Regulatory Commission of Alaska

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There could be a chain of electric vehicle chargers along the Railbelt by 2022. The Alaska Energy Authority is building out its plan to make the 600-mile stretch of highway friendlier to electric vehicles.

But advocates say the state needs to change regulations before that plan is feasible. Earlier this month, a coalition of Railbelt utilities proposed some of those changes to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, the body that manages public utilities in the state.

Regulators oppose CINGSA request

Mar 8, 2019


Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska, or CINGSA, won’t have any guarantees of recouping proposed investments through rate hikes. The Regulatory Commission of Alaska issued its decision on the matter this week.

CINGSA upgrades could mean higher gas rates

Nov 16, 2018
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A pending decision from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska could lead to higher rates for South Central natural gas customers.

Hilcorp applies to decommission Drift River terminal

Jun 11, 2018
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

Hilcorp subsidiary Cook Inlet Pipeline Company has applied to permanently shut down the Drift River Terminal on the west side of Cook Inlet.

CINGSA files for approval of new wells

May 21, 2018
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A natural gas storage well in Kenai is looking to expand. Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska, CINGSA filed a petition earlier this month with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska seeking assurance cost for a redundancy project.

CIPL gets temp OK for undersea pipeline work

Mar 27, 2018

The project to change the way oil and gas is transported in and around Cook Inlet has gotten an initial okay to head underwater. Earlier this month, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska granted a temporary construction permit to the Cook Inlet Pipeline Company for the offshore section of the Tyonek Pipeline. 

The RCA previously approved two temporary construction permits for onshore construction work.

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About every 25 or so years, statistically, mud rushing down the side of Mount Redoubt as the result of volcanic eruption threatens the Drift River oil storage facility and terminal on the west side of Cook Inlet. If all goes as planned, a new project by Harvest Alaska, a subsidiary of Hilcorp, will mitigate those dangers and simplify the pipeline infrastructure in and around the inlet.

Richard Novacaski, Alaska Operations Manager for Harvest Alaska, outlined the Cross-Inlet Pipeline Extension for members of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at its weekly luncheon Wednesday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.