We’d love to see you tonight in Anchorage! -dh Mead Treadwell Dr. Forrest Nabors Dave Harbour

10-11-16 The New President Will Bring Alaska (and America) To Energy Based Prosperity Or Poverty

We'd love to see you tomorrow night in Anchorage!  -dh Let's Keep Our Eyes On The Prize: One Presidential Candidate Will Support Reasonable Energy Policies That Build Prosperity And The Other Will Support Unreasonable, Impoverishing Energy Policies.   Dear Readers: Respectfully. It's not whether we prefer the morals of one imperfect candidate over another.  Both are flawed, as have been past presidents, as have been ourselves. One, in our opinion is more fatally flawed than the other, but setting that aside, we choose to focus on the prize. Since our [...]

10-6-16 US & Canadian Leaders Attack Fossil Fuel (Note: Both liberal policies increase consumer prices, decrease jobs, increase national debt, depress economies with no verifiable improvement in a conjured climate change narrative. -dh)

BREAKING NEWS! ConocoPhillips Alaska today announced it has signed a contract with Doyon Drilling Inc. to build a new Extended Reach Drilling (ERD) Rig. The rig will initially target development of Fiord West, a field northwest of the main Alpine pad discovered in 1996. The ERD rig represents the third new-build drilling rig ConocoPhillips has contracted for since SB21 was passed in 2013.   READ COMPLETE ANNOUNCEMENT HERE! Oil Glut? Here Comes Some More!  Good for Alaska! BY CLIFFORD KRAUSS Oil finds in Texas and Alaska come at a [...]

10-5-16 OVERHAUL ALASKA’S FISCAL POLICY! – Alaskan and Canadian Energy Players Won’t Want To Miss This Week’s FAIRBANKS Confab!

For Alaska to SurThrive (Survive and Thrive), Alaska's Fiscal Policy Needs an Overhaul! BY JOE BEEDLE AND JOE SCHIERHORN Alaska Business Monthly Joe Schierhorn (L) and Joe Beedle, ABM Photo Brexit is an abbreviation for “British exit,” referring to the June 23, 2016, referendum whereby British citizens voted to exit the European Union. We would argue that Alaska’s exit or avoidance to deal with fiscal discipline amounts to Alaska’s exit from economic and fiscal reality, a dysfunctional end to prosperity, an “AK-IT” scenario. We need legislative action to [...]

10-4-16 NEW ALASKA NORTH SLOPE DISCOVERY ANNOUNCED! – Big Arctic Symposium Today & Tomorrow In Anchorage

For Immediate Release: Caelus confirms large-scale discovery on the North Slope of Alaska New find could deliver significant oil production, jobs and state revenue (Anchorage, AK - October 4, 2016)  Caelus Energy Alaska, LLC announced Tuesday that its subsidiary, Caelus Energy Alaska Smith Bay LLC, has made a significant light oil discovery on its Smith Bay state leases on the North Slope of Alaska. Based on two wells drilled in early 2016 as well as 126 square miles of existing 3D seismic, Caelus estimates the oil in place under [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Arctic Policy|0 Comments


Former Alaska Lieutenant Governor Fran Ulmer. Northern Gas Pipelines stock photo by Dave Harbour White House: No nation an island on Arctic science, Cabinet members and high-ranking science advisors from 25 governments will convene on the White House tomorrow to discuss the Arctic.   ...   Former Alaska Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer, now chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, says countries well beyond the Arctic are sending science ministers to the conference. We admire Ak-Headlamp's creative gathering of information valuable to our readers, like today's posting below. [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Arctic Policy|0 Comments

9-15-16 Kish Returns To Capitol Hill

We are delighted to note that one of Washington's most knowledgeable energy analysts is joining the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan.  We think our Alaskan, Canadian and Lower 48 readers will be grateful that such an advisor will be in such a position to improve energy decision and policy making in Washington.  -dh GOP Energy Veteran Kish To Ryan's Office: As Playbook readers found out this morning, Institute for Energy Research Senior Vice President Dan Kish is headed to Speaker Paul Ryan 's office as a new policy adviser for energy, environment, [...]

8-5-16 Feds Attack On Alaska Is Unrelenting

Murkowski: FWS Rule Is Unwarranted Takeover of State’s Rights Agency Uses Regulatory Process to Seize Control of Wildlife Management in Alaska Refuges U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski. NGP stock photo by Dave Harbour. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today slammed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for finalizing a new rule that preempts the State of Alaska’s jurisdiction over wildlife management in national refuges within Alaska. The rule grants the FWS broad authority over predator control, bans science-based practices developed by the State of Alaska in consultation with [...]


Our Thanks to Consumer Energy Alliance For This Week's News Clips Relevant to NGP Readers Monday, August 1st, 2016 The Wall Street Journal: The Trans-Alaska Pipeline Will Dry Up Without New Oil *CEA Mention The good news is the Arctic possesses abundant onshore, nearshore and offshore oil resources, and Alaskans support finding and using those resources. A 2014 poll by the Consumer Energy Alliance found that 73% of Alaskans support developing the Arctic offshore for oil and gas. Consumer Energy Alliance President David Holt. NGP File Photo by Dave [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|Arctic Policy|0 Comments

7-15-16 A Little Sign Of Alaska Gasline Ethics Traps….

   (Note: readers may submit comments on this story below.)  ALERT - ALERT - ALERT NOTICE THIS AFTERNOON.  BOEM releases draft Environmental Impact Statement for Potential Cook Inlet Lease Sale: Agency Seeks Public Comments through Sept. 6 Potential Gasline Ethics Warning In late 2015 we warned Legislators to get rid of any gas line public funding for many reasons, including a litany of conflicts of interest likely to emerge.  (Read below, column right) Commentary: Alaska's Quixotic gasline governor is intent on risking hundreds of millions of public, EQUITY dollars on a gas pipeline/LNG project -- even without [...]


ALERT ALERT ALERT HERE IS THE DOI LINK YOU'LL NEED HERE ARE THE ACTUAL NEW ARCTIC OCS REGULATIONS Cautionary note: The email alert we issued today indicated that we would have more to say in coming weeks about these Arctic OCS regulations.  Our initial scanning of the regs today, did not lead us to immediate judgment.  We deeply respect the work of Congressman Bishop (below) and his predecessor, Doc Hastings.  However, on this issue of the Arctic OCS regs, study is required before reaching final conclusions.  A respected friend with one of [...]

7-5-16 Meanwhile…on the Washington, D.C. front

  (Note: as we have observed for about 15 years, now, Alaska and its natural resource based Constitution and economy face two major opponent groups: 1) Alaska based environmental and social activists (primarily democrat operatives), and 2) Washington D.C. activists (Primarily a progressive democrat administration supported by a well organized environmental/socialist political network).  Today's report reflects the continuing work of the Alaska Support Industry Alliance and the state's Congressional delegation to fend off Alaska's federal adversaries.  -dh) Rebecca Logan, General Manager, Alaska Support Industry Alliance, NGP file photo by Dave Harbour Date: July [...]

6-28-16 ALASKA’S GOVERNOR: Clouds Of Suspicion Descend On Him As His True Motives Begin To Emerge

Is this the question everyone would like to ask? Alaska Governor Bill Walker. NGP Stock Photo by Dave Harbour. If Alaska's Governor Bill Walker were not conniving to convert Alaska into a sick, modern version of Hugo Chavez' socialist  utopia, why would he be overspending, demonizing the state's biggest investors and seeming to move toward a takeover of various oil & gas leases and transportation and distribution systems?   -dh     Anchorage Daily Planet Editorial: Disaster in the making? Added by Editor on June 27, 2016. [...]

6-27-16 Four Ways The New Panama Canal Will Change The World

Change the world, yes.  But how will it affect Alaska's LNG Project? MAERSK shipping is one of the great transport support companies in the world.  Its Panama Canal story BELOW could be read as an advertisement. Bill Walker, Governor of Alaska. NGP file photo by Dave Harbour. However, we read it as a documentary on how competition for an Alaska LNG project has just increased.  Larger draft vessels transporting LNG from the Gulf coast and abroad through the new/improved Canal will have cheaper access to Alaska's natural Asian [...]

By | June 27th, 2016|Alaskanomics, Arctic Policy, Commentary, Competition, LNG|0 Comments

6-23-16 Federal Overreach Is Officially Court-Scorned

BREAKING NEWS TODAY: Compare With Related Federal Lawlessness Documented Below Washington, D.C. – Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on the lack of enforcement and accountability from the Obama Administration in response to a growing number of reports of unethical and criminal conduct at the Department of the Interior (DOI).  More here, including witness testimony.... Pacific Legal Foundation's Supreme Court Victories Over Federal Overreach Read Here Federal Judge Kills Fed Fracking Regs By Victor Morton - The Washington Times - Tuesday, June [...]