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  • 27 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Mark Begich hailed last week’s passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), a key piece of legislation for the nation’s marine transportation infrastructure that includes a Begich provision changing guidelines that had made it very difficult for Alaska ports and harbors to get federal funding. “This bill clears the way […]

  • 25 April 2014

    Alaska’s U.S. Senator Mark Begich welcomed yesterday’s order by a federal judge in the latest lawsuit over Shell Oil Company’s plans to develop oil and gas in Alaska’s Arctic waters which sets in place a process for resumption of that development. U.S. Federal District Court Judge Ralph Beistline yesterday entered his order on the Lease […]

  • 8 August 2012

    U.S. Sen. Mark Begich released the following statement after Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement to allow conversion of TOTE’s Alaska-bound ships to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a means of complying with new rules to reduce air pollution from ships: “I commend TOTE […]

  • 4 March 2013

    Citing expanding commerce and activity in the Arctic, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich introduced The Arctic Deepwater Ports Enhancement Act to promote the development of much-needed deepwater ports in the region. “Arctic ports will have a big effect on the way we produce and export natural resources and on our ability to reduce high fuel costs […]

  • 30 July 2012
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    A coalition of stakeholders engaged in maritime industry, comprising of both, the U.S. and international vessel owners and operators, including relevant labor unions, has sent a letter to the U.S. Senate asking for support to uniform national standard for the regulation of ballast water and other vessel discharges. The letter, addressed to Hon. John D. […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Project & Tenders

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources called for expanded energy exploration and production in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in a joint letter with Senators Begich, D-Alaska, Warner, D-Va., and Manchin, D-W.Va., to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. The letter was sent as […]

  • 10 March 2014

    To create jobs at home and bolster allies abroad in the wake of tensions in Ukraine, U.S. Senator Mark Begich has introduced legislation to speed permitting for an all-Alaska natural gas pipeline and LNG project, as well as expanding U.S. natural gas exports to allies overseas. Begich’s bill, The Freedom Through Energy Export Act, would […]

  • 1 October 2012

    The state of Alaska is working with the US Army Corps of Engineers to locate a site for a new deep water port. The legislation to create the Arctic Port Authority was introduced in September, reports portstrategy.com. “Do we need a deep water port? Yes. Do we need additional ports? Yes. Better communications systems, weather […]

  • 17 December 2013

    U.S. Sen. Mark Begich released a statement after ConocoPhillips filed with the U.S. Department of Energy to authorize the export of 40 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas. “With all the Southcentral utilities having gas under contract through March 2018, this is a welcome boost to the Kenai Peninsula economy. Even seasonal shipments of […]

  • 11 July 2013

    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), along with a bipartisan group of 32 Senators sent a letter to Secretary of Department of Energy (DOE) Ernest Moniz urging the department to prioritize and expedite decisions on permit applications to export Liquefied […]

  • 5 February 2013

    U.S. Sen. Mark Begich joined Republican colleagues to introduce legislation to expedite liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to NATO members and Japan, Alaska’s key trading partner. “In addition to being a key strategic ally for our nation, until China overtook it last year Japan has been Alaska’s number one trading partner for decades. When I […]

  • 17 December 2013

    U.S. Sen. Mark Begich yesterday pushed back on his Democratic colleagues in the Senate, calling their appeal to delay Arctic development shortsighted, misinformed and misguided.   “I’m disappointed – although not surprised – to see several Senate Democrats request that the government delay oil and gas leasing in the Arctic and order a review of […]

  • 22 February 2013

    U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, along with EPW Ranking Member David Vitter (R-La.), Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), and Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) sent a letter to the Secretary of Department of Energy (DOE) Steven Chu, offering a rebuttal to […]

  • 25 July 2013

    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, introduced S. 1355, a bill that will help incentivize the production of Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) without taxpayer subsidies. Original cosponsors of the bill include U.S. Sens. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Robert Casey (R-Pa.). “With natural […]

  • 11 July 2013

    API Group Director for Upstream and Industry Operations Erik Milito praised the bipartisan leadership of 34 Senators, who called for an expeditious review of applications for U.S. LNG export facilities ahead of global competition to meet growing demand for natural gas. “Bipartisan support in Congress continues to grow for expediting the review of LNG exports. […]

  • 5 May 2014

    U.S. Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and a coalition of pro-energy lawmakers pressed the White House to quickly review and act on a series of pending permits for LNG export facilities, citing the economic and foreign policy benefits for the United States and its allies abroad. The lawmakers’ letter cites the U.S. Department of Energy’s swift […]

  • 1 February 2013

    U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the “Expedited LNG for American Allies Act of 2013 (S.192).”  The bipartisan legislation gives North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member nations, Japan, and others the same preferential treatment as our free trade partners with respect to exports of natural gas, including liquefied […]

  • 10 April 2014

    API President and CEO Jack Gerard applauded yesterday’s vote on legislation to fast track U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas. The measure, H.R. 6, was approved by the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power. “Today’s vote is just the latest signal that momentum for action on natural gas exports is stronger than ever,” […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard applauded the introduction of the Offshore Petroleum Expansion Now Act of 2012 (OPEN Act) which promises to expand responsible offshore development, make the U.S. more energy secure and create jobs. “We are an energy-rich nation that can and should be doing much more to secure our energy […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), yesterday joined with the Transportation Institute, along with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), U.S. Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and U.S. Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) to highlight new data from a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers that shows Alaska ranks third in the nation in per capita maritime jobs. The study showed that […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Alaska delegation today renewed their commitment to protecting Alaskan commercial fishermen by introducing the Maritime Lien Reform Act of 2013. This legislation would prohibit maritime liens from being imposed on commercial fishing permits, while protecting the rights of fishermen as they continue to engage in the commercial industry in order to provide for their […]

  • 1 May 2014

    API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed vote on legislation to fast-track U.S. exports of LNG. The measure, H.R. 6, was approved by the Energy and Commerce Committee. “The case for natural gas exports is clear, and Congress is ready to see those benefits flow to U.S. workers,” said Gerard. “America is now the world’s […]