Crowley Orders 55,000-Barrel ATB for Western Alaska Operations

Crowley Fuels has signed construction contracts to build a 55,000-barrel, articulated tug-barge (ATB) to serve the Western Alaska market. Crowley says the 410-foot ATB will be specially designed for the demanding river and sea conditions of Western Alaska. The tug will be constructed by Master Boat Builders of Bayou La Batre, Alabama. The 350-foot barge will be built by … [Read more...]

Alaska Ferry Workers, State Try Mediation to End Strike

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, July 27 (Reuters) - Alaska ferry workers and state officials were seeking a federal mediator's help on Saturday to end a strike that has disrupted travel during the peak summer tourist season. The strike, which started on Wednesday, has halted traffic for the Alaska Marine Highway System, the state-operated ferry system that serves 35 coastal … [Read more...]

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...]