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Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Inventory underway on Inlet pipelines The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory is working with state and federal agencies to inventory the Inlet’s pipeline network, much of which dates from the 1960s and 1970s, to determine what pipelines carry and the history of leaks. The Nuka Research and Planning Group is working with the CIRCAC. Draft reports are due to the CIRCAC board in May. *** A new look at Nome for Arctic port The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is […]

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Energy

Energy

Goldman Sachs values ML&P A Goldman Sachs analysis has valued Anchorage’s city-owned Municipal Light & Power at between $707 million and $1 billion, indicating that the proposed sale of ML&P to Chugach Electric Association for $1 billion would be in the upper ranges of the calculated value. The analysis had been kept con – dential by the Municipality of Anchorage until it was obtained and published by the Anchorage Daily News under the Freedom of Information Act. Chugach officials had […]

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Oil, mining and defense increases offset other decline

Oil, mining and defense increases offset other decline

Construction spending to rise 4 percent in 2018 Construction spending will rise 4 percent in Alaska in 2018 to $6.6 billion, pushed up by a recovery in capital spending by oil and gas companies. However, with oil taken out of the total, all other construction will be down 2 percent, to $4.1 billion, according to the latest annual construction forecast prepared by the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research. ISER does the work yearly for the […]

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