We Urge Our Readers To Comment On The  Applications Allowing Hilcorp (Harvest Alaska LLC) To Acquire BP’s Alaska Oil Transportation Assets!

Here is our 1-20-2020 report 

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Notice of Public Input Hearing

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The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) is seeking further input
on applications filed by Harvest Alaska, LLC (Harvest Alaska) and BP Pipelines (Alaska)
Inc. (BPPA) for approval of the transfer of the following BPPA assets to Harvest Alaska:
(1) an indirect 32% interest in PTE Pipeline, LLC; (2) an indirect 50% interest in Milne
Point Pipeline, LLC; and (3) Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity No. 311
(authorizing BPPA to own and operate a 48.4410% share of the Trans Alaska Pipeline
System pipeline and a 47.5881 % share of Valdez Marine Terminal tankage assets).

Dockets P-19-015, P-19-016, and P-19-017 were opened to address the applications.

The Commission received numerous comments regarding the pending applications. The
comments both supported the transfer of BPPA assets to Harvest Alaska and expressed
concerns with the transfer.

To allow additional comment on the applications, the
Commission schedules a public input hearing to convene at 3 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m.
on February 4, 2020 (i.e. TOMORROW), in the East Hearing Room of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska
at 701 West Eighth Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, Alaska.

If you would like to call in telephonically, please dial 1-800-315-6338; enter Access Code:
32158# a few minutes before the meeting. If you have any questions or concerns, please
contact W. Garey at (907) 276-6222 or LOA.RCA@alaska.gov.

Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations,
auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communications formats, should contact Valerie
Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222, toll-free at 1-800-390-2782, or TTY/Alaska Relay:
7-1 -1 or TTY (800) 770-8973, or send a request via electronic mail to
rca.mail@alaska.gov by January 29, 2020.

DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 17th day of January, 2020.

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Robert M. Pickett