1-9-17 Honest Energy Folks Should Beware of Socialists

Dear Friends: Our long term readers know that this webpage was born over 15 years ago, when certain special interests sought to demonize some Alaskan and some Canadian energy interests.  One of our secondary goals has been to facilitate greater diplomacy and understanding among citizens of both countries -- in support of both separate and joint energy projects.  Hopefully, the sort of blog entry we have today will lead us ever closer to greater understanding among citizens of the two countries.  -dh   "...because that's where the [...]

12-25-16 Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS...GOOD NEWS: From Our Canadian "Climate Change" Expert (Our actual Christmas message posted yesterday) Hi,   Politicians continue to embrace the media’s torrent of global-warming/climate-change/emission-reduction propaganda. This propaganda wrongly vilifies “carbon” (i.e. carbon dioxide, “CO2”), thereby facilitating the introduction of a carbon tax.   What will happen when the climate-change alarmists are no longer able to deny the current reality ofGLOBAL COOLING, especially the inevitable return of the low temperatures of the Dalton (1790-1830) and Maunder (1645-1715) Minimums? If logic were to prevail, these believers of CO2-induced global [...]

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12-23-16 Alaska LNG: Now Is Not The Time

All about Alaska's gas project ... and its fiscal crisis Korean agencies spent over $75K on Gov. Walker and officials on Asia trip New milestone in the gas line project: The state is taking over Board for Alaska gas line project to miss another deadline AGDC officially takes over AKLNG Oil industry prepares to fight to keep tax credits alive in 2017 State receives AK LNG work, land issue still unresolved Our editorial yesterday Regarding our "Naive" editorial yesterday Courtesy: http://tinyurl.com/hjs5l85     Our Commentary: [...]

12-22-16 Conquering our naïveté to save capitalism!

Killing Wealth Producing Energy To Kill Capitalism Requires Our Naïveté by Dave Harbour Courtesy: http://tinyurl.com/hjs5l85 Honest folks can be naive.  They assume the best of everyone but, ironically, treacherous ones among us require our naïveté to attack our way of life, as when the United Nations climate change Czar affirmed that the goal of environmental activism is to kill capitalism. President Obama's winning campaign slogan has been, "Change we can believe in", though the word "change" only became fully defined with systematic efforts to 1) increase constituent reliance on democrat largess [...]

12-9-16 Murkowski Energy Bill Fails, Blames House; Canada’s Energy Policies Fail With Rising Global Warming Hysteria

Earlier this week, we wondered if Alaska's governor, Bill Walker was rational when, in a letter to ExxonMobil, he cautioned one of his state's major investors to subdue its Constitutional right of free speech.  Today, our Argus Media friends reminded their readers of this blundering statement: "Please do not take steps to thwart Alaska's ability to monetize our gas," Walker wrote. Argus also focused on another gas project blunder. "Alaska governor Bill Walker has told ExxonMobil that the state does not need to provide the producer fiscal certainty on the massive [...]

11-21-16 Alaska Conference Presentations Bring You State-of-Art Energy Status

Here -- for your current and future reference -- are last week's Resource Development Council for Alaska video and slide presentation archives: Wednesday, November 16th 7:00 a.m.   Registration/Check-in/Exhibits Open Eye-Opener Breakfast in Exhibit Area – Sponsored by Wells Fargo 8:00           Opening Remarks Eric Fjelstad, RDC President, Managing Partner, Perkins Coie LLP Alaska Economic Trends: 2017 Outlook Neal Fried, Economist, Alaska Department of Labor video slides Alaska Industry 2016 Year in Review and 2017 Outlook video Mining: Karen Matthias, Executive Director, Council of Alaska Producers Fisheries: Glenn Reed, President, Pacific [...]

11-18-16 Anti-Job Regime Continues To Lock Up Alaska & Cripple U.S. Economy

From 2007 - 2010 your author coordinated this national study, sponsored by NARUC and IOGCC to determine the cost to America of NOT developing oil & gas resources...of maintaining drilling moratoria.  We believe that this study, using the federal government's EIA energy modeling system, could be quite useful in determining how the new Trump administration will identify the wealth producing energy potential his campaign targeted.  (See video below right)  -dh                                         [...]

11-7-16 The Handwriting Is On The Wall

We've Been Pointing To The Handwriting On The Wall For The Last 8 Years: Tomorrow, November 8, 2016 Is The Day of Reckoning.  -dh Today, Town Hall summarizes the links connecting Hillary Clinton, George Soros, John Podesta and the decades-long strategy to socialize the United States. Those links clearly extend to the activist enviro-political movement opposing use of wealth producing fossil fuels by the world's leaders ... while supporting transfers of wealth from those countries to the non-developed world.  That grouping, accordingly, can be depended upon to vote as [...]

10-31-16 Can Oil Rebound Save Alberta? An Alaska Lesson. Energy and the Impact of Illegal Immigration.

Today: Alberta - Alaska - US Elections - An Illegal Alien Organizer -It's all related and we'll show why- -We hope you'll submit a thoughtful comment at the bottom of this page- Please review our commentary, column left.  Then skim the email sent today by an illegal alien on SEIU letterhead, in the right column.  The illegal immigration warriors are out of the closet and active.  What about those supporting lawful immigration, logical policies and the rule of law: are we as willing to be heard?  This whole complex [...]

10-6-16 US & Canadian Leaders Attack Fossil Fuel (Note: Both liberal policies increase consumer prices, decrease jobs, increase national debt, depress economies with no verifiable improvement in a conjured climate change narrative. -dh)

BREAKING NEWS! ConocoPhillips Alaska today announced it has signed a contract with Doyon Drilling Inc. to build a new Extended Reach Drilling (ERD) Rig. The rig will initially target development of Fiord West, a field northwest of the main Alpine pad discovered in 1996. The ERD rig represents the third new-build drilling rig ConocoPhillips has contracted for since SB21 was passed in 2013.   READ COMPLETE ANNOUNCEMENT HERE! Oil Glut? Here Comes Some More!  Good for Alaska! BY CLIFFORD KRAUSS Oil finds in Texas and Alaska come at a [...]

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, [...]

6-24-16 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 [...]

6-21-16 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 [...]

6-16-16 Canadian Community Fights For LNG/Pipeline Project

ACTION ALERT Five-Year OCS Lease Sale Plan, deadline today! PLEASE RESPOND TODAY: HERE’S HOW Here's the pat on the back you'll receive when you submit your comment: "Your comment was submitted successfully!" Mining by Dean Pelkey.  Canadians Stand In Support Of Pipeline/LNG Project! Platts.  Alaska and North Slope producers are discussing possible new ownership structures for the large Alaska LNG project.... We always value the wisdom and information transmitted by our Ak-Headlamp friends and today is another illustration of why this is so: Alex Epstein, a recent speaker at [...]

6-6-16 An Alberta Energy Editorial Tailor Made For Alaska

From one of our heros: Chris Nelson, a writer who provided this commentary to the Calgary Herald. With a few word changes, we could produce a commentary just like this for Alaska...or, North Dakota or California or Texas or Pennsylvania or New York or Colorado, etc.    -dh According to a respected federal think-tank, Alberta’s on a slippery slope to having little energy industry left as the world turns instead to renewable sources of power. The scenario sounds like David Bowie’s epic Five Years, except we apparently have three times [...]