6-22-18

AGDC selects route for Kenai Spur Highway around LNG plant.  Kenai Peninsula Online

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation has chosen a route for the Kenai Spur Highway around its planned natural gas liquefaction plant.


BP America head ‘encouraged’ by Alaska taxes’ defeat.  KTVA

BP America head ‘encouraged’ by Alaska taxes’ defeat … project, and the recently announced agreement with the Alaska Gasline Development Corp.

Consumer Energy Alliance Week-end Energy Links

New Hampshire Business Review: Tech Tidbits from Across New Hampshire
New Hampshire was one of 25 states analyzed in “Incentivizing Solar Energy,” a report by the Consumer Energy Alliance. The report highlighted New Hampshire’s Residential Small Renewable Energy Rebate Program, which is fully subscribed and has a waiting list

Associated PressTrump scraps Obama policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes
President Donald Trump has thrown out a policy devised by his predecessor to protect U.S. oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic growth.

Associated Press: Suit: Offshore drilling done in absence of required report
Three conservation groups said in a lawsuit filed Thursday that federal wildlife agencies have failed for years to complete required consultations and reporting on the effects that oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico could have on endangered species.

Associated Press: U.S. Energy Industry’s Methane Gas Emissions Underestimated by EPA: Study
Oil and gas drilling gives off far more of the powerful greenhouse gas methane than the U.S. government estimates as leaky wells go unnoticed by federal regulators, scientists said on Thursday.

The New York Times: The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem
The American oil and gas industry is leaking more methane than the government thinks — much more, a new study says. Since methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, that is bad news for climate change.

CNN: Shale exec: U.S. will be the world’s biggest oil producer by the fall
That’s the assessment of Pioneer Natural Resources Chairman Scott Sheffield, who told CNNMoney that he expects US production to surpass 11 million barrels a day within the next three to four months.

The New York Times: OPEC, After Bolstering Oil Prices, Considers Ramping Up Production
Major oil-producing countries moved on Friday toward an agreement to jointly raise exports, a decision that has driven considerable division among them but that could temper criticism from President Trump.

Morning Consult: Small U.S. Oil Producers Face Own ‘Growing Pains’ Outside of OPEC’s Output Decision
When members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and their partners meet and likely ease their oil output caps, there’s one group of energy stakeholders that won’t be watching too closely: small American oil exploration and production companies.

S&P Global: Analysis: China’s independent refineries shy away from U.S. crudes
Chinese independent refiners have slowed down their US crude purchases in recent months and could completely stop near-term imports amid growing uncertainties about additional import duties on US oil and gas.

Reuters: Focus on returns now will hurt long-term U.S. shale oil investment: Hess
Investor pressure on oil producers to focus more attention on shareholder returns and less on output will drive down vital industry investment in the long term, a leading U.S. shale executive said on Thursday.

Billings Gazette: Fort Peck tribes raise concerns about Keystone XL pipeline threatening reservation’s water
The Keystone XL pipeline is facing opposition from American Indians along its Montana-to-Oklahoma route, beginning with the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux tribes.

UPI: Colorado sees bottlenecks crimping oil production
Pipeline limitations near the U.S. inland storage hub in Cushing, Okla., create headwinds for growth in Colorado oil production, a state report found.

The Dallas Morning News: Permian Basin drillers may be forced to shut off some wells as pipelines fill up
Pipeline bottlenecks in North America’s biggest oil field are so pervasive that drillers are quitting new wells at a record pace. And it’s about to get a lot worse.

Bloomberg: Permian Pipeline Scarcity Forces Drillers to Leave Oil Wells Unfracked
Pipeline bottlenecks in North America’s biggest oil field are so pervasive that drillers are quitting new wells at a record pace. And it’s about to get a lot worse.

UPI: Offshore Guyana on par with the Permian basin
With trends on par with the Permian shale basin in the United States, Guyana is big enough to be transformative even for the supermajors, analysis found.

Bloomberg: Shale’s Suffering Indigestion, Not a Heart Attack
The Permian basin is the center of shale’s world, whether it fascinates investors or, as today, repels them. The recent selloff has obscured that.

Platts: Cheniere pipeline to carry Oklahoma natural gas output gets positive environmental review
Cheniere Energy’s Midcontinent Supply Header Interstate Pipeline, which would boost takeaway capacity from Oklahoma’s Anadarko Basin to support growing Gulf Coast demand for LNG exports, got a positive environmental review Thursday from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Minnesota Public Radio News: Climate change activism has hit a new level in Minnesota
The battle for the future of oil pipelines and the impacts on climate change in Minnesota is on. Who’s winning? We’ll start Climate Cast by posing that question to MPR News reporter Dan Kraker, who just launched a new podcast called Rivers of Oil.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Impact fee on Pa. shale wells tops $209 million this year
Pennsylvania shale gas producers paid $209.6 million in impact fees this year, the state Public Utility Commission said Thursday.

E&E News: On S.C. coast, offshore drilling costs GOP candidate support
The Trump administration’s plans to open offshore areas for oil and gas production are roiling party allegiances in a South Carolina congressional race.


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Dave Harbour, publisher of Northern Gas Pipelines, is a former Chairman of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, a Commissioner Emeritus of NARUC, NARUC's Official Representative to IOGCC and Vice Chairman of NARUC's Gas Committee. He served as Gas Committee Chairman of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners. He also served as commissioner of the Anchorage Bicentennial Commission and the Anchorage Heritage Land Bank Commission.He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree: English, at Colorado State University, a Master of Science Degree: Communications-Journalism at Murray State University and graduated from Utility Regulatory School for Commissioners at Michigan State University. He served as a Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs at Alaska Pacific University, taught bank marketing classes at the University of Alaska and was an English teacher at Los Alamos High School.Harbour served in ranks of Private - Captain during a 4-year assignment with the Army in Korea, Idaho, Georgia and Fort Meade and received the Meritorious Service Medal among other commendations.Harbour is also a past Chairman of the Alaska Council on Economic Education, the Alaska Oil & Gas Association Government Affairs Committee, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the Export Council of Alaska and the Department of Commerce's District Export Council. He is a past President of the Alaska Press Club, American Bald Eagle Foundation, Consumer Energy Alliance-Alaska and Common Sense for Alaska.Harbour was instrumental in founding the American Bald Eagle Research Institute (UAS), the Alaska Support Industry Alliance, the Downtown Anchorage Business Partnership, and Arctic Power.He also served as CEO of several small Alaska organizations, including the Anchorage Parking Authority and Action Security, Inc. Harbour is also Chairman Emeritus of the Alaska Oil & Gas Congress.Harbour's wife, Nancy, is a professional, performing arts administrator and his three boys, Todd, Benjamin and William work in the fields of environmental management, energy marketing and medicine.
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