[About Richard Fineberg]
Richard A. Fineberg has researched and reported on economic and environmental issues related to Alaska and global petroleum development for four decades. Fineberg came to Alaska in 1969 to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in political science at the University of Alaska, leaving that position in 1971 to devote full time to freelance reporting.
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the1970s, Fineberg's newspaper and magazine coverage of various subjects, including
the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and a proposed natural
gas line from the North Slope, earned state and national press awards.
In 1983 Fineberg entered government service, where he held the position of senior advisor to the Governor of Alaska on oil and gas policy between 1986 and 1989. In this capacity, his portfolio included issues such as oil and gas litigation, national energy policy and revenue forecasting, as well as special assignments.
Since leaving government Fineberg has consulted, prepared reports and served as an occasional expert witness for non-profit and government organizations, independent developers and private investors. His independent research covers topics that include Alaska North Slope profitability and long-term production prospects ; state and federal petroleum revenue; economic, operational and safety issues on TAPS; the Exxon Valdez; and oil and gas issues in Belize, the Caspian Basin and the Russian Far East. He has published a chapter on Alaska petroleum litigation in Caspian Oil Windfalls: Who Will Benefit? (Open Society Institute, 2003) and reviewed The Political Economy of Oil in Alaska: Multinationals vs. the State (Rienner, 2008) for The Northern Review (Yukon College, Spring 2010).
Fineberg, the principal investigator for Research Associates of Ester (Fairbanks), Alaska and this website, is available for consulting. (For rates, contact Richard Fineberg, Email: email@example.com.)
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About Richard A. Fineberg