9-30-16 Good News: Alaska North Slope Drilling Record

ConocoPhillips Sets Alaska Drilling Record ANCHORAGE, Alaska – ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. announced yesterday that it achieved a drilling record for Alaska at drill site CD5 in the Colville River Unit (Alpine) on Alaska’s North Slope. CD5 is the first commercial oil development on Alaska Native lands within the boundaries of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A). Doyon Rig 19 drilled a horizontal injection well 26,196 feet, a record for overall measured length of a well for the state. The well was drilled to a true vertical depth of approximately 7,400 feet [...]

By |2016-12-22T22:26:52-09:00September 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

9-29-16 Feds “Steal” 100 Million Acres of Alaska? BC LNG Fights For Survival!

Trudeau government re: Pacific Northwest LNG.  CBC.ca.   If, for instance, you attach some value to the natural habitats of wild salmon or the threat posed by greenhouse gas emissions.... What's next for Pacific NorthWest LNG project? 4 questions answered.  CBC.ca.  Green light for B.C. LNG project won't pave way for other pipelines .... Did you know that today, with the help of former Alaska Lieutenant Governor Fran Ulmer (NGP file photo), the White House may be determining the fate of Alaska's Arctic? Former Alaska Governor Sean Parnell. Northern Gas Pipelines [...]


Former Alaska Lieutenant Governor Fran Ulmer. Northern Gas Pipelines stock photo by Dave Harbour White House: No nation an island on Arctic science, Cabinet members and high-ranking science advisors from 25 governments will convene on the White House tomorrow to discuss the Arctic.   ...   Former Alaska Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer, now chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, says countries well beyond the Arctic are sending science ministers to the conference. We admire Ak-Headlamp's creative gathering of information valuable to our readers, like today's posting below. [...]

By |2016-12-22T22:26:52-09:00September 28th, 2016|Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Arctic Policy|0 Comments

9-27-16 Alaska’s Globe Trotting Governor Sends Non-News From The Republic Of Korea

Royal Bank of Canada CEO touts pipelines as key to transitioning to a greener economy, Calgary Herald: The head of Canada's largest bank made the case for new ... Demand for oil and gas continues to rise around the world.... Breaking News(?) From Alaska's Governor Now In Korea Following A Purchased Speech Forum In Singapore Governor Bill Walker, NGP file photo by Dave Harbour Asia may be "looking for new sources" of LNG by 2023.  But that is no guarantee that the Republic of Korea or any other Asian nation will [...]

9-26-16 Alaska Public Media’s Gasline Series

Tim Bradner: NGP file photo by Dave Harbour Petroleum News Update by Tim Bradner: "The exodus of experienced personnel from the department has now become a concern within industry and the state’s business community."  Alaska Journal of Commerce by Tim Bradner: "ConocoPhillips and Alaska’s state-owned gas corporation, Alaska Gasline Development Corp., say they are negotiating on a joint-venture organization to market North Slope natural gas as LNG." Ak-Headlamp.  Following last week's Prudhoe Bay plan of development announcement and subsequent tension between the state and the big three [...]

9-24-16 Canada’s Chaotic Pipeline Policies: Join the Club

Panda and Aheer: Effort to win social license has been a failure, Calgary Herald. Calgary Herald Homepage ... It's why no one should be surprised that the Energy East pipeline project is facing new ... and the unemployment rate in Calgary threatening to hit double digits by Christmas, the NDP ... Instead of allowing pipeline projects and the NEB to be attacked by politicians Trudeau's pipeline remark puts focus on Pacific Northwest LNG project CBC.ca - "The Great Bear rainforest is no place for a crude oil pipeline and I haven't [...]

By |2016-12-22T22:26:53-09:00September 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

9-23-16 Alaska gas issues this Friday…from Washington D.C. to B.C. to Singapore to Alaska.

LATE AFTERNOON BREAKING NEWS (Scroll Down For Full Story): Commissioner Mack issues statement on Prudhoe Bay Unit decision (We'll let our savvy readers decide for themselves....  -dh) Attend the ALLIANCE's Annual Industry Update Forum in Fairbanks! -  An ALBERTA court case is boosting environmental clean-up costs in other provinces - A new venture for the ALASKA railroad: Liquefied natural gas delivery test could provide low-cost energy ... - "Shooting at their own feet" -dh: CANADIAN First Nations, US tribes form alliance to stop oil pipelines FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2016 Breaking Story, 3 P.M.: Commissioner [...]

By |2016-12-22T22:26:53-09:00September 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

9-22-16 BREAKING NOW: State Finally Approves Prudhoe Bay Plan of Development!

September 22, 2016 --- Vol. 22, No. 35 September 2016 DNR approves Prudhoe POD Tim Bradner Petroleum News, by Tim Bradner.  State Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack has approved BP's 2016 Plan of Development for the Prudhoe Bay field on the North Slope, taking a highly contentious issue between the state and industry off the table.BP is the operator of the Prudhoe field on behalf of itself and other owners including ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil. A dispute had developed over a request by Gov. Bill Walker and former [...]

By |2016-12-22T22:26:53-09:00September 22nd, 2016|Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, You Read It Here First|0 Comments

9-21-16 Mr. Walker Goes To Singapore

TransCanada bid for new pipeline deal stirs fear of 10-year tolls AGDC and ConocoPhillips Execute MOU – Position for Next Steps AGDC News Release – The State of Alaska (through the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, or AGDC) and ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. have executed a Memorandum of Understanding MOU) regarding negotiations to form a joint venture company (JV) that could facilitate marketing LNG from the Alaska LNG project to global LNG markets and acquire North Slope gas, with the goal of bringing LNG buyers and North Slope wellhead sellers [...]

By |2016-12-22T22:26:53-09:00September 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

9-20-16 “Get competitive, Alaska!”

Here is Alaska's newest competitor.  Don't get mad at Canada, Alaskans.  Be responsible.  Quit blaming others for Alaska's geographic and political shortcomings.  Work on compensating for the state's stranded Arctic gas liabilities with competitive policies that attract rather than vilify investors!.    -dh Calgary Herald/CP A northwestern Alberta natural gas producer dismayed by Canada’s “grossly oversupplied” gas market is investing in a company that has vowed to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal on Vancouver Island. Calgary-based Seven Generations Energy says it will take a minority stake in [...]

By |2016-12-22T22:26:53-09:00September 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

9-19-16 “Do Alaska’s Citizens SERIOUSLY Want A Government Owned, Politically Controlled Gas Pipeline/LNG Project? Really?”

Honoring another dearly departed friend, Father Norman Elliott From Ak-Headlamp this morning: AGDC president Keith Meyer challenged the idea that Alaska LNG isn't the best path forward for the state in an Alaska Dispatch News op-ed. According to Meyer, "Everyone wants to monetize their gas, but we want to open the project to broader market participation. AGDC welcomes producer investment but also recognizes that investing in the project assets as an equity owner may not generate the return they need. Setting up a transparent tolling structure allows [...]

9-16-16 – “Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive”

When Trust Is Trussed In Webs of Abuse (Forbes: Hope For Massive Alaska Energy Project Crashes and Burns ***** Clarion: Hope springs eternal - but the money won't) Sir Walter Scott's, "Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive", contains a principle of trust essential to the survival of a free state. We have seen what a tangled web the U.S. federal administration has spun by its pattern of lawlessness and overreaching jurisdiction justified by complex alibis (i.e. IRS, Keystone, Pebble, Dakota Access, Alaska, etc.)  We have also seen a new [...]

9-16-16 Honoring and Remembering Bill Brooks

Point of Personal Privilege:  Your author was honored to have called Bill his friend.  -dh William E. Brooks (1916 - 2016) "Bill's smiling face will be missed. We are thinking of..." - Steve & Joanna Bobko-Hillenaar William (Bill) Edward Brooks has "gone west". He died September 15 at the age of 100. Bill was born February 9, 1916, in Klamath Falls, OR to Alden Ira and Leota Jean Brooks and grew up on a cattle ranch where he learned hard work and respect for others that later brought him great [...]

By |2016-12-22T22:26:54-09:00September 16th, 2016|Personal|0 Comments

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, [...]