Alaska Commercial Fishermen Brace For China Tariff Pain

By Yereth Rosen (Reuters) - Alaska fishermen are used to coping with fickle weather and wild ocean waves. Now they face a new challenge: the United States’ trade war with China, which buys $1 billion in Alaskan fish annually, making it the state’s top seafood export market. Beijing, in response to the Trump administration’s move to implement extra levies on Chinese goods, … [Read more...]

Alaska Officials Still Bullish on China Natural Gas Pipeline Partnership

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 11 (Reuters) - Alaska officials on Wednesday said they remain confident that China will help the state achieve its decades-old dream of building a pipeline to carry now-stranded natural gas from the North Slope to markets, despite growing U.S.-China trade tensions. China is expected to buy about 75 percent of the liquefied natural gas … [Read more...]

Arctic Refuge Just the Start as Trump Moves to Unlock Alaska Oil

By Alex Nussbaum (Bloomberg) -- Drilling for crude in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge may be just the start as President Donald Trump seeks to revive Alaska’s beleaguered oil industry. Republicans in Congress handed the industry a long-sought victory on Tuesday, approving exploration in the vast Arctic preserve as part of their tax overhaul. The legislation, which Trump … [Read more...]