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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,p 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 and the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. He is a past President of the American Bald Eagle Foundation, Consumer Energy Alliance-Alaska and Common Sense for Alaska.He was instrumental in founding the American Bald Eagle Research Foundation, the Alaska Support Industry Alliance, the Downtown Anchorage Association, 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 and past President of the Alaska Press Club. His 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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8-17-17 Again, We’re Reminded Of Alaska-Canadian Gas Pipeline History + The Passing Of An Alaskan Dowager

Alaska's Dowager Statewide Paper Besieged by Creditors Public Domain Photo: Anchorage Daily Times, 6-3-1942. (Reminder: please scroll down for two more commentaries on Canadian / Alaska oil and gas issues and history....) In this case: dow·a·ger, ˈdouəjər/, noun.  Definition: a widow with a title or property derived from her late husband.  e.g. "the dowager duchess".  Informal, a dignified elderly woman.   Commentary:  Our "dowager" description of Alaska's successor statewide newspaper is descriptive, however flawed.  For the Anchorage Daily News (ADN), now the Alaska Dispatch News (ADN), did acquire the assets of Anchorage's legacy newspaper, the [...]


Photo courtesy Shell Oil Washington, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and 118 additional Members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary Zinke requesting the Department of the Interior to include consideration of all Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lands in the development of a new National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. “Just as today’s energy security is the result of production set in motion by decisions made years ago, the decisions on OCS leasing and development facing the Department [...]

By | 2017-08-16T15:32:59+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Arctic Policy, Federal Progress|0 Comments

8-15-17 Today’s LNG World News Links

LNG World News • Synetics wins FSRUs surveillance services contract • Australia's July LNG exports jump above 5.4 million mt • First US LNG cargo on way to Lithuania • DOE: U.S. LNG exports reach 310.4 Bcf in H1 2017 • Cheniere in China LNG move • Chart, GFW launch LNG-diesel fueling truck • UK watchdog accepts Wood Group-AFW merger remedy • South Korea boosts July LNG imports • Q-Max Umm Slal heading for South Hook LNG terminal • Santos flags $690 mln impairment charge   [...]

8-14-17 Around The LNG World

Larry Persily, Kenai Peninsula Borough. Northern Gas Pipeline Photo by Dave Harbour Courtesy: Larry Persily, on behalf of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.  Persily is former Federal Coordinator of earlier-planned Alaska gas pipeline project.   (Also, reference yesterday's post.)   -dh Oil and gas news briefs for Aug. 14, 2017 LNG glut leads buyers to renegotiate deals, but it can’t last forever (Forbes columnist; Aug. 11) - Welcome to the largest, steepest, most prolonged drop in prices the liquefied natural gas industry has ever faced. Since the giddy [...]

By | 2017-08-14T06:18:48+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8-13-17 Alaska’s Socialist Gas Pipeline Project Moves Ahead In Spite Of Infeasibility

Tax exemption for AGDC Petroleum News As a political subdivision, AGDC will not be subject to federal income tax, the corporation said, and can issue tax-exempt debt. The expectation is that ... AGDC reports progress in attracting interest to gasline Alaskajournal.com Accordingly, AGDC has also set up a data room for potential customers to examine the technical design and environmental information on the project ...

By | 2017-08-14T06:05:50+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Interstate Gas, Intrastate Gas, LNG|0 Comments

8-11-17 A Looming Disaster in Alaska’s Susitna Basin?

Today we provide this letter that a long time reader and natural resource expert sent us yesterday.  While the general subject revolves around forest management for maximum benefit of Alaska's people, we note that the concepts of multiple use and sustain yield apply to oil, gas and mining.  Why?  Because mining and energy do not preclude other uses of public and private lands -- and are highly regulated in any case.  Second, while forests and hunted and fished species, managed properly, are "renewable", oil, gas and mining are "newable". [...]

8-10-17 Alaska Highway Opens

Alaska Indigenous groups try to influence Canadian mining project talks.  Indigenous leaders in Southeast Alaska hope to form a statewide alliance lobbying for protection of salmon stocks in the state, including the Yukon River watershed.   Read More Feds seek comments on Alaska's in-state natural gas pipeline. KTOO.  (Map courtesy of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation) ... The Alaska Standalone Pipeline would bring gas from the North Slope to Wasilla. Alaska Highway reopens after tanker crash and fuel spill   Read More

By | 2017-08-10T06:40:21+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


MID-WEEK AL-CAN ENERGY HEADLINES Nebraska landowners grill TransCanada over Keystone pipeline.  CBC.ca.  Attorney Dave Domina told CBC News that Albertans should be able to relate ... Domina also alluded to TransCanada's Bison Pipeline, a natural gas ... Alaska tribes try to influence Canadian mining project talks.  A group of 16 southeast Alaska tribes has hired a coordinator to express their concerns about a series of large Canadian mining projects that the tribes fear… Alaska tribes form provisional government, seek sovereignty Tribe leaders in western Alaska have set up a provisional government that might lead to [...]

By | 2017-08-09T11:01:28+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8-8-17 State Keystone Hearings Begin

Alaska's Flag Markets Daily, by Michael Walen on Aug 7th, 2017.  State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its stake in Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE:LNG) by 135.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,095 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 4,080 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue’s holdings in Cheniere Energy were worth $345,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Keystone [...]

By | 2017-08-08T05:50:41+00:00 August 8th, 2017|LNG|0 Comments


Frustrating delays for natural gas: Interior Energy Project halted in argument about IGU spending News-Miner opinion: Good news about natural gas for the Interior is hard to come by these days. For more than a year, progress has effectively been at a halt on the Interior Energy Project that aims to bring the fuel to Fairbanks and provide a lower-cost, more stable heating option for residents. The picture got worse late last month, when an Interior Gas Utility update to the Borough Assembly revealed that IGU has been forced to stop work on [...]

By | 2017-08-07T09:05:59+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Senate Restores FERC Quorum, Confirms Deputy Secretary of Energy Committee Also Advances Five Nominees to Full Senate                                                                                                                                                  [...]

By | 2017-08-07T07:29:22+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Geologic photos of Alaska available through searchable online tool (Fairbanks, AK) – The Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys has published more than 6,500 free public-use photographs taken during geologic field projects in its new database application, the Geologic Photos of Alaska, available at maps.dggs.alaska.gov/photodb. The photos document scenery, landforms, rock outcrops, geologic observations, vegetation, wildlife, and fieldwork activities conducted throughout Alaska, usually in remote locations that are difficult or expensive to revisit. Many of the photos now currently available through this application were taken by former DGGS geologists Gil [...]

By | 2017-08-07T06:22:54+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8-5-17 BC LNG and CNR

Regional district, MP Zimmer address LNG, CN Rail issues, Alaska Highway News. Regional district, MP Zimmer address LNG, CN Rail issues ... the B.C. side of the Alaska Highway onto the Drive BC website—it currently only covers ...

By | 2017-08-06T19:54:20+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8-4-17 Good News?

As we end the week: Good News From Petroleum News Alaska BP to expand four Prudhoe Bay pads  08/06/2017 (Trouble viewing this article? Click here) BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. wants to expand four existing drilling pads at the Prudhoe Bay unit to improve drilling rig access to existing wells at the onshore North Slope unit. In four separate requests in mid-July, the company asked state oil and gas officials for permission to add 0.9 acres to.... Conoco earnings rise  08/06/2017 (Trouble viewing this article? Click here) ConocoPhillips Co. reported adjusted earnings of $167 [...]