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Northern Gas Pipelines is your public service 1-stop-shop for Alaska and Canadian Arctic energy commentary, news, history, projects and people. It is informal and rich with new information, updated daily. Here is the most timely and complete Arctic gas pipeline and northern energy archive available anywhere—used by media, academia, government and industry officials throughout the world. Northern Gas Pipelines may be the oldest Alaska blog; we invite readers to suggest others existing before 2001.



15 September 2014 5:26am

News Miner by Robin Wood.  The Tanana River, Bassett Army Community Hospital and parts of the University of Alaska Fairbanks are all visible from one unlikely location — the top of Cell One at the Fairbanks North Star Borough Solid Waste Facility, commonly called the landfill.

Cell One is now closed and covered in layers of gravel, liners, topsoil and grass. There are 10 wells bored into the 19-acre cell that holds 1.2 million cubic yards of waste. The wells will collect methane for power generation as the cell decomposes. The next test for methane might occur this month. 

Ewart: Legitimate debate hurt by attack on Chevron gas pumpsCalgary Herald. By Stephen EwartCalgary Herald September 12, 2014 ... to a video posted anonymously on YouTube - but a natural gas pipeline that Chevron has ...


14 September 2014 1:10pm

AGDC Chair to speak at Chamber Luncheon ~ Sep 18Delta News Web, John Burns, Chairman of the Board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) will be the guest speaker at the September Chamber of ...


13 September 2014 4:58pm

AGDC Chair to speak at Chamber Luncheon ~ Sep 18Delta News Web, John Burns, Chairman of the Board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) will be the guest speaker at the September Chamber of ...


Alaska Gas Project Moves Foreward

12 September 2014 5:04pm

Journal of Commerce by Tim Bradner.  Step by step, the Alaska LNG Project is moving forward. The project made a big advance Sept. 5 with its application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin a pre-filing process for the project. 

Earlier this summer an application was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy for a license to export liquefied natural gas, or LNG. Pre-Front End Engineering and Design work, or pre-FEED, which will cost about half a billion dollars, also got underway this summer.



11 September 2014 7:01am

Bob McLeod, NWT, Arctic Route, Bitumen, Dave Harbour PhotoInstead of Mackenzie Delta natural gas flowing south, as had been the NWT/Yukon/Alberta dream for 40 years, Oil Sands bitumen flowing north may be one of the answers to Arctic Canada's economic challenges.  -dh

CBC.  Sending oilsands bitumen north through N.W.T. to a port in the Arctic is feasible, according to a study commissioned last year by Alberta.

Dubbed the Arctic Gateway Pipeline, the proposed link would ship bitumen along the Mackenzie Valley to a port in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T.

Ships from Tuktoyaktuk heading west towards the Pacific Ocean would encounter 'much more benign conditions than existed in past years,' says a report commissioned by Alberta that concludes sending oilsands bitumen to a port in the Arctic is feasible.It says shipping of bitumen through Tuktoyaktuk could start as early as next summer, using freight trains to Hay River, N.W.T., then barges the rest of the way down the Mackenzie River and on to Tuktoyaktuk.

N.W.T. Premier Bob McLeod (NGP Photo) said he is happy with the study's findings.

"The report lays out a number of options," he said. "We can start on a smaller scale, and eventually advance to where the report indicates the best option is a pipeline to the coast."

Doc Hastings. Chairman, House Resources, DOI IG In violation, Dave Harbour PhotoWASHINGTON, D.C. – House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (NGP PHOTO) delivered the following opening statement at today’s Full Committee oversight hearing entitled “Oversight of the Office of Inspector General and its Ongoing Failure to Comply with a Subpoena for Documents about a Recent Investigation."

“There are long-held concerns about the integrity and independence of the Department of the Interior’s Office of Inspect General under the leadership of Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall.  A Committee report released last year highlighted several examples of mismanagement and there are ongoing issues that continue to undermine the credibility of the OIG’s work.

The OIG is supposed to serve as an independent watchdog over the Department and report findings to Congress.  Instead, Ms. Kendall has established an accommodating and deferential relationship between the OIG and the Department, hindering the OIG’s ability to conduct impartial, independent work.

The OIG is currently in violation of a congressional subpoena for an unredacted copy of their report and documents on the Department’s rewrite of the 2008 Stream Buffer Zone Rule.  Their report exposed mismanagement of the rulemaking process and significant on-going problems.  More....

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