6-21-16 The Socialist Cabal Attacks Nuclear, et. al.

Wildrose blasts NDP over climate plan advertising, Calgary Herald ... per-capita greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate warming and to help the province win outside support for stalled pipeline projects ... NGP Readers: be aware that as the enviro-industrial-governmental cabal continues (i.e. via protests, confrontation, litigation, statute and regulation) to vilify and outlaw OCS activity, oil, pipelines, coal and nuclear energy projects, more reliance will fall on natural gas power generation.  Now, the cabal is targeting nuclear but also natural gas.  So when the inevitable market and political winds [...]

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. [...]

5-31-16 Another SCOTUS Win: Private Property Rights Over Corps of Engineers Overreach

Today we are pleased to celebrate the latest Supreme Court victory by one of our public service sponsors over the federal government's overreaching authority under the Clean Water Act.   Please review the details below.     -dh Statement on PLF’s Supreme Court victory in Hawkes Washington, D.C.; May 31, 2016: Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) won a precedent-setting victory for property owners’ rights today when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in our favor in the PLF case of United States Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes. The groundbreaking decision accepted PLF’s arguments that [...]

4-20-16 Murkowski Scores for Alaska and U.S. – PLUS – Does Alaska’s Legislature Have the Moral High Ground From Which To Seek “More Revenue” Before Serious “Cutting”?

BREAKING NEWS.  U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today led the Senate’s approval of broad, bipartisan energy legislation that contains a wide range of provisions vital to Alaska’s future. The bill, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016, was authored by Murkowski and.... (More) Senate Unanimously Approves Murkowski’s Major Lands and Water Package for Energy Bill Alaska U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (NGP File Photo) NGP File Photo Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved two amendments offered by Senator Lisa Murkowski (NGP Photo) to [...]

2-11-16 Supreme Court Reins In EPA On Carbon Dictates

TODAY'S Gas and LNG Pricing Comments From Our Aussie Energy Expert   Mining.com.  The IEA just came out with their monthly report... headline - grabbing sentence that they had in there was that oil markets might "drown" in over-supply due to rising inventories.  Oil & Gas Journal Report Applies to Alaska and Canada: “Given the cost of restarting production, many producers will continue to take the loss in the hope of a rebound in prices,” says Robert Plummer, WoodMac vice-president of investment research....​  (How long can this possibly go on, we [...]

2-10-16 More Evidence: Alaska Can Learn From Canada

Comment: On Monday, as well as Last week we wrote of how Canada's liberal Alberta and Federal governments are communicating positively with the Canadian oil industry -- about ways of providing the investors and the economy with support during this low oil price environment.   We continue this theme below by appreciating today's Globe & Mail Op-Ed by former Alberta Premier James Prentice (NGP Photo).  -dh Jim Prentice lives in Calgary and is a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute in Washington. His book Canada, Energy and the Environment will be [...]

2-9-16 Announcing Calgary Conference

See EIA's "Short Term" Energy Outlook Released A Few Minutes Ago! Alaska House To Consider Only Budget Legislation Until Budget Is Passed, Re: Alaska Fiscal Crisis!  ADN by Nathanial Herz. Senator Lisa Murkowski  Makes Kenai LNG Facility Announcement Today! "Hot Off The Press HERE": U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today released a report prepared by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) raising key questions about President Obama’s proposal to levy a new $10-per-barrel tax on oil. *   *   *  Also see this House Resources Committee statement, just released! Having Chaired the Calgary O&G Symposium when the Alaska overland and [...]

2-5-16 Can Alaska And Washington Learn From Alberta and Ottawa?

Can Alaska And Washington Learn From Alberta and Ottawa? Yes.  But Are They Likely To Learn.  No. 1.  Calgary Herald by James Wood.  As Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Notley hosted a roundtable meeting (Video) in his first visit to Calgary since becoming prime minister, he told a group of top energy executives the government wanted to hear ways Ottawa “can be a better partner in helping you through this difficult time.” 2.  Alaska Headlamp.  ... Rep. Mike Hawker, asked why Governor Bill Walker wants the Legislature to completely reverse its tax credit policy. A Senate working [...]

1-23-16 Lisa Murkowski On Energy Policy – Sarah Palin On The Donald – DiCaprio And Trudeau

Yesterday was Robert Dillon's (NGP Photo) last day of service to Senator Lisa Murkowski's Senate Energy Committee.  He was thoughtful enough to share his news with regular correspondents and we pass it on, here, for some of you who know Robert well and wish to remain in touch with him.  (Other Murkowski staff changes noted here at APM.)  -dh WASHINGTON, D.C.–In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (NGP Photo), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, discusses the Energy Policy Modernization Act, the first broad bipartisan energy legislation to be [...]

10-1-15 Comment TODAY On Hilcorp’s Liberty Prospect Plan

BOEM Seeks Public Comment on Hilcorp's Liberty Prospect Development and Production Plan NGP Readers, please comment on Hilcorp’s Liberty DPP.  The DPP can be viewed at: http://www.boem.gov/Hilcorp-Liberty/.​  -dh ANCHORAGE, Alaska: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announcement: A Development and Production Plan (DPP) received from Hilcorp Alaska, LLC (Hilcorp) relating to oil and gas development on the Liberty Prospect was deemed “submitted,” – or deemed complete to move forward in the government’s review process – initiating a 60-day period for the public to review and comment on the DPP. This announcement does not mean that [...]

By | October 1st, 2015|Arctic Policy, Federal Progress|0 Comments

9-7-15 BLM Cleanup Progress: Thanks to an Alaska Senator and Chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

BLM completes Cape Simpson cleanup work - 09/06/2015 (Login to read Full story) The federal Bureau of Land Management said Sept. 1 that it has completed cleanup of Cape Simpson legacy well sites in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. BLM said it facilitated removal of surface debris through an inter-agency agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The corps contracte.... Read the 'rest of the story', beginning in 2012 and long before....  -dh

By | September 8th, 2015|Federal Obstruction, Federal Progress|0 Comments

9-1-15 President Obama Visits Alaska

See a broad array of Presidental visit news and feature items in today's (9-1-15) Alaska Dispatch News Comment: President Barack Obama dined last night at the Anchorage home of Alaska Dispatch Publisher Alice Rogoff (NGP Photo).  We hope that in addition to climate change issues, Alaska's major publisher was able to also discuss other matters.  Read other national and international news accounts of President Obama's Alaska visit, here.   We provided additional links, yesterday, here. Alaska's dependence and constitutional reliance on natural resources largely rest upon Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) sustainability. [...]

7-30-15 Murkowski’s Senate Energy Committee Votes to Lift Crude Export Ban and Allow State OCS Revenue Sharing

TONIGHT: YOU READ IT HERE FIRST! The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed major bills Thursday on lifting the crude oil export ban and its broad energy package. The oil export bill would also increase offshore drilling and provide revenue sharing for neighboring states. It passed 12-10, along party lines. "It's the result of collaborative efforts by members of this committee to boost offshore development, allow revenue sharing for coastal producing states and lift the outdated ban on crude exports," Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), chairwoman of the panel, said of the [...]

By | July 31st, 2015|Federal Progress, OCS, You Read It Here First|0 Comments

7-27-15

Petroleum News by Alan Bailey (NGP Photo).  On July 22 the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued permits allowing Shell to drill the top hole sections of two wells in the Burger prospect in the Chukchi Sea. Shell now has all of the permits that it needs to start drilling.  However, BSEE is prohibiting Shell from drilling into hydrocarbon bearing zones until....

7-23-15

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, (NGP Photo), yesterday issued the following response to the Interior Department’s approval of two conditional permits to Shell to resume its exploratory drilling in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea: “Today’s approval by the Department of Interior of the permits Shell needs to resume drilling in the Chukchi Sea is good news for Alaska and our country. However, it is not the final regulatory hurdle Shell faces and it is important that the agencies continue to work in good faith and in a timely fashion to complete the remaining [...]

By | July 23rd, 2015|Arctic Policy, Federal Progress, OCS|0 Comments