8-2-18 Today’s Alaska LNG Project Realities

Today’s Alaska LNG Project Realities

Sinopec drops interest in managing AK LNG construction

The company has dropped its interest in managing construction of the Alaska LNG Project after traveling the 800-mile route through the state in May.

LNG projects ramp up in response to growing market

Qatar plans to expand its LNG capacity by 23 million tonnes by 2023 … Much closer to Alaska, Shell and its partners in LNGCanada are expected to …

OPINION: Trump is playing to win. Are Republicans?

The possible impact on the ultimate price of the Alaska LNGProject has been tossed around as well, but at the last board of directors meeting …

Has Alaska’s Governmental Fairbanks Gas Plan Boomeranged? Is The Competitive Siemens Plan Getting A Fair Hearing?

Interior Energy Project, Fairbanks

Today’s HeadlineQuestioning the direction of the Interior Gas Utility  Not many of us are fully aware of all the discussions and developments that have gone on with the Interior Gas Utility.  Op-ed by Karl Monetti on behalf of himself and:  Liz Grieg, Gerald Goodman, Karl Hough, Mary Ann Nickles, Owen Hanley, Don Callahan, Paolo Greer, Greg Hill, David Weissman, Mike Musick, John Davies, Dave Nebert, Larry Fogleson, Carl Benson, Richard Seifert, Connie Huffman and Frank Gold.

Our Comment: The Siemens concept is a joint venture with Alaska Native corporation, Kniktnu Inc. 

By avoiding bonding and using a creative and potentially more efficient LNG production and transportation system it could be more ratepayer friendly.  At least, public comparisons should more fully reveal the advantages and disadvantages of each project. 

One compelling advantage from our viewpoint is the injection of much more free enterprise efficiency incentive into what, to date, has been a politically manipulated, infeasible government enterprise controlled by temporarily elected and appointed politicians and bureaucrats.  To our Fairbanks friends, we say, “follow the money and keep your powder dry!”   -dh

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About the Author:

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.