Bryan Hawkins

Drill Rigs, the Homer Port and Critical Habitat

Apr 12, 2016
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

The Randolph Yost, a jackup rig contracted by Furie Operating Alaska, is currently docked in the Port of Homer and the city is making $1,000 per day in dockage fees. The port provided similar services to another rig in 2012, but in the process a set of rules the state created to protect Kachemak Bay were broken.

Randolph Yost Arrives In Kachemak Bay

Mar 10, 2016
Photo by Julien Jacobs

The drill rig the City of Homer expected to arrive last weekend is getting ready to tie up at the Homer Port. The Randolph Yost could be ready to dock by Friday.


Petro Marine Almost Loses Lease To Bidding

Mar 1, 2016
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

Petro Marine Services had a big scare last week when the Homer City Council considered putting the lease for a property the business has used for years up for public bid. The company could have been forced to move millions of dollars of equipment. A city employee says opening the lease up for bid was a hard conversation to have but it was important to keep the city’s options open.


Buccaneer's Impact Not All Bad

Jan 27, 2016
Photo by Terry Rensel/KBBI

The City of Homer and local businesses were shocked last summer when the trustee of a bankrupt oil and gas exploration company’s assets demanded they give back money they were paid over a year ago. There are a lot of regrets over contracting with Buccaneer Energy. But a city official says he would do it again.