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Category: Econ 14-18

Petroleum

Petroleum

West Sak costs now cut 45% Alaska producers are cracking the code in tapping a huge resource of thick “viscous” oil on the North Slope. The latest project, North East West Sak, or NEWS, is now producing above projections and […]

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Economy

Economy

Walker proposes Permanent Fund support for economic development For the first time, probably since Walter Hickel was governor, a proposal to use the Permanent Fund to foster economic development has been put forth by a state chief executive. At a […]

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Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence

Job losses continue to slow as economy steadies Job losses are steadily decreasing to the point that employment may reach a steady state by the end of the year. State labor economist Neal Fried said employment dropped 0.6 percent in […]

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Politics

Politics

Dunleavy may have edge in three-way governor’s race There is now a complex three-way race for governor in the Alaska November general election and the street talk is that Republican Mike Dunleavy, who defeated challenger Mead Treadwell in the August […]

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Transportation

Transportation

Maersk plans test Arctic voyage Maersk, the international shipping giant, is conducting a test run of a freighter through Russia’s Northern Sea Route in the Arctic. Its vessel is to transit the Bering Straits about Sept. 1 en route to […]

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Minerals

Minerals

Mining employment up this year Alaska mining employment is up this year, according to preliminary data from the Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development.  The estimate for 2018 is 3,126, up from 3,076 in 2017 and 2,945 in 2016. If […]

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Fisheries

Fisheries

Salmon catch passes 100 million Alaska’s Dept. of Fish and Game is now forecasting a harvest of 147 million salmon for 2018, which is within the range of 100 million to 150 million fish caught that is considered the long-term […]

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