Calgary Herald by Javier Blax. Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron Corp., are jumping into American shale with gusto, planning to spend a combined $10 billion this year, up from next to nothing only a few years ago. (Many Alaskan and Alberta elected officials -- obviously -- have no concept of the principle of worldwide competition for attracting natural resource investment dollars. -dh) Critical Thinking The end of the Alaska Legislature's 2017, third trimester approaches. The socialist-leaning House majority has cut off debate on their [...]
Even if the federal government were to restore the natural resource birthright it has stolen from the 49th State, Alaskans would STILL remain challenged. For when its citizens enjoyed what seemed to be unlimited oil wealth 3-4 decades ago, it taxed more and spent more and more -- until it had developed an unsustainable lifestyle. So, we do hope that great leadership can free Alaska of the federal overreaching jurisdiction and violations of due process described below. But then, equally great leadership -- with disciplined citizen support -- must establish sustainable government services [...]
Commentary: Yesterday, the Senate Resources Committee's Chairman, Cathy Giessel (NGP Photo) scheduled testimony on HB 132 clarifying the mission of the state-owned Alaska Gasline Development Corporation. ON THE FEDERAL SIDE: ADN Commentary by Randall Luhi (NGP Photo). We need to take our country and economy to the next level in terms of energy security. The only way to do this is to safely and responsibly explore our own offshore energy resources, particularly off Alaska. SHELL DECISION CLOSE! ADN by Jennifer Dlouhy. The Obama administration is set to announce within days whether [...]
Alaska Dispatch by Alex DeMarban. Gov.-elect Bill Walker (NGP Photo) on Monday began the thorny task of meeting with officials from the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., an entity he targeted during his campaign as ripe for cuts, with its high salaries and the state's dueling gas pipeline projects. Commentary. We have long respected the objective reporting and wise commentary that the Calgary Herald provides its fortunate readers. Today, Editorial Board writer, David Marsden , provides a concise, common sense, pipeline perspective. In it, he reveals the harmful and illogical pipeline agendas embraced by [...]
ADN by Dermot Cole. Gov. Sean Parnell argues that the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline is a priceless insurance policy against the possibility that the oil companies will decide by 2019 that they do not want to build a larger pipeline. Challenger Bill Walker counters that it is a pricey plan that would ensure energy costs in Anchorage would go up. He wants to stop spending money on ASAP as soon as possible. Parnell said the two gas lines should be pursued for the same reason that the proposed Susitna-Watana dam should remain in [...]
White House "Conspires" With Enviro Activists (i.e. as if we didn't know. And, here's a playful, yet serious, video example. -dh) Peninsula Clarion OpEd by Mike Chenault (NGP Photo) . I’ve been involved in state politics for 14 years, and I have to say, the progress the Legislature and Governor Sean Parnell (NGP Photo) have made together in the last 2 years is a real highlight. We’re farther than ever getting a big gasline built. I’ve never seen all the necessary parties aligned like they are today. They’re spending money, committing [...]
Anti-Fossil Fuel Demonstration a Bust... Due to Lack of Fossil Fuel Power NPR Parnell, Walker continue to trade blows over Fairbanks' high energy prices. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Sean Parnell's campaign fired back at independent gubernatorial candidate Bill ... 30 years to deliver on a natural gas pipeline and has utterly failed,” Wright said. ... If he'd taken action, Fairbanks might have been getting gas today.”.
In an Alaska Dispatch interview, Governor Sean Parnell (NGP Photo) said, "With the passage of SB 138 earlier this year, we are taking steps toward construction of a natural gas pipeline. "Federal applications have been submitted, and my administration is now working with potential buyers in Japan. My administration continues to identify various financing mechanisms for the state's portion of this project; thanks to our solid credit rating, we have options." Read more here.
ADN OpEd, by Governor Sean Parnell (NGP Photo). For too long, Alaskans' dream of a natural gas pipeline has been just that -- a dream. That changed last week with the groundbreaking passage of Senate Bill 138. For the first time in Alaska's history, we have alignment of all necessary parties for a project, authorization from the Legislature to proceed into the early engineering and design phase and a clear path forward on a gas line, the Alaska LNG Project.
As our faithful readers prepare for tonight's State of the Union Speech, we also await rationale justifying the continuing overreaching jurisdiction of the White House. Please review our editorial written two years ago. We briefed readers on a big change: this president was altering the authority to take over the economy. Former administrations planned to exercise broad economic powers only in the face of a national emergency. The current White House added a provision enabling it to take dictatorial powers in 'peacetime' as well. Perhaps a reading of our Executive [...]
CBC News. TransCanada investigating cause of pipeline blast. Parnell's LNG project challenged by rival Walker and some ...Anchorage Daily News - Sean Parnell's newest proposal for bringing Alaska's North Slope natural gas to commercial markets finds a biting .... Sarah Palin's gas line legislation, ExxonMobil's Marty Massey testified "we are willing to take geologic risks, we are ... Point of personal privilege: ADN, Now in its 25th season of hosting concerts, plays, musicals and other spectaculars in its three main halls, the PAC has undergone regular renovation and repair over the years, most famously a $5 [...]
ADN. Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday introduced legislation to move ahead on his proposal to make the state a financial partner with Alaska's oil producers and pipeline company TransCanada in a liquefied natural gas project. The state already has signed commercial agreements with the industry players, and Senate Bill 138 aims to put that framework into law. The 49-page measure calls for a new subsidiary of the public Alaska Gasline Development Corporation to own shares in an LNG plant and marine terminal proposed for Nikiski where the liquefied gas would [...]
Petroleum News, by Kristen Nelson. Alaska Legislature gaveled in Jan. 22. In Gov. Sean Parnell’s state of the state address Jan. 23, and the Democratic response which followed, gas pipeline issues were highlighted as significant for the session, and party lines on the issue appeared drawn.
Marine Link. The Alaska LNG project is one of the largest export projects of its kind in the world. Alaska Support Industry Alliance Notice: Event Invitation: Seating is LIMITED Anchorage Breakfast Meeting Speaker: Bill Hardham, Alaska Project Manager, Repsol (NGP Photo) Date: January 23, 2014 Time: 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM Location: The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street Email: email@example.com Date/Time Details: Doors open at 6 a.m. Program starts at 7 a.m. Fees/Admission: $20 per person Click Here for More Information Here are this week's gas links from [...]
Oil & Gas Journal by Christopher Smith. ExxonMobil Corp., BP PLC, ConocoPhillips, TransCanada Corp., Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC), and Alaska’s commissioners of natural resources and revenue have signed a heads of agreement (HOA) for the Alaska LNG Project, laying the commercial framework for development of an 800-mile natural gas pipeline to transport production from the Alaska North Slope (ANS) to a 15-18 million tonne/year LNG plant on its south-central coast.