Big Oil on a spending spree in Alaska – for now

 A bird flies above one portion of the central gas facility on BP's Prudhoe Bay Oil Field in Alaska. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy/Houston Chronicle)

A bird flies above one portion of the central gas facility on BP’s Prudhoe Bay Oil Field in Alaska. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy/Houston Chronicle)

Energy company investments in Alaska could reverse declining oil production in the state.

Firms are planning the largest energy project in the state’s history along with a series of moves to rejuvenate Alaska’s biggest oil fields.

That is unless, the companies are saying, voters in the state in August dismantle a new oil tax regime that Houston-based ConocoPhillips and others say makes Alaska far more attractive than it was under higher levies imposed in 2007.

In a story at HoustonChronicle.com, FuelFix reporter Collin Eaton takes a look at the energy projects that area planned and issues surrounding the tax vote.