Alaska prepares for potential LNG future

JUNEAU, Alaska, March 19 (UPI) -- Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said a Senate vote in favor of a liquefied natural gas project was a vote in favor of his state's economic future.

North Pole crude oil refinery to close

NORTH POLE, Alaska, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Flint Hills Resources said it will close its North Pole crude oil refinery in Alaska, citing tough market conditions and expensive remediation.

Site picked for Alaskan LNG

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. and international oil companies announced they winnowed a list of more than 20 sites for an LNG terminal in Alaska down to one on the Kenai Peninsula.

LNG developments frustrate Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska, June 24 (UPI) -- Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said he was concerned about the investments targeting natural gas development projects in his state.

U.S. oil, gas debate shifts north

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is called on to enact measures that would prohibit oil and gas exploration in an arctic reserve, U.S. House leaders said.

Time right for Alaska, BP says

JUNEAU, Alaska, June 4 (UPI) -- The time is right to make major investments in energy projects in Alaska, BP Alaska President Janet Weiss said.

Alaska offers to help pay for ANWR exploration

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- Alaska would pay millions of dollars to help the U.S. government survey the state's potential oil and natural gas reserves, Gov. Sean Parnell said Saturday.

Ice jam causes flooding in Galena, Alaska

GALENA, Alaska, May 30 (UPI) -- An ice jam in the Yukon River in Alaska caused flooding in the city of Galena and forced the evacuation of 300 people, officials said.

U.S. governors want more work offshore

HOUSTON, May 7 (UPI) -- There's a disconnect between state needs and U.S. regulations that inhibits offshore energy development, U.S. governors said.

Alaskans try courting oil investors

JUNEAU, Alaska, April 15 (UPI) -- Reforming Alaska's tax laws will encourage investors to look at the state's oil reserve potential, members of the Alaskan House of Representatives said.

Alaska set for LNG overhaul

FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Alaskan Gov. Sean Parnell welcomed commitments from major energy companies to build an 800-mile pipeline for a liquefied natural gas project.

Alaska wants role in Kulluk investigation

JUNEAU, Alaska, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Alaskan government is calling on Washington to include its officials on a panel investigating last month's incident regarding Shell's drill ship Kulluk.

Alaska senator welcomes gas pipeline nod

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said building a natural gas pipeline through the Denali National Park is a low-risk option for the state.

Alaska courts Asia for LNG options

JUNEAU, Alaska, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Officials in Alaska said they met with South Korean executives to review prospects for Asian exports of liquefied natural gas.

Oil independent upbeat on Alaska's oil

FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The chairman of an independent oil producer said he was "really optimistic" about the oil opportunities in the North Slope of Alaska.
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Sean R. Parnell (born November 19, 1962) is an American Republican politician who is the tenth and current Governor of Alaska. He succeeded Sarah Palin following her resignation, and was sworn in at the Governor's Picnic in Fairbanks on July 26, 2009. Parnell was elected to a full term as Governor in November 2010, becoming the first unelected Alaska Governor to be later elected in his own right.

Parnell was born in Hanford, California. He is the son of Kevin "Pat" Parnell, who owned a printing company in Anchorage. He attended Pacific Lutheran University, earning his B.B.A. in 1984, and University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law) earning his law degree in 1987. He is admitted to the bar in both Alaska and Washington D.C.

Parnell's father was the Democratic nominee for Alaska's at-large congressional seat running against incumbent Don Young in 1980. He served as a Democratic member of Alaska's state house from 1991 to 1993.

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