9-29-16 Feds “Steal” 100 Million Acres of Alaska? BC LNG Fights For Survival!

Trudeau government re: Pacific Northwest LNG.  CBC.ca.   If, for instance, you attach some value to the natural habitats of wild salmon or the threat posed by greenhouse gas emissions.... What's next for Pacific NorthWest LNG project? 4 questions answered.  CBC.ca.  Green light for B.C. LNG project won't pave way for other pipelines .... Did you know that today, with the help of former Alaska Lieutenant Governor Fran Ulmer (NGP file photo), the White House may be determining the fate of Alaska's Arctic? Former Alaska Governor Sean Parnell. Northern Gas Pipelines [...]

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, [...]

8-30-16 Alaska Once Thought (Erroneously) It Was Impervious To Competition – Alberta Is Learning The Same Lesson

Learn From History, Not The Hard Way by Dave Harbour An oil patch can become so proud of itself that it loses the competition, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. How does it do this? A fossil fuel producing area becomes uncompetitive by jacking up taxes and royalties to the maximum.  Then it uses that largess taken from hapless investors to build great bureaucracies and entitlement systems. Politicians, socialist and environmental activists use "community organizing techniques" to form movements against big bad (wealth producing) fossil industries.  This [...]

8-20-16 For Next Week’s Calendar: ALASKA’S PIPE DREAMS

Alaska's Pipe Dreams | Dave Harbour | August 24 WORLD TRADE CENTER ANCHORAGE Meet & Brief Luncheon August 24 Speaker: Dave Harbour Publisher Northern Gas Pipelines Topic: Alaska's Pipe Dreams Date: August 24, 2016 (Wednesday) Time: 12:00 - 1:00PM Location: WTC Conference Room Cost: $30 members / $35 non-members (includes lunch) About Dave Harbour: Dave Harbour is publisher of the Northern Gas Pipelines blog, created 15 years ago. He has served as director or vice president of public, governmental or external affairs for the 26 member Arctic Gas Consortium, Northern Natural Gas of Omaha, Atlantic [...]

8-9-16 Feds Continue Alaska Lock-Up

CALGARY HERALD.  Calgary-based Inter Pipeline Ltd. said Monday that it’s buying the Canadian assets of the Williams pipeline companies at a steep discount — and will take on its massive petrochemical project in Alberta — for $1.35 billion. KTUU/AP.  FAIRBANKS The federal government's new plan ... has received criticism from state officials and leaders who say it restricts development in the state. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the Bureau of Land Management's plan released in July designates 1.7 million acres for possible resource extraction, while the other 4.8 acres of federal land remains [...]

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 [...]

7-26-16 “Pipe Dreams” – August 24 – Anchorage

The anti-civilization cadres are at it again, turning enviro-military assets away from TransCanada's stalled Keystone toward TransCanada's Energy East Pipe Dream.  Note the tremendous fundraising and political connections of NRDC.  -dh Energy East Pipe Dream is new target for anti-Keystone XL group Financial Post's Claudia Cattaneo; NGP file photo by Dave Harbour Jul 26 2016, 10:58 ET | By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor Climate change plans from Alberta’s and Canada’s governments are failing to moderate anti-pipeline campaigns, as the Natural Resources Defense Council - which led the assault against [...]

7-22-16 Japan’s LNG Buyers Should Be Cautioning Alaska and Canada About Pending, Expensive, Risky LNG Projects

Our Commentary: Today our Aussie O&G energy analyst friend focuses his astute observation on how LNG prices are being reviewed -- to the benefit in a buyers market -- of buyers.  This observation would tend to support Alaska producers' and Shell's (BC) more cautious approach to North American LNG projects targeting major Asian markets.   Of course, Alaska's socialist leaning governor is not deterred, continuing to move toward more state control of Alaska's energy industry, and the multi-billion dollar risks to his citizens which accompanies such Venezuela-like behavior.  -dh Aussie Oil & [...]

7-6-16 Alaska’s Crisis of Leadership

Alaska's Crisis of Leadership (Also see Representative Lynn Gattis' column on what she calls the state's "budget crisis" coming up on July 8.) While today we address Alaska, note that our cousin, the Canadian province of Alberta is also in the hands of a liberal government presiding over stunted production, low oil prices, a protected bureaucracy, lack of pipeline infrastructure, and an unsustainable spending policy.  -dh by Dave Harbour Dr. Scott Goldsmith, University of Alaska - Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). Goldsmith has been the [...]

7-4-16 Celebrate The Fourth: Rededicate to God, Country, Free Enterprise and Energy Independence

Steve Moore's New Book precisely reflects the philosophy of this webpage for the last 15 years--and your publisher's philosophy as a member of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska: Deregulate where we can; regulate where we must.  In this way we protect the public interest in general and consumer interest in particular by enabling the private sector to provide the greatest volume of energy responsibly...for the lowest possible cost. From Amazon: "In Fueling Freedom, energy experts Stephen Moore and Kathleen Hartnett White make an unapologetic case for fossil fuels, turning around [...]

6-24-16 According to EPA: Plowing A Farm Is Polluting

Yesterday we focused on Federal overreach.  Last night former RDC Executive Director Paula Easley sent us this fresh example wherein a farmer is denied the right to plow his field because it is a 'polluting activity'.  Read more below. Plowing is polluting? Wheat farmer loses clean water case Defending Agriculture Judge finds attempt to grow wheat is violation of Clean Water Act Published on: June 23, 2016 Judge Kimberly Mueller on June 10, 2016 in the U.S. Eastern District Court of California found that John Duarte, a nursery [...]

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 [...]

6-18-16 PLF: Our Unsung (Enough) Heroes

In Praise Of The Pacific Legal Foundation We deeply appreciate the work of the Pacific Legal Foundation.  The precedents for which it is responsible are not restricted to the adjudicated case in question, but, rather apply to the improved environment in which all natural resource industries operate. So on this day, we celebrate the PLF heroes whose praises are not enough sung.  Scroll down for the latest PLF report. Dave Harbour Publisher, Northern Gas Pipelines On June 15, PLF D.C. Center Executive Director Todd Gaziano joined Paul J. Larkin Jr. [...]

5-17-16 Daunting Federal OCS and Oil State Budget Challenges

From Dan Kish at the Institute for Energy Research comes this comment (i.e. below left) on the federal government's consideration of its 2017-2022 5-year leasing plan.   The IER analysis carefully addresses nationwide concerns about access to federal lands/waters for energy exploration and production.  Since Alaska is such a huge component of federally managed OCS  resources, IER correctly recognizes Alaska's potential:  ...there has been far greater leasing in the Gulf of Mexico than the Alaska OCS and as a result the reserve estimates have nearly sextupled in the Gulf of Mexico while remaining [...]

6-10-16 New Worldwide Energy Report Highlights Need For Competitive — Not Predatory — Government Policies

Keith Meyer, President, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Alaska must not be facing a 'fiscal crisis' after all.  With HH gas less than $3 and some renegotiated Asian LNG gas deals in the $5 range and Alaska LNG sold in Asia needing 100-150% higher landed prices than that, here is the latest headline from the Alaska, government-owned LNG project company, AGDC: "New AGDC president to make half million dollars a year...."  Socialism may not yet be in full bloom on the Last Frontier...but its Alaska spring sprouts now range from pipeline/tanker [...]