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Category: Econ 3-19

Seafood

Seafood

Large new mariculture projects The public comment period closed March 1 on applications for new state mariculture sites including two large oyster farms in South- east Alaska. One is a proposal for a 182-acre farm by Sitka Sound Seafoods, an […]

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Timber

Timber

New Southeast harvest contract The state of Alaska signed a contract to sell timber to ALCAN Timber Inc. to do harvest- ing at a site at the northeast end of Gravina Island, near Ketchikan. The company will pay $2.1 million […]

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Minerals

Minerals

Another step for big Donlin project The state Department of Natural Resources is- sued a proposed right-of-way lease for a 315-miless pipeline to transport natural gas to the Donlin Gold project in the mid-Kuskokwim River area northwest of Anchorage. Donlin […]

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Petroleum

Petroleum

Slope production dips this winter North Slope oil production is running sub-stantially lower this winter compared with last year, according to state Department of Revenue production data. The problem ap- pears to be in the Nikaitchuq field operated by Eni. […]

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Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence

Anchorage’s housing appears stable, but there are challenges Anchorage’s housing market is stable, which is a good sign in the current economy, but housing experts also call it stagnant in terms of the pace of new building needed to replace […]

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Energy

Energy

Southeast hydro: Low water Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg electric utilities have had to fire up diesel generators due to low water levels at Lake Tyee and Swan Lake, which supply hydro plants. Fuel supplier PetroMarine agreed to give Petersburg a […]

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Transportation

Transportation

Truckers’ big economic clout Truckers in Alaska put a lot of money into the economy. Data presented to state legislators in Juneau in early February by the Alaska Truck- ing Association showed that trucking companies paid $700 million in wages […]

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Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Skagway dock options eyed Engineers have developed five options for a new floating dock for Skagway, with costs rang- ing from $18 million to $26.5 million. White Pass and Yukon Route, which owns Skagway’s docks, is leading the work. KPFF […]

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