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.

Energy firms propose Alaskan gas pipeline

ANCHORAGE, Ala., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A group of energy giants have submitted a plan for a project to transport Alaskan natural gas for export to Asia they estimate would cost anywhere from $45 billion to more than $65 billion.

Alaska cozies to Asia for natural gas

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- There is an "enormous potential" for Japan and South Korea in the natural gas reserves in the North Slope of Alaska, Gov. Sean Parnell said.

Alaska may send LNG to Asian markets

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Shale natural gas development in the Lower 48 states suggests Alaska may find an attractive market for LNG in Asian economies, an industry consultant said.

Floodwaters inundate Alaskan town

TALKEETNA, Alaska, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Residents of Talkeetna, Alaska, were asked to evacuate as recent heavy rains caused a nearby river to flood, officials said.

Group: Why drill in ANWR?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- With most of the oil- and gas-rich North Slope of Alaska available for drilling, an advocacy group questioned why more was needed.

TransCanada: U.S. needs conventional gas

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Canadian pipeline company TransCanada said the lower 48 U.S. states will still need natural gas despite Alaskan interests in tapping into Asian markets.

Alaska looks to get natural gas to Asia

JUNEAU, Alaska, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A move to consider getting natural gas from Alaska to markets in Asia represents a welcome shift in strategy, lawmakers said.
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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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