consider cumulative impacts of exploration and development as it reviews oil and gas leases. As KUAC’s Dan Bross opposing sides in the case have differing views on the significance of the decision.


Fairbanks based Native corporation Doyon is seeking permits to mobilize for oil and gas exploration work in the Yukon Flats and Nenana Basin. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.