2-15-17 Should The Attorney General Be Authorized To Support Any Project It Wishes Before The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission?

Below We Have Today's Anticipated Response To The Breaking News We Provided In Our Sunday Column: "Sunday Night: The Quiet Before The Storm" (See the right-hand column for our remedy to the news of the "new" competition)  Supporters push for more consideration of Valdez LNG site Larry Persily. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour By Larry Persily lpersily@kpb.us Feb. 15, 2017   (This update, provided by the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor’s office, is part of an ongoing effort to help keep the public informed about [...]

2-14-17 Happy Valentine’s Day!

More Gas Pipe/LNG Entrigue We noted that YESTERDAY the Alaska governor sought to increase the statutory reach of the Department of Law's Attorney General, so that he (i.e. and various attorney friends of the Administration as well, we presume), could participate in tribunals presided over by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Here is the bill he submitted to the Legislature. Please review our Sunday night observation and consider that in testimony today before the Senate Finance Committee the President of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) said that he was aware [...]

2-12-17 It’s Sunday night, the quiet before the storm

Greetings!    (Note: this was provided to our subscribers tonight via email alert.)   It's Sunday night, the quiet before the storm.   Tomorrow, the reality of Alaska's TWO critical issues will hit the fan harder than ever. First, comes a new LNG issue that changes everything...well, not everything; the project's still uneconomic.   We'll comment more on it next week.  We will also bet that tomorrow the governor, legislators, talking heads and mainstream and social media mavens will be gushing with opinions that are certain to accomplish at least one [...]

2-10-17 The Truth About CO2? Maybe We Should Not Tax Carbon After All? (Scroll down for more news and commentary!)

Oil tax bill causes dustup in Alaska House, No one was told to sit down and be quiet at the Alaska House on Wednesday, but rules of order were invoked and challenged during a dustup over the introduction of an oil tax credit bill. From Ak-Headlamp   A summit hosted by the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) is scheduled for March 1 to March 6, in an attempt to entice commercial customers to support its $45 billion Alaska LNG project. The summit is expected to cost about $200,000, though the [...]

1-26-17 Persily Tells It Like It Is

Judge orders removal of blockade against northern Alberta pipeline construction.   CBC.ca.   Métis protest construction of northern Alberta TransCanada gas pipeline ... CBC News calls to the president of the Chard Métis Society were not ...       Larry Persily, former Alaska gas pipeline federal coordinator. NGP Photo by Dave Harbour. LNG Headlines From Former Alaska Gas Pipeline Federal Coordinator, Larry Persily      Note: we hold Persily in great regard for his diligence and intellectual honesty.  No matter who employs Persily, for the [...]

1-21-17 Consultant supports gas project infeasibility we have repeatedly addressed here

Nikos Tsafos. NGP File Photo by Dave Harbour AP by Becky Bohrer.  A legislative consultant has raised red flags about Alaska taking the lead on a major proposed liquefied natural gas project, even as Gov. Bill Walker has said he is comfortable with it. In a recent report to lawmakers, consultant Nikos Tsafos outlined challenges threatening the project's potential for success. They include a competitive market and a laundry list of tasks the state will need to achieve, such as finding buyers, insulating itself from cost overruns [...]

12-23-16 Alaska LNG: Now Is Not The Time

All about Alaska's gas project ... and its fiscal crisis Korean agencies spent over $75K on Gov. Walker and officials on Asia trip New milestone in the gas line project: The state is taking over Board for Alaska gas line project to miss another deadline AGDC officially takes over AKLNG Oil industry prepares to fight to keep tax credits alive in 2017 State receives AK LNG work, land issue still unresolved Our editorial yesterday Regarding our "Naive" editorial yesterday Courtesy: http://tinyurl.com/hjs5l85     Our Commentary: [...]

12-14-16 Trump policies could benefit all kinds of Alaska/Canadian energy projects

Rosetta Alcantra Rosetta Alcantra, Vice President of Communications for the Alaska Gasoline Development Corporation (AGDC), will present a brief overview, “Who is AGDC?”  (Monday, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce) ________________________ Did you receive yesterday's Email Alert (You read it here first) Canada Says Goodbye to Coal Generation by 2030 EIA Says U.S. oil and natural gas proved reserves decrease: lower prices ____________________________ 3 legislators look to next session.  Kenai Peninsula Online.   Chenault said one of his concerns will be the uncertain future of the Alaska [...]

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10-26-16 ALASKA’S PLACE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE: GAS PIPELINE/LNG POLICY, NORTH KOREA TRADE THREAT, DEFENSE OF ALASKA

(We urge readers to 'like' our Northern Gas Pipelines Facebook page and 'follow' our Twitter feeds.  For, while we do issue periodic 'email alerts' to our thousands of subscribers, we do not intrude on their days except when we believe we offer them extraordinary developments or commentary.  More often, we alert readers to subjects of somewhat less importance via our Facebook and Twitter feeds.  Thank you for being our NGP reader.  -dh) International Trade Implications of US-Korean Policy and North Slope Gas Monetization   Presentation notes: The World Affairs [...]

10-8-16 More On Governor’s Korea Trip

Re: Governor's Asian trips, see previous posts: 10-7-16, 10-3-16, 10-2-16 TODAY: Gov. Walker headed to South Korea to promote gas pipeline, Alaska Dispatch News.  Keith Meyer, president of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., will accompany Walker on the trip, according to a statement from the governor's ... Walker to return to S. Korea to pitch gasline plan - Alaska Public Radio Network Governor Bill Walker Plans International Energy Forum Attendance, Seoul - youralaskalink Governor Walker Invited to Speak in Korea about Alaska's Energy Opportunities - Alaska Native News

By | October 8th, 2016|AGDC, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, Commentary, LNG|0 Comments

10-7-16 Governor Gives A Day’s Notice For Another International Trip

Governor Bill Walker today sent a letter to Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell nominating the Beaufort and Chukchi seas and Cook Inlet for inclusion in the 2017-2022 proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease sale  More here. With Some Highly Astute Audiences, One Has But One Chance To Make A Successful Pitch by Dave Harbour* Bill Walker, Governor of Alaska. NGP file photo by Dave Harbour. The release below, received today, indicates Governor Bill Walker will be in Korea tomorrow for a speech to the new but influential Yeosijae [...]

9-26-16 Alaska Public Media’s Gasline Series

Tim Bradner: NGP file photo by Dave Harbour Petroleum News Update by Tim Bradner: "The exodus of experienced personnel from the department has now become a concern within industry and the state’s business community."  Alaska Journal of Commerce by Tim Bradner: "ConocoPhillips and Alaska’s state-owned gas corporation, Alaska Gasline Development Corp., say they are negotiating on a joint-venture organization to market North Slope natural gas as LNG." Ak-Headlamp.  Following last week's Prudhoe Bay plan of development announcement and subsequent tension between the state and the big three [...]

9-19-16 “Do Alaska’s Citizens SERIOUSLY Want A Government Owned, Politically Controlled Gas Pipeline/LNG Project? Really?”

Honoring another dearly departed friend, Father Norman Elliott From Ak-Headlamp this morning: AGDC president Keith Meyer challenged the idea that Alaska LNG isn't the best path forward for the state in an Alaska Dispatch News op-ed. According to Meyer, "Everyone wants to monetize their gas, but we want to open the project to broader market participation. AGDC welcomes producer investment but also recognizes that investing in the project assets as an equity owner may not generate the return they need. Setting up a transparent tolling structure allows [...]

9-12-16 Father Elliott: Dearly Departed – State Fiscal Crisis & Gas Pipeline Confusion Continue

From Must Read Alaska: FATHER ELLIOTT TAKES HIS LEAVE Beloved to many Alaskans, Father Norman Elliott passed away on Sept. 9, 2016. He was 97. Father Elliott was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was heading to seminary when he joined the Army in 1942, after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Elliott fought the Germans in France, Luxembourg, Germany, and England. In an interview, he said in 2013: “I remember good times, I remember bad times.  I remember times where I barely escaped by the skin [...]

9-2-16 Either Way, Alaska’s Investment Climate Is Damaged

Commentary Is Alaska's bureaucracy about to take control of both the great Prudhoe Bay oil & gas field and one the world's largest, most remote, highest cost pipeline/LNG projects without proven economic feasibility?  Alaska Governor Bill Walker. NGP file photo by Dave Harbour Since taking office nearly two years ago, Alaska's governor, has been marching toward accumulation of 100% equity and management control over what may well be the largest construction project in the history of North America, the Ak-LNG project; it is currently, not proven to be economically feasible.  Today, we'll review [...]