Legislature to back pipeline to Kenai?; Judge rules against state over oil case, 24 January 1983

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Legislature to back pipeline to Kenai?; Judge rules against state over oil case, 24 January 1983 - Judge Rules Against State Over Oil Case Juneau...
Judge Rules Against State Over Oil Case Juneau Pioneer Vic Powers Dies in Sitka ANCHORAGE (AP) - Saying Saying parts of. the contract were the worst he's ever seen, a federal federal bankruptcy judge has ruled against the state in its efforts efforts to force Alaska Oil Co. to pay $62 million for royalty oil. Visiting Judge JJavid Naugle of San Bernadino, Calif., said Friday the state did not present evidence adequate to place Alaska Oil into involuntary bankruptcy for allegedly violating violating its contract to buy 75,000 barrels of oil a day. The contract was signed in 1978 by former Natural Resources Resources Commission Bob Le- Resche with Alaska Oil, known formerly as Alaska Petrochemical Petrochemical Co. or Alpetco, an affiliate affiliate of Charter Oil of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla. At the time, the company was planning to build a 100,000- barrel-a-day refinery at Valdez to process the royalty oil. With oil prices plunging, Al- petco scrapped its scaled-down refinery plans in May 1961 and asked to be released from its contractual obligation to continue continue purchasing royalty oil. The state refused on grounds it had no way to take back the oil on short notice. Alaska Oil argued that.the oil pricing method was flawed. In July 1961, it began paying less than the amount billed by the state and later withheld additional additional payments to recoup some of the money it had paid for oil as far back as February 1981. All told, the company paid some $62 million less than what the state said was owed. The state argued that the company unilaterally lowered the price it was paying so it could resell the oil and make a $32 million profit. Victor Powers died Friday in the Pioneers Home. Legislature to Back Pipeline to Kenai? TO be Taught Training in the assistance of JUNEAU (AP) -- The Alaska various aspects of the project, ^ose involved with alcohol and Powers was bora May 24,1899 Legislature likely will consider and reaction by legislators ap- other drug abuse is the subject of Monday, January 24,1W3, DtUy Sitka Sentinel, Sitka, Alaska, Page SCAODA Phone Listed Sitka Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse's confidential phone line, number 747-5881, is open to Sitkans from 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays. A certified counselor is on duty to answer answer any questions on alcohol or drug abuse. in Nova Scotia and came to Alaska in the early 1930s. He settled in Juneau and started his own construction business. In 1948, he opened the Victor Powers paint and artist suppply store which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1969. Powers was active in the Elks Club where he was past district deputy and exalted ruler. He is survived by his wife, Henrietta of the Pioneers Home, and nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia. · Services were to have been held at 2 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alaska Crippled Childrens Association or the Sitka Pioneers Home Memorial Fund. Clinics Set Sitka Community Schools will hold a series of basketball clinics for youths in grades 4-6 beginning Jan. 29. The clinics, to be held weekly through Feb. 26, will take place on Saturdays from 9-10 a.m. at the Blatchley Junior High School Gym. Lee Demmert will be instructing. For more information information call Sitka Community Schools at 8670. a joint resolution supporting a peared to be positive. " toe second LEARN-ALASKA proposed pipeline to bring natu- "I am convinced this propos- audio-conference course offered ral gas from Prudhoe Bay to al, which was put together by *y Alaska Commission on the Kenai Peninsula for export professionals, presents an op- Postsecondary Education and to Japan, House Speaker Joe portunity for a positive action Sheldon Jackson College. Hayes said Friday. by the state of Alaska ... in The free course will be held The Anchorage Republican's moving our vast amounts of al- Tuesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. comment followed a meeting ready-discovered gas to mar- 22 through April 7. between several lawmakers ket," Egan said. Persons who may be interested and former Govs. Walter J. Hickel added: include substance abuse coun- Hickel and William A. Egan. "There's a window open in selors, family violence staff, The two served as co-chairmen the Asiatic market that prob- pastors, public safety officers, of a governor's committee ably will be open for the rest of public school personnel and studying ways to get North the year. If the Legislature and family members. Slope gas to market. the federal government do not Successful completion of the They were in Juneau to tell demonstrate enthusiasm for the program may be applied toward the House Oil and Gas Com- proposal, the Japanese will Re- make long-term gas purchase commitments to other nations mittee and the Senate sources Committee what told federal officials in Wash- and Alaska gas will remain un- they ington earlier this week. Their message: Japan is the only viable market for Alaska natural gas, but the state must move to tap that market before Australia, Canada or another nation does it 'I think we will probably propose a joint resolution" resolution" in support of the project, which is expected to cost about $25.2 billion by the time it is completed in 1992. The two former governors were questioned closely on tapped for the rest of the century. century. To Perform state certification. Those wishing to earn two college credits may enroll by contacting the registrar at Sheldon Jackson College, Box 479, Sitka, 747-8290, and paying $30. John Sullivan, director of the Regional Training Center in Sitka, will be the instructor. For more information on the class, contact Sullivan at Box 963, Sitka, or 747-3311 or 747-5085. Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre will perform two plays Wednesday Wednesday evening in Allen Auditorium. "Coyote and the Cedar Tree," a Clatsop-Chinook Indian tale explains what happens to the Police Blotter Calls handled by Sitka Police Department Friday included : Police impounded a red 1979 Honda parked by Moller Park. Women's Club to Meet Sitka Christian Women's Club will meet 11:45 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Shee Atika Lodge for a luncheon. Special feature will be a gift exchange, speaker will be Shirley Demmert and Grace Larsen and Florence Murray will provide the music. Reservations, necessary by Jan. 21, may be made bay calling Jeni Taylor at 747-5178 or Pam Olson at 747-3782. Cost of the luncheon is $6.75 and a preschool nursery is provided. Booths Now Available All persons are invited to reserve a booth for Sheldon Jackson College's WintersEnd flea market March 26. Reservations may be made by calling Elizabeth Peterson at 747-3365 during the day or 747-8529 in the evening. Both rental rates are $5 without a display table and $10 with a table. To date, ten booths have already been reserved. Fairy Tale Program Set Sitka branch of the Southeast Alaska

Clipped from Daily Sitka Sentinel24 Jan 1983, MonPage 3

Daily Sitka Sentinel (Sitka, Alaska)24 Jan 1983, MonPage 3
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