1-24-19 In Today’s Senate Vote, We Hope Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski Will Support The President’s Bill, For We Believe That Border Control Is Essential To Preserving Reliable U.S. Energy Industries

Fairbanks Natural Gas Update: Consumers Should Follow the Money

Fairbanks Borough Assembly to vote on natural gas powered transit(Note: Since Fairbanks is dependent on the Southcentral Alaska gas reserves.  And, since Fairbanks has depended on state subsidies to create a gas distribution system whose economics are marginal at best…perhaps citizens should at least “follow the money” to determine the real costs of CNG buses, CNG sources and costs, the monopoly power of CNG provider(s) and who is lobbying for CNG buses.  Knowledge is power.  -dh)

Alaska Gas Export Update

Revenue commissioner outlines a new direction for Alaska’s gas pipeline project(Note: The previous governor was so intent on prioritizing sales trips over gas export fiscal realities that he abandoned the tried and true “stage gate” process for determining the feasibility of the Ak-LNG project.

We have urged policymakers to unwind the government led gas export project, safeguard its archives and make the information available to private investors who may be qualified to move the project forward.  Meanwhile, we don’t object to moving the project back to the “stage gate” schedule, for, as we recall, the project has never demonstrated that it has even passed through the “pre-FEED” gate.

We believe that, sooner than later, the new Administration and legislature will logically conclude that a $40-60 billion government-owned gas export project, managed by temporarily elected and appointed politicians and bureaucrats can never produce the most efficient, least corrupt, agile and dependable project possible; only a professional, investor owned and operated project can best operate in the public interest–properly regulated, of course, by federal and state regulatory agencies.  -dh)

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  1. John K. Norman January 24, 2019 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    It’s become increasingly apparent that the State of Maine has THREE Senators, while Alaska has but One.
    Something is terribly wrong with this picture.

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Dave Harbour, publisher of Northern Gas Pipelines, is a former Chairman of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, a Commissioner Emeritus of NARUC, NARUC's Official Representative to IOGCC and Vice Chairman of NARUC's Gas Committee. He served as Gas Committee Chairman of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners. He also served as commissioner of the Anchorage Bicentennial Commission and the Anchorage Heritage Land Bank Commission.He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree: English, at Colorado State University, a Master of Science Degree: Communications-Journalism at Murray State University and graduated from Utility Regulatory School for Commissioners at Michigan State University. He served as a Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs at Alaska Pacific University, taught bank marketing classes at the University of Alaska and was an English teacher at Los Alamos High School.Harbour served in ranks of Private - Captain during a 4-year assignment with the Army in Korea, Idaho, Georgia and Fort Meade and received the Meritorious Service Medal among other commendations.Harbour is also a past Chairman of the Alaska Council on Economic Education, the Alaska Oil & Gas Association Government Affairs Committee, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the Export Council of Alaska and the Department of Commerce's District Export Council. He is a past President of the Alaska Press Club, American Bald Eagle Foundation, Consumer Energy Alliance-Alaska and Common Sense for Alaska.Harbour was instrumental in founding the American Bald Eagle Research Institute (UAS), the Alaska Support Industry Alliance, the Downtown Anchorage Business Partnership, and Arctic Power.He also served as CEO of several small Alaska organizations, including the Anchorage Parking Authority and Action Security, Inc. Harbour is also Chairman Emeritus of the Alaska Oil & Gas Congress.Harbour's wife, Nancy, is a professional, performing arts administrator and his three boys, Todd, Benjamin and William work in the fields of environmental management, energy marketing and medicine.
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