7-4-16 Celebrate The Fourth: Rededicate to God, Country, Free Enterprise and Energy Independence

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Calgary HeraldBy Ben Sharples

The oil market surplus that vanished last quarter, helping prices post the best quarter in seven years, may return as early as this month as disrupted supply starts to pump again.

Canadian output returning from outages caused by wildfires will be enough to put the market back into oversupply and oil may return to a trading range of $30 to $50 a barrel, according to Morgan Stanley. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said that a recovery in Nigerian production is a risk to its $50-a-barrel forecast for the second half of 2016. The bank said earlier that the market had switched to deficit in May.

The Walker administration on Thursday continued to fight Alaska’s major oil producers for details about how they will sell their Prudhoe Bay natural gas, refusing to approve an annual activity plan at one of the nation’s largest oil fields until it gets the information it wants.

That doesn’t mean work will stop in the initial participating area of Prudhoe Bay – an oil field responsible for close to half the state’s oil production in 2015.

The Department of Natural Resources said it’s giving BP, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips “one final opportunity” to ….   (Read more….)

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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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