7-20-17 TODAY IN CONGRESS. MONDAY TAPS. A WORKABLE ALASKA GTL SCHEME?

Murkowski Welcomes Nomination of Joe Balash for Key Role at Interior Members Discuss Bills to Bring Much Needed Reforms to the Endangered Species Act Varcoe: New BC energy minister faced with rekindling Canada's bold LNG dream Prospects For Exporting Alaska LNG?  Reference: U.S. LNG exporters could lose money for years, analysts say, Price competition holding back Canada’s LNG export hopes, Exxon drops plans to develop 46 tcf gas field offshore Indonesia (Links from Larry Persily) Is Gas To Liquids In Alaska's Future (Scroll down)? TODAY: HOUSE COMMITTEE MOVES TO IMPROVE MINING [...]

7-19-17 What Do Alaska & Ecuador Have In Common … Besides Our Vacation Home In Cuenca, High In The Andes?

Alaska Oil Production = Ecuador's (+/-) Ecuador, Courtesy: BBC Alaska Petroleum, courtesy USGS Note that while Alaska was once the largest US oil producing state at over 2 million barrels/day, its Trans Alaska Pipeline System  (TAPS) is currently 3/4 empty.  Ecuador, a small OPEC producer taps from its reserves about the same as Alaska now produces, a little over 500k barrels/day. This WALL STREET JOURNAL story attracted the attention of our Mid-Atlantic energy analyst friend in his commentary below, which should interest our US and Canadian [...]

7-18-17 Today in Congress it’s “all about Alaska”!

Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on onshore oil and gas development in Alaska. Panel members highlighted the many benefits for Alaska and the Lower 48 if the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) were opened for responsible exploration and development. “Energy development in the State of Alaska is a key component of achieving American energy independence. Enabling new opportunities for exploration and development, especially in the NPR-A and in ANWR, will create thousands of good jobs [and] [...]

7-12-17 EPA Returns Rule Of Law To Pebble Partnership – BOEM ‘Conditionally’ Approves Eni’s Beaufort Sea Exploration Plan

Today we provide readers with this breaking announcement from the Pebble Partnership.  We believe this announcement, in reality, acknowledges that the rule of law has returned to Alaska natural resource projects in general.  See our editorial.  -dh EPA Withdrawal Notice A Welcome Return to Normal Permitting for Pebble Pebble Project's Alaska State Lease area The Pebble Partnership welcomed Tuesday's announcement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that is has initiated steps to withdraw its Proposed Determination restricting development at the Pebble Project. PLP CEO Tom Collier had the following [...]

7-11-17 Congress Puts Alaska In The Spotlight

Subcommittee to Consider Ways to Develop Alaska’s Onshore Energy Resources FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2017 CONTACT: Parish Braden or Molly Block (202) 226-9019 Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM in 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold an oversight hearing titled “Promoting Onshore Oil and Gas Development in Alaska.”  WHAT: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources oversight hearing “Promoting Onshore Oil and Gas Development in Alaska”  WHEN: Tuesday, July 18 2:00 PM WHERE: 1324 Longworth House Office Building  Visit the Committee Calendar for additional information once it is made [...]

7-8-17 Secretary Acts To Reduce Regulatory Delay and Expedite Lease Sales

Murkowski: New Secretarial Order Will Help Reduce Permitting Delays Ryan Zinke. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour HOMER, AK - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, issued the following statement after Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke issued a Secretarial Order directing the Department to hold regular onshore oil and gas leasing sales and to reduce delays in the processing of Applications for Permits to Drill (APDs) “After years of bureaucratic delay that held back [...]

7-6-17 President Trump Offered Poland Energy and Missile Defense Lifelines

Today President Trump announced to an admiring crowd in Warsaw that Poland should not be dependent upon a single source of energy.  As the President leaves Poland for Germany -- and a demanding G-20 summit -- he leaves behind a legacy of warm cooperation.   That legacy on the one hand includes Poland's continuing commitment to NATO and on the other hand a US commitment to provide an alternate fuel supply of LNG as well as a missile defence program.    See related stories below.  -dh  (Photo: President Trump in [...]

6-28-17 RDC Annual Conference Attracts US Mining Leader

Commissioner Colette Honorable. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour Personal Commentary: Several years ago your publisher had the honor to serve as vice chairman of the NARUC (National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners) Gas Committee.  Also serving on the committee was Arkansas regulatory commissioner, Colette Honorable.  Colette has served the FERC, as Senator Murkowski notes below, with distinction.  She has also been a highly accomplished and congenial colleague and friend.  We [...]

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6-26-17 More Detail On BP’s Global Energy Review

Continued Today From Our 6-19-17 Posting: BP’s Global Energy Review Damian Bilbao, BP Alaska Exploration, Inc., Global Energy Review 2017 Stay tuned for more on Damian Bilbao's presentations yesterday to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and the World Trade Center-Anchorage on BP's Statistical Review.    -dh Energy markets in transition: BP Statistical Review shows long-term shifts underway Strong oil demand and weaker supply growth rebalance oil markets; inventories continue to weigh on oil prices Energy mix shifting; rising renewable energy offsetting steep falls in coal use  Carbon [...]

6-19-17 BP’s Global Energy Review – Alaska Meetings

2017 BP Energy Report - Briefing & Reception - 6-26-17 - Anchorage | World Trade Center Members (BECOME A MEMBER) Mark Finley. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour BP's Market Expert Returns to Alaska This Month For Much Anticipated Global Energy Review BP's General Manager of Global Energy Markets, Mark Finley, will be briefing Alaskans again this month on the company's outlook for energy markets.  We've attended his appearances over the years and encourage readers to hear Mark's review at one of his appearances. [...]

6-9-17 Canadians Weigh In On ANWR. Some In Both Countries Need To Be Educated! Today We Offer — In A Tight Package — A Very Thorough ANWR Reference. With The Reference, We Invite YOUR Comments Below Which May Strengthen The Veracity And Factualness Of This Latest Addition To Our Northern Energy Archives

Matt Cronin. NGP file photo by Dave Harbour Interior Secretary Gail Norton and NGP Publisher Dave Harbour, 6-20-01. In view of how holdover government employees (i.e. of the 'deep state'), particularly those of the democrat or socialist persuasion, seek to undermine the work of a new administration, we provide this example from 2001.  It is an Anchorage Times Op-Ed penned by one of Alaska's most distinguished environmental scientists, Dr. Matthew Cronin. Thursday, November 15, 2001, Voice of the Times, Did federal agency set up Norton?  By [...]

6-8-17 LNG Costs Lower for Consumers: Alaska and BC LNG Economics Declining?

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2017 Permalink       Murkowski Applauds New Secretarial Order on Sage Grouse U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today expressed her support for the secretarial order signed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to improve sage grouse conservation and strengthen consultation between the federal government and western states. Secretarial Order 3353 establishes an internal review team to evaluate and make recommendations on the land use plans finalized in 2015 that address conservation of the sage grouse and its [...]

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6-3-17 President Trump: Don’t let the crony capitalists stop you from draining THEIR SWAMP!

DRAIN THE SWAMP Reaping the Rewards of Our Actions by Dave Harbour Of course the likes of Elon Musk will try to stop President Trump from draining his swamp...and opposes Trump's Paris Climate Change withdrawal. We have long thought Musk to be a business genius but we will not mourn his withdrawal as one of the President's technology advisors.  For while launching his career into greatness with a series of inventions and successful business ventures, some of his current investment depends on taxpayer and ratepayer support. Thus, his current enterprises [...]

6-2-17 Yesterday: a good decision for America

Wednesday Interior Secretary Zinke created a historic milepost for Alaska Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. File photo by Dave Harbour, Northern Gas Pipelines ; yesterday, we saw the president place an equally historical achievement on the world stage Commentary by Dave Harbour Wednesday's action by new Interior Secretary Zinke to unwind harmful Alaska energy policies and signal that "Alaska is open for business" took careful study and courage. Likewise, President Donald Trump's Rose Garden presentation on the Paris Climate Change Accord could only have been delivered by one who both understood [...]

6-1-17 Commentary: Yesterday Was A Historical Milepost In Alaska’s History!

Here's Why Yesterday Was A Historical Milepost For Alaska by Dave Harbour Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski and Governor Bill Walker. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour. Anchorage press conference, 5-31-17. Yesterday,  Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wrapped up a trip to study Arctic resources with a historical speech in Anchorage delivered at the 40th Anniversary conference of the Alaska Oil & Gas Association.  Zinke had been touring Norway, Greenland and Alaska with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, and Senators John Barrasso, John Cornyn, Steve [...]