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Does Southcentral Alaska need to import liquefied natural gas?
That’s been a growing concern in recent years as production of Cook Inlet natural gas declined.
But Hilcorp Alaska — now the region’s major oil and gas producer — says the gas resource exists to meet expected demands.
Hilcorp assumed a dominant role in crude oil production in Southcentral when it acquired Chevron’s Cook Inlet assets at the beginning of 2012 and since closing on acquisition of Marathon’s Cook Inlet assets early this year it has also become the dominant producer of natural gas.
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Gov. Sean Parnell didn’t rest on his laurels after getting the Legislature’s approval for oil tax changes. Since the session ended, Parnell’s been busy learning firsthand about other tax regimes with visits to Scotland and Norway; traveling to Houston to build a resource development consensus among....
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