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If you are among the sadly misinformed who think Senate Bill 21 oil tax reform – the More Alaska Production Act – has had no effect, think again: ConocoPhillips and Doyon Drilling have announced a five-year deal for a new $100 million drill rig to operate in the Kuparuk oil field starting in 2016. And that is only […]



Michael Ramirez is a two-time American Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.  

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Six-figure bonus for UA president raises eyebrows amid budget cuts

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Doyon inks five-year deal with ConocoPhillips for $100 million drill rig

By Dermot Cole, Alaska Dispatch News FAIRBANKS — ConocoPhillips and Doyon Drilling announced a five-year deal Monday for a new $100 million drill rig that is to operate in the Kuparuk oil field starting in 2016. Read More:

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