3-22-17 Between a rock and a hard place….

Courtesy: BregsForum.com Differences over future divide Alaska Legislature.  Philosophical differences between members of the House and Senate are raising the risk that the Legislature ends the session without resolving the state’s ongoing budget crisis. GREAT NEWS FOR AMERICA, AND A GOOD OMEN FOR FUTURE ALASKA POLICY IMPROVEMENTS  -DH Bishop Response to Successful Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2017 CONTACT: Parish Braden or Molly Block (202) 226-9019  Washington, D.C. – Today, the Department of the Interior’s Lease Sale 247 for oil and gas [...]

3-15-17 Murkowski Prioritizes Energy Infrastructure

Globe & Mail.  Shell left Alaska, now trims Alberta and B.C. investments. Alaska state senators scour budget in hopes of $300M in cuts  Climate bill faces tough sledding in Alaska legislature (See our related Commentary)   Today we also provide our many readers who knew him, an obituary and personal comments about Dennis Hebner, a great friend.  -dh Senator Lisa Murkowski. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour Murkowski: Energy Infrastructure Is Central to Our Way of Life Highlights Critical Role in Making Energy Cleaner, More [...]

2-9-17 U.S. Congress Tries To Correct Obama Attack On State Land Use Control

To our Canadian & U.S. marketers Note from our Mid-Atlantic energy analyst guru: "...the market will not see a further meaningful increase in crude oil without some weakening of the dollar.   Also, natural gas will be hard pressed to move with conviction until the cost of capital (as indicated by the rate on the benchmark ten-year bond) rises." From our Southeast Alaska friend Denny DeWitt comes this letter requesting the Alaska Delegation to use the  Congressional Regulatory Review Act (CRA) to stop implementation of the new ROD for the Tongass Management [...]

2-3-17 AMA BREAKING NEWS -also- Dakota Access Trespassers Were No Angels

Cleanup begins at Dakota Access encampment  02/05/2017 (Trouble viewing this article? Click here).  Cleanup of a North Dakota encampment where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline stayed for months to protest the $3.8 billion project is expected to take weeks, a leader of the tribe that organized the protest said Jan. 31. The Standing Rock Sioux hopes to complete the work before any spring.... FERC Commissioner Colette Honorable. Northern Gas Pipelines Photo by Dave Harbour FERC won’t have a quorum after Feb. 3  02/05/2017 (Trouble viewing this article? Click [...]

1-25-17 Trump is right. Dakota trespassers are wrong.

Trump’s move on Keystone XL, Dakota Access outrages activists.  The Trump administration is pushing forward on plans for two major oil pipelines in the U.S., projects that sparked nationwide demonstrations and legal fights under .... Our comment:  Obama disapproved Keystone for enviro-politics after State Department recommended approval. So called Dakota Access "activists" include enviro-activists and are trespassing on federal land. Pipeline ROW is not on Indian land. Pipeline ROW is on private land. This is about the public interest and rule of law vs. private interests and anarchy. -dh

12-14-16 Trump policies could benefit all kinds of Alaska/Canadian energy projects

Rosetta Alcantra Rosetta Alcantra, Vice President of Communications for the Alaska Gasoline Development Corporation (AGDC), will present a brief overview, “Who is AGDC?”  (Monday, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce) ________________________ Did you receive yesterday's Email Alert (You read it here first) Canada Says Goodbye to Coal Generation by 2030 EIA Says U.S. oil and natural gas proved reserves decrease: lower prices ____________________________ 3 legislators look to next session.  Kenai Peninsula Online.   Chenault said one of his concerns will be the uncertain future of the Alaska [...]

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11-26-16 Trump’s Interior Department Appointments = Pluses & Minuses

Choosing An Interior Secretary Parnell Sullivan       Cronin Two potential Alaskan picks for Interior Secretary offer both advantages and disadvantages.  Bob Gilliam, below, has used his wealth to support anti-development activism that injures the constitutional guarantee of 'due process'.  Sarah Palin created a predatory oil tax and applied it retroactively, injuring Alaska's investment climate for nearly a decade.  We doubt either has the management capacity to 'drain the swamp' of eco-extremism in the Interior Department.  If an Alaskan is to be chosen, a better choice [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]