Gov’s veto forces loan modification for Inlet producer.  BlueCrest Energy is asking state borrowers to amend the terms of a $30 million oil project loan after the state failed to pay tax credits the company was expecting. Armstrong Oil and Gas has high hopes for another North Slope find this winter.  As the amount of oil flowing through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System declines, big new finds on the North Slope are kindling a lot of excitement in Alaska.  Deadline nears for Murkowski energy bill.  Time is running out on one [...]


Green and Jackson: Pipeline approvals are a victory for those who care about the environment.  Calgary Herald.  Growing pipeline capacity is critical to helping unlock the full value of ... transporting oil and gas than the alternative mode of transportation — rail.

By |2016-12-22T22:26:42-09:00November 29th, 2016|Canadian Energy Policy, LNG|0 Comments

11-28-16 Does Ak-Headlamp speak for all citizens?

Today, we explain why Ak-Headlamp really does speak for all Alaskans -- in our opinion Commentary.  When we old timers earned our Journalism degrees we were taught that the reputation and even the Constitutional protections afforded the 4th Estate were based on a bedrock of integrity.  How we then interpreted the word "integrity" seemed obvious.  We've generally believed: When writing news stories, be consistently and reliably objective.  When writing commentary, make sure the reader knows the piece merely reflects the opinion of the publication's editorial board or columnist.   (When we [...]

By |2016-12-22T22:26:42-09:00November 28th, 2016|Commentary|0 Comments

11-27-16 Potential Oil Reserves vs. Recoverable Reserves

http://www.energytrendsinsider.com/2016/11/27/20-billion-barrels-of-oil-was-not-discovered-in-the-permian-basin/#more-19489   20 Billion Barrels Of Oil Was Not Discovered In The Permian Basin By Robert Rapier Earlier this month the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced the largest estimate of continuous oil that it has ever assessed. The area assessed is in the Permian Basin, a region that has been producing oil continuously for nearly 100 years. Below I will get into the specifics of what this news means, but the mainstream media mostly interpreted it as CNN did inMammoth Texas oil discovery biggest ever in USA. But this is a fundamental [...]

By |2016-12-03T19:03:59-09:00November 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

11-26-16 Trump’s Interior Department Appointments = Pluses & Minuses

Choosing An Interior Secretary Parnell Sullivan       Cronin Two potential Alaskan picks for Interior Secretary offer both advantages and disadvantages.  Bob Gilliam, below, has used his wealth to support anti-development activism that injures the constitutional guarantee of 'due process'.  Sarah Palin created a predatory oil tax and applied it retroactively, injuring Alaska's investment climate for nearly a decade.  We doubt either has the management capacity to 'drain the swamp' of eco-extremism in the Interior Department.  If an Alaskan is to be chosen, a better choice [...]

11-25-16 Energy Bill Has Bipartisan Support From Murkowski & Cantwell

After being Petroleum News Alaska readers since its founding, we continue to be amazed at both the array and depth of its outstaning Alaska-Canadian energy content. Check out this Friday link right now for an impressive selection of important, weekend reading!  -dh   Our readers recall that on election day the Washington Times ran our Op-ed on how this generation is stealing from our children.   On Thanksgiving Day, yesterday, there was quite a lot of commotion about North Korean hostility, South Korea's leadership crisis, American military capability and Trump transition [...]

By |2016-12-22T22:26:43-09:00November 25th, 2016|Arctic Policy, Commentary|2 Comments

11-24-16 Happy Thanksgiving: Let Us Remember The Reason For The Season

THE WASHINGTON TIMES - - Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and — whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially [...]

By |2017-11-07T14:37:04-09:00November 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

11-23-16 Good News!

On Being Thankful For The Good News and the Bad As Well....   We are thankful for the good news of an incoming federal administration that more heavily values our Constitution, the rule of law, the proven value of wealth producing natural resources, the importance of properly defending U.S. liberty and the simple but eternal truth symbolized by the greeting, "Merry Christmas". Dr. Scott Goldsmith, Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour Our hopes spring eternal for good news on the Alaska and Canadian energy scenes [...]


In Tokyo marketing Alaska gas, Gov. Walker and team feel long shake from Japan quake Gov. Bill Walker and four other state officials in Tokyo on a gas marketing trip Monday said they felt the big earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan. One state official said the shaking seemed to last five minutes, but everyone was fine afterward.   Group sues over lack of info in Alaska Railroad LNG project ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An environmental group filed a lawsuit Monday against the Federal Railroad [...]

By |2016-12-22T22:26:43-09:00November 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

11-20-16 US/Canadian Activists Threaten North American Economies and Way of Life

We observe that US-Canadian socialists/anarchists/enviro-activists use similar techniques and that negative effects of such professionally organized demonstrations include increased family utility costs along with destruction of capitalism and of the North American way of life.  -dh Note our Friday commentary... ...showing how the U.S. Administration is following an activist environmental agenda against vital, wealth producing energy projects.  Without a more logical, incoming Trump Administration America's economic survival would be much more doubtful.  -dh Today we add this Calgary Herald report: Thousands march through Vancouver to protest Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.   Calgary Herald ... Thousands [...]

By |2016-12-22T22:26:43-09:00November 20th, 2016|Commentary, Enviro-Industrial-Governmental Cabal|0 Comments

11-19-16 Alaska LNG Makes Weekend News

ConocoPhillips seeks to sell 47 year-old Alaska Kenai LNG export terminal ETEnergyworld.com.  The United States exported on average 0.08 bcf per day of LNG from Alaska in 2015, according to federal data. That is expected to rise to 0.44 bcfd in ... New faces in Alaska House of Reps could tackle familiar gas and oil issues   KTOO.  And what will happen to the Alaska LNG project? In the state House, a new coalition of Democrats, Independents — and moderate Republicans are ... AK-LNG transition misses first [...]

By |2016-12-22T22:26:43-09:00November 19th, 2016|Interstate Gas, Intrastate Gas, LNG|0 Comments

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                                         [...]


New Alaska State House Organization Considers Fate of Previously Committed Tax Credit Incentives Bill Walker, Governor of Alaska. NGP file photo by Dave Harbour. Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elwood Brehmer.   The shakeup in state House control seemingly gave Gov. Bill Walker allies in leadership positions on fiscal issues, but the upcoming session will still be an uphill battle on the Alaska LNG Project. Anchorage Democrat Reps. Andy Josephson and Geran Tarr will co-chair the House Resources Committee, the first stop for any oil and gas tax bills [...]

By |2016-12-22T22:26:44-09:00November 17th, 2016|Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis|0 Comments

11-16-16 Important RDC Conference Today & Thursday

Resource Development Council for Alaska Annual Conference: November 16-17, Anchorage, Alaska.  (Link for more information) 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 Alaska Industry 2016 Year in Review and 2017 Outlook Oil & Gas: Kara Moriarty, President and CEO, Alaska Oil and Gas Association Fisheries: Glenn Reed, President, Pacific Seafood Processors Association Forestry: John Sturgeon, President, Koncor Forest Products Mining: Karen Matthias, Executive Director, Council of Alaska Producers Tourism: Carol Fraser, Regional [...]

By |2016-12-22T22:26:44-09:00November 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments