5-26-17 Climate Change Hoax Should Be Obvious Now

The Climate Change Hoax Should Now Be Obvious To President Trump And His Family Advisors!  Kill Obama's Paris Transfer Of Wealth! THE UTTER COMPLETE TOTAL FRAUD OF WIND POWER Matt Ridley To The Point 17 May 2017 The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that ‘the proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was revealed that more than 54 gigawatts of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market [...]

5-25-17 Korea Conflict Continues: Is Alaska In The Gun Sights?

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired a hearing for President Trump’s nominees for key positions at two federal agencies: Dan Brouillette to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE), and Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  Full story here.  (U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski. Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour.) Courtesy, Washington Times Should the U.S. enter conflict with North Korea, Alaska at center of response.   Alaska will be at the center [...]

5-23-17 BP Jobs Endure Through Tough Times

Late yesterday, the CEO of BP's Alaska operation wrote an open letter to Alaskans outlining the company's commitment to the state, even during this period of low oil prices.  The letter below responds to recent news reports.   -dh Janet Weiss. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour To Alaskans: As you may have seen in the news recently, BP awarded a competitively bid contract for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to Wood Group and its Alaska sub-contractor Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) Energy Services, [...]

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5-22-17 NARUC’S Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners Begins Meetings In Anchorage

Utility, Pipeline Regulators Meet In Anchorage This Week: NARUC’S Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners Commentary by Dave Harbour In an earlier life, your publisher served as Chairman and then member of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.  In that capacity, we served as Vice Chairman, Gas Committee, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and as Chairman of the Western Conference Gas Committee.   In the course of that work, we arranged for Governor Frank Murkowski and U.S. Senator Ted Stevens to address NARUC.  We [...]

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5-16-17 MOVING NEB TO OTTAWA “DUMB” – Congress Wants Your Input On Bad Natural Resource Policy!

Moving the NEB from Calgary to Ottawa Hurts Consumers, Taxpayers and Also Moves Canada Closer to Socialism by Dave Harbour Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism. “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally…to change the economic development model that has been reigning…since the Industrial Revolution,” she said. Moving the [...]

5-12-17 Pebble Finally Earns Freedom To Exercise Its Constitutional Guarantee of Due Process

Bishop Statement on EPA’s Pebble Mine Announcement RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2017 Washington, D.C. – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement to allow the Pebble Mine project in southwest Alaska to proceed to regular permitting under the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposed mineral development project was preemptively denied by the Obama administration outside of the traditional NEPA process. John Shively. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour (We note that this was one of many instances wherein [...]

5-4-17 EMP Attack Is An Obvious, Serious Threat To National Defense and ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE!

The EMP threat is no science fiction fable! by Dave Harbour A nuclear explosion in the atmosphere off our coasts or inland (i.e. including Alaska, Canada and the Lower 48) could disable utilities and electronic components in a way that could cripple North American defenses for years -- not to mention the death spiral that would overcome our state, provincial and federal economies.   The recent incursions of Russian bomber and fighter probes into Alaska airspace and Russian ship probes off the East Coast should be raising threat levels [...]

By | 2017-05-04T15:52:58+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Commentary, You Read It Here First|1 Comment

5-2-17 Citizens React To Alaska Oil & Gas Tax & LNG Issues

Marleanna Hall, Executive Director, Resource Development Council for Alaska. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour Late yesterday we heard from two longtime readers.   Carl Portman sent us Marleanna Hall's testimony and his own, on pending oil tax legislation; and, former Attorney General John Havelock sent us a response to our Sunday commentary on government ownership of energy projects.   We respect and appreciate the critical thinking of our readers!   We appreciate our readers who send important industry data for us to safeguard in our [...]

5-1-17 May Day For Socialist Rallies – Our Most Important Monday Morning Energy Links!

AGDC shares new plans for LNG pipeline Representatives of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation were in Nikiski on Wednesday evening to present a state-led pipeline mega-project… See our commentary yesterday, re: Alaska's Socialist LNG Project! Oil prices shrink budget gap, but lawmakers remain far apart The state’s budget problem is shrinking, but it may not be enough to resolve differences between the Senate and House. New projects could add 100K barrels by 2021, but some are questionable Large Alaska oil discoveries announced in the last two years are creating [...]

4-30-17 Alaska’s Government Owned LNG Scheme Determined To Begin Construction, Early 2019

Alaska LNG Project Update by Ben Boettger, Peninsula Clarion AGDC, a state-owned corporation, was a 25 percent partner in the previous plans to build an approximately 800-mile pipeline to move liquified natural gas (LNG) from the North Slope to an export terminal in Nikiski. After the project’s other partners — oil companies BP, Exxon Mobile, and ConnocoPhillips — decided not to invest in it after an unfavorable economic analysis in September 2016, the state became the sole participant in Dec. 2016. On April 17, AGDC filed an application for the [...]

4-28-17 Alaska Governor Justifies ‘Broad Based Tax’

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski with President Trump. 4-28-17. Congressman Don Young with President Trump, 4-28-17 Washington Examiner (4/27/17) reports: “President Trump on Friday "will sign" an executive order on opening up the U.S. coasts to more offshore drilling while reviewing a number of former President Barack Obama's marine monument and sanctuary approvals seen as barriers to offshore energy development.  (Note: this morning the President did sign the E.O. with Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and Congressman Don Young present at the White House.  We are delighted that the [...]

4-24-17 Fraser Institute Climate Change Reality Check

Canada’s air cleanest it’s been in 40 years, stricter environmental regulation may unnecessarily harm economy Canada’s air quality has dramatically improved over the past four decades despite significant population and economic growth and increased energy usage, finds Canada's Air Quality Since 1970: An Environmental Success Story.  Read more Our readers will remember what the real goal is of the climate change cabal!  

4-21-17 Arctic (And Other Energy) Conferences!

Yesterday, we advised readers about two upcoming conferences, one in Inuvik, NWT and one in Anchorage.  Below, we alert readers to consider several more!  -dh Enjoy The Kentucky Derby Spirit With An Alaska Railroad Twist! Alaska's Energy and Minerals Sector Could Interface With Other Constituent Businesses In A Great Atmosphere.  Join Us Next Week!  -dh On Friday, April 28, 2017, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce invites our readers to come aboard the Annual Anchorage Chamber Train Ride, held from noon to 4:30 p.m., on the Alaska Railroad passenger train. This [...]

4-20-17 Plan Ahead For Arctic Conferences!

We are sure that our Arctic oil, gas and mining readers will find this conference useful: International Business Conference & Trade Show Sheraton Anchorage Hotel    Alaska's Premier Arctic Business Event Focused Squarely on Trade, Commerce, and Investment in the Region.  Four Ways Your Company Can Participate in  Arctic Ambitions VI Conference & Trade Show    ATTEND THE CONFERENCE This year, the theme of the conference is New Arctic Realities: The Path Forward. With this theme, we will highlight the following areas: transportation, technology and innovation, infrastructure development, natural resource [...]

4-19-17 BEWARE ENERGY AND OTHER PRODUCTIVE INDUSTRIES: OBAMA IS STILL ORGANIZING TO REPLACE YOU WITH DICTATORIAL SOCIALISM

America's constitution and free enterprises under attack by America's ex-president Masked activists on the attack, April 2017 Christiana Figueres, UN Framework on Climate Change, kill capitalism At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism. “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally…to change the [...]