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Category: Econ 15-18

Fisheries

Fisheries

Salmon season wraps up Alaska’s 2018 summer salmon fishery is about wrapped up. The harvest will be well below the preseason forecasts due to unexpected timing of some runs, which disrupted fishing. Sockeye catches are coming in on target at […]

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Minerals

Minerals

Pogo Mine sold by Sumitomo Australia-based Northern Star Resources Ltd. is purchasing the producing Pogo gold mine east of Fairbanks from Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. and Sumitomo Corp., two Japanese companies that developed and owned the mine. A sales price […]

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Petroleum

Petroleum

Latest Nenana Basin well is dry Tough break for Doyon and Cook Inlet Region, partners in the latest well in the Nenana Basin, Totchaket #1. The well is 20 miles north of the city of Nenana. Drilling to 11,225 feet […]

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Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence

Military, tourism lifts Fairbanks this year Its jobs are still down from 2015 but Fairbanks is enjoying a mini-boom in home construction this year, lifting construction employment, with most of this in the North Pole community east of the Interior […]

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Energy

Energy

More LNG storage in Fairbanks Construction is proceeding in Fairbanks on a $52.5 million liquefied natural gas storage tank for the Interior Gas Utility with the project on track for completion in late 2019. Meanwhile, IGU’s board approved a contract […]

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Transportation

Transportation

Fuel shipment by sea to slope Crowley Fuel delivered a bulk load of diesel by barge to the North Slope in late August, the first marine fuel shipment to the slope in 20 years. Two million gallons were delivered to […]

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Health Care

Health Care

Opposition mounts to state health authority A proposed State Health Authority is picking up opposition. The plan seeks efficiencies and reductions in health care costs by combining all health plans that are state-funded under one large state-managed plan. The pushback […]

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