10-14-16 We Lament The Passing of Former Premier Jim Prentice!

James Prentice. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour We lament the passing of a great Canadian leader: Former premier Jim Prentice, who, with three others, was killed in Kelowna-area plane crash, yesterday. When we chaired an Arctic Gas Symposium in Calgary, it was a pleasure to dust off our French and introduce Jim in both of his country's languages.  We sat together over lunch discussing his desire to see an Arctic gas pipeline properly developed with minimal delay...and his love for hunting pheasants in the Dakotas.  He seemed [...]

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TransCanada offering a deal for Alberta natural gas shippers  -  Calgary Herald Calgary Herald Homepage ... Reader says 76,000 kilometres of pipelines are on the books or under construction worldwide. ... TransCanada Corp. is offering lower-priced long-term contracts for Alberta natural gas shippers that ... The Calgary-based company says its proposal for a new round of binding .... From our Mid-Atlantic energy analyst friend (Anonymous): Thesis: Crude oil producers have become akin to utilities. They have relatively high fixed costs, through contractual commitments (including debt, rigs rentals, throughput [...]

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10-13-16 Bradner Calls for Caelus Caution

ADN by Tim Bradner.  Shucks — just when Alaskans are starting to take our state's huge financial problem seriously, someone finds a bunch of oil. Last week's announcement by Caelus Energy that it had found a large oil accumulation on the North Slope is really good news. But it shouldn't give our legislators an excuse to chicken out again on some tough fiscal decisions. Need for caution For one thing, we have to view Caelus' find with a certain caution. The 6 billion-barrel figure, for example, is oil in place, [...]