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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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AGDC downsizing function based, Joe Dubler tells House Resource

Joe Dubler. NGP file photo by Dave Harbour AGDC downsizing function based, Joe Dubler tells House Resources Kristen Nelson, Petroleum News The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. announced a restructuring and downsizing July 10. On July 19, Joe Dubler, AGDC’s interim president, provided a required update to the House Resources Committee. He said changes at AGDC were a “right sizing” of the corporation to meet directions of its board of di....  More here....

By |2019-08-14T14:40:13-09:00August 2nd, 2019|AGDC, LNG|0 Comments

7-17-19 Taking A Break!

Personal: We'll be experiencing our second 'shoulder replacement' operation this week followed by a few weeks of recuperation.  Thanks for hanging in there with us for nearly two decades! -dh IOGCC Annual Conference Deadlines are Approaching IOGCC Early Bird Registration Discount Expires Soon The early bird registration discount will expire on July 26, 2019 so register today to take advantage of these savings! After July 22, 2019 we can no longer guarantee hotel room availability or the IOGCC Annual Conference group rate. We advise our attendees to book their room before July 22 to ensure you [...]

By |2019-07-17T19:03:53-09:00July 17th, 2019|AGDC, Canadian Energy Policy, Personal|0 Comments

7-15-19 A Tale of Two Teachers

"It was the best of times; it was the worst of times... Alaska Budget Graph "...it was the age of wealth, it was the epoch of waste," we paraphrase with apologies to Charles Dickens. For over four decades Alaska's great Prudhoe Bay wealth elevated the sparsely populated, largest state in the U.S. to the biggest per capita spender. Its public officials knowingly created an unsustainable budget.  They knew that North Slope production would decline but allowed their policies to create a state budget that was over 3/4 [...]

6-17-19 ConocoPhillips Acquires Caelus’ North Slope Nuna Discovery Acreage

ConocoPhillips Signs Agreement with Caelus Natural Resources to Acquire Nuna Discovery Acreage ConocoPhillips Alaska (COPA) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC to acquire 100 percent of the Nuna discovery, located just east of the Colville River and approximately five miles southwest of the Oooguruk Field. The Nuna prospect was announced as a discovery in 2012. The purchase includes 11 tracts covering 21,000 acres. Over the next several years, COPA will appraise Nuna with a goal toward making a final investment [...]

6-4-19 Alaska Gas Project Update

State answers FERC questions about Cook Inlet pipeline crossing  By Larry Persily paper@alaskan.com June 4, 2019 Larry Persily, former Alaska gas pipeline federal coordinator. NGP Photo by Dave Harbour. The state-led gas line development team has told federal regulators it is confident the Alaska LNG project’s steel pipeline could withstand Cook Inlet’s strong currents, shifting seabed and traveling boulders along the 29-mile underwater route to the gas liquefaction plant in Nikiski, on the Kenai Peninsula. The water-crossing information is among the remaining batches of answers the Alaska Gasline [...]

5-2-19 Will Canadians Wake Up And Support Their Pipeline Lifelines?

Breakenridge: High gasoline prices in BC could drive a pipeline solution. Calgary Herald. With gasoline prices in B.C.'s Lower Mainland setting record highs, Kenney took to Twitter to declare that “the solution to B.C. soaring gas prices is ... Junior producer cites gas prices, tax bills, court decision as it shuts down.  Calgary Herald.  ... on low natural gas prices and high lease and property tax bills, along with capacity constraints on TransCanada Corp.'s NGTL gas pipeline system. Public hearing on Bill C-48's oil tanker ban set to begin Edmonton.  CBC.ca. Public hearing on Bill C-48's oil tanker ban set to begin Edmonton [...]

4-30-19 China Is Toxic

China: "Danger Stranger" Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's socialist (i.e. communist) dictator. Today as we watch an effort by the Venezuelan people to restore freedom and democracy pursuant to their Constitution, we see China, Russia and Cuba supporting dictator Maduro.  In particular, China is effectively achieving economic control over many developing countries by providing money for projects that cannot be repaid ... approved by politicians who benefit today by approving the debt their children must pay. We know our friends in Ecuador must be both outraged and fearful of [...]

By |2019-04-30T08:52:37-09:00April 30th, 2019|China, Commentary, Russia|0 Comments

4-29-19 CO2 Is “Greening” the Planet (NASA)

NASA declares carbon dioxide is GREENING the Earth… reveals how Green New Death is a DEATH cult that would collapse global ecology Friday, April 26, 2019 by: Mike Adams Tags: atmosphere, carbon dioxide, Chemistry, Climate, climate change, CO2, food crops, forests, global warming, goodscience, greening, NASA, photosynthesis, plant life, rainforests, real investigations, real science, research, satellite, truth (Natural News) In direct contradiction to the scare stories about carbon dioxide being relentlessly pushed by the climate change alarmists, a scientific study published in Nature Climate Change and highlighted by NASA reveals that rising carbon dioxide levels are having a tremendously positive impact on the re-greening of planet Earth over the last three decades, with [...]

By |2019-04-29T11:19:26-09:00April 29th, 2019|Global Warming, Uncategorized|0 Comments

4-15-19

We Welcome New, Well Qualified Committee Staff of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, today announced three recent additions to her Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee staff: Tristan Abbey, who is returning to the committee as a senior professional staff member; Nick Matiella, who has joined the committee as a professional staff member; and Stephanie Miller, who has joined the committee as a detailee from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). “I’m thrilled to welcome [...]

By |2019-04-15T12:26:35-09:00April 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4-12-19

Alaska U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (NGP Photo by Dave Harbour) Murkowski Welcomes Executive Orders on Energy Infrastructure WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today issued the following statement after President Trump signed two executive orders prioritizing energy infrastructure and streamlining the permitting process for domestic and cross-border projects “I appreciate the president’s strong commitment to the improvement and modernization of our nation’s energy infrastructure. We need fewer delays, greater predictability in our permitting process, and better coordination among government stakeholders to ensure needed projects can [...]

By |2019-04-11T10:41:36-09:00April 11th, 2019|Alaskanomics|0 Comments

4-10-19

Alaska Karen Matthias. NGP Photo by Dave Harbour Deantha Crockett, Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour Yesterday, AMA Executive Director Deantha Crockett and Council of Alaska Producers Executive Director Karen Matthias delivered a presentation to the Alaska House Resources Committee, outlining Alaska's mining industry, environmental performance, and economic data.  At the presentation, AMA released the new Annual Economic Benefits of Alaska's Mining Industry report, compiled by the McDowell Group, Inc. to showcase industry benefits like jobs, wages, government revenues, procurement, and more. The report is available for [...]

By |2019-04-10T08:44:13-09:00April 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3-26-19 Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy Works to ‘Bring Home the Bacon’ From CERA Week!

Michael J. Dunleavy in Special Dialogue... Dan Yergin, NGP file photo, by Dave Harbour (NARUC). ...with Dr. Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman IHS Markit 24:19.  (Note: Your publisher first met Dr. Yergin in the 1970s when the latter was a rising star in the energy/environmental consulting field.) Report: On Friday, March 22, 2019, Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy addressed a crowded room at the international energy conference known as CERAWeek, an annual gathering in Houston, TX attended by more than 4,500 individuals from over 70 countries and regions. [...]

3-18-19 Lest We Forget: Alaska Once Had A Stable Investment Climate!

Correction: in our recent email alert we rightly associated Anchorage property taxpayers with proposed bonded indebtedness but inadvertently associated property taxpayers with a proposed liquor tax.  -dh Lest We Forget: Alaska Once Created Two Decades Of Investment/Tax/Economic/Social Stability Commentary by Dave Harbour TRANS ALASKA PIPELINE SYSTEM (TAPS) Thirty-Eight years ago today, Alaska created what was to be two decades of "quasi"-fiscal stability.  We say, "quasi" because even in the wake of "reform", politicians would continuously be seeking more revenue. But let us begin the story this way.  [...]

3-15-19 We Vote to Confirm Commissioner Brune

Jason Brune. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour Dear Readers: Today, you'll see my testimony (below) in support of a great, accomplished professional to be confirmed as Alaska's Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. But over half our readers are outside Alaska in the Lower 48 and Canada.  Why should they care?  Because this is an example of why remaining silent loses freedom. Here we have a highly qualified person appointed to his cabinet by Governor Michael Dunleavy.  Commissioner Brune now needs to be [...]

By |2019-03-15T11:20:41-09:00March 15th, 2019|Commentary|3 Comments

3-6-19 Closest Ever To Achieving ANWR

(View Hearing Live at 1:20 p.m. ADT here. Scroll down for details.) TODAY'S THE DAY: Alaska is the closest it's ever been to achieving access to oil and gas on ANWR's Coastal Plain TODAY we ALERT our readers who happen to be in Anchorage to attend an Alaska legislative hearing to support BLM's leasing program. We hope many of our readers will join us TODAY at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office (LIO) at 1:20 p.m. for a public hearing on Senate Joint Resolution 7 (SJR 7), which advocates for [...]

By |2019-03-06T11:34:29-09:00March 6th, 2019|ANWR, Arctic Policy, Commentary, Federal Progress|2 Comments