Alaska:

Alaska:

Walker asks legislature to divert funds from studying ANWR into public safety  KTOO.  He also wants to split $1.5 million between the Department of Revenue and the Department of Natural Resources to do legal and financial work on the AlaskaLNG project. Congress opened the Refuge to development in December, but there is not a lot of data about how much oil is actually in it.


Chinese bank joins Alaska LNG project.  Kallanish Energy.  A major Chinese bank has joined efforts to raise equity to develop a massive $45 billion to $65 billion liquefied natural gas project in Alaska, the developer said. State-owned Alaska Gasline Development Corp. wants to build pipelines and associated infrastructure to process state gas into LNG.


Gas pipeline project may protect Alaska in trade war.  KTVA.  … says he believes Alaska’s potential partnership with China on a natural gas pipeline project, Alaska LNG, may protect Alaskan products from national trade … “If they have an ongoing interest, which they’re showing at this time, in Alaska’s natural gas, it may help us in how they determine what products …


Energy Infrastructure Supporting the LNG Export Success Story.  Economics21.  The only previously active terminal in the country, Kenai LNG Terminal in Alaska, ceased operations in 2015. Fortunately, the approval and construction of new LNG terminals has substantially increased capacity and helped facilitate strong export growth. The Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana began …


Canada:

Canadian and American oil price differential should ease this year, forecast says.  Calgary Herald.  The report sees a “bleak” outlook over the next two years for Canadian gasprices, which are forecast to average less than $2 per thousand cubic feet as American production and export volumes increase. “With the risk of more pipeline outages this summer and continued strong production growth in the ….


Varcoe: Transportation bottlenecks squeeze two key Alberta sectors.  Calgary Herald.  Two transportation issues are squeezing Alberta’s economy today: a grain backlog facing farmers and a lack of pipeline capacity crimping petroleum producers. The problems on both fronts threaten to get worse if Canada can’t get more oil pipelines built in the coming years. “We do need to be able to …