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...]

New Video Shows Natural Gas Platform Fire in Cook Inlet, AK

Some new video from the Nikiski Fire Department shows Thursday's fire aboard the Baker platform located in Cook Inlet, Alaska. As gCaptain reported yesterday, all four personnel were evacuated without injury from the natural gas platform after the fire broke early Thursday morning. The source of the fire was quickly secured but firefighting efforts continued throughout the … [Read more...]

Coast Guard Responding to Fire Aboard Cook Inlet Drilling Platform

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a fire aboard a natural gas drilling platform located in Alaska's Cook Inlet which prompted the evacuation of all personnel. The Coast Guard said it has launched several assets to the scene including a Coast Guard Hercules HC-130 plane and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to conduct overflights, as well as the Coast Guard Cutter's Mustang and … [Read more...]