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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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2-19-19 Twitter Post et. al.

Energy Wealth & Job Creators Need To Become Advocates of Constitutional Rights...or Lose Everything.  -dh The old idea of tolerance was summed up in such chestnuts as, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” The new dispensation is: “I disapprove of what you say, therefore you may not say it.” Imprimis https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/shall-defend-common-history/ February 2019 Shall We Defend Our Common History? By Roger Kimball The following is adapted from a talk delivered on board the Crystal Symphony on July [...]

By |2019-02-19T14:47:16+00:00February 19th, 2019|Alaskanomics|0 Comments

2-13-19 Monday’s ANWR Hearing and Rally

We were proud of our fellow Alaskans who participated in a "Support ANWR" rally during the course of BLM's ANWR hearing! NOTE: YOU may still provide comment until March 13. For the Archives: BLM's 2-11-19 ANWR Hearing, Anchorage, Alaska BLM's Documents, Including the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to implement an oil and gas leasing program within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain.  Resource Development Council for Alaska's Agenda Alaska Support Industry Alliance's After Meeting Commentary Alaska Public Media's Take Our Monday 2-11-19 Commentary and Our Email Alert [...]

By |2019-02-13T07:19:51+00:00February 13th, 2019|ANWR, Arctic Policy, Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary|0 Comments

2-11-19 Could this be one of the last ANWR hearings? Not likely, But This Is A Big One!

Another ANWR Hearing...TODAY? Don't Get Public Hearing Testimony Fatigue.  Every Hearing Produces A Record.   Decisions That Benefit or Hurt Our Families Are Partly Based On That Record! by Dave Harbour Today in Anchorage the Interior Department will hold what is, hopefully, one of the last hearings dealing with the environmental impact statement preceding the leasing of a small section of the huge Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil & gas exploration and perhaps, eventually, development. See the point? Dulles Airport area, within 1.5 million area, within 19.6 million [...]

2-8-19 Alaskans: Prepare for Monday!

Not Just For Alaskans Alert and Commentary: Monday! Joe Balash, Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. NGP File Photo by Dave Harbour Alaskans who can should turn out en masse for a federal public hearing on Monday by 1 p.m.!  For years the Alaska legislature, Governors and state organizations like the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (i.e. IOGCC & NARUC) have been advocating for the environmentally responsible development of a small sliver of the 1002 [...]

1-25-19 Gas Pipeline Angst: Both Sides of the Border

Nikiski awaits decision on LNG pipeline project location.  Homer News.  Nikiski awaits decision on LNG pipeline project location ... LNG project — a planned 806-mile pipeline that would carry natural gas from the North ... progress on the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline has been halted due to the shutdown, ... Dozens stop traffic in downtown Charlottetown for Native Council solidarity rally.  CBC.ca.  ... of the Wet'suwet'en Nation in northern B.C., who have been protesting the construction of a natural gas pipeline on their traditional territory. "We are ...."

By |2019-01-25T11:38:31+00:00January 25th, 2019|Interstate Gas, Intrastate Gas, LNG|0 Comments

1-24-19 In Today’s Senate Vote, We Hope Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski Will Support The President’s Bill, For We Believe That Border Control Is Essential To Preserving Reliable U.S. Energy Industries

Here is why Alaska's Senior Senator should keep faith with President Trump on today's Senate vote. Fairbanks Natural Gas Update: Consumers Should Follow the Money Fairbanks Borough Assembly to vote on natural gas powered transit.  (Note: Since Fairbanks is dependent on the Southcentral Alaska gas reserves.  And, since Fairbanks has depended on state subsidies to create a gas distribution system whose economics are marginal at best...perhaps citizens should at least "follow the money" to determine the real costs of CNG buses, CNG sources and costs, [...]

By |2019-01-24T09:57:56+00:00January 24th, 2019|AGDC, Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary|1 Comment

1-23-19 Alaska’s Governor Proposes Path To Fiscal Prosperity

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy's State of the State Proposals Are Powerful We especially appreciate the Governor's fiscally responsible proposals for Constitutional amendments to control government spending and taxation, two of the keys to an attractive, job-producing investment climate!  -dh Read transcript below: Thanks, everyone for your gracious welcome. I truly appreciate it. It’s been just seven weeks since I took the oath of office to become the twelfth Governor in the history of our young state. I’m here today because of the People of Alaska, who put their faith [...]

By |2019-01-23T12:12:56+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

1-17-19

Alaskanomics What does the future hold for the Alaska economy? By Mouhcine Guettabi,  The U.S. economy is convincingly in an expansionary phase, and is nearing peak growth rates for the current business cycle. Job creation has been consistently strong for an extended period, and unemployment rates have now returned to pre-recession levels. Recent stock market volatility has ....  MORE HERE Alaska AGDC audit recommends minor changes, additional report forthcoming  Alaskajournal.com.  The misstep occurred when seven invoices from the Bureau of Land Management were charged to the corporation's Alaska LNG Project [...]

1-16-19

Henderson Rigs Dreams Big Not an ad.  This is from a newsletter that we believe will interest our readers. In April of 2016, we leased our first 5,000 square foot facility and were in the process of applying for our own API Q1 license. For the previous three years, we’d been growing the business very carefully, while focusing on providing our customers a very unique and satisfying experience. Today, we employ nearly200 full-time employees, occupy more than 200,000 square feet of warehouse and workshop spanning five facilities across thousands of miles, [...]

By |2019-01-16T09:46:48+00:00January 16th, 2019|AGDC, AIDEA, Interior Energy Project (IEP), Uncategorized|0 Comments

1-15-19 Appreciation for the life of Chuck Cushman

Chuck Cushman Rest in Peace, Chuck Thank you for your service... "Many people throughout the country will mourn his passing...an American Hero." "Chuck led a very significant life that his extended family, descendants and Americans all will cherish learning about in Ron Arnold’s upcoming biography. A giant of a man, Chuck was a warrior until he could no longer physically fight the battles." "He was such a wonderful friend to us in our struggle with the park service. What a faithful ally and friend he was to us all." [...]

By |2019-01-16T10:15:05+00:00January 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

1-11-19 Changes Re: Alaska’s Government LNG Scheme

Headlines Gasline agency misses deadline, extends to June Oil-price volatility creates uncertainty for long-term LNG pricing U.S. LNG sales to China fell 20% in 2018 U.S. LNG industry vulnerable if trade fight with China persists Canada Coastal GasLink pipeline could face federal regulatory review 'National disgrace': Trudeau faces heated comments about pipelines, reconcilation in Kamloops ... Alberta Premier Rachel Notley to speak at petrochemical plant Alaska LNG Project Alaska gasline project board ousts its $1 million ma Dunleavy replaces two AGDC members amid project review

By |2019-01-11T06:35:03+00:00January 11th, 2019|AGDC|0 Comments

1-7-19 FLNG Comment – and – Changing World Fiscal Systems

NGI by Charlie Passut.   Alaska and three Chinese companies have agreed to a six-month extension to negotiate and conclude definitive agreements for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the state, despite an ongoing U.S.-Sino trade war. The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC), China's state-owned Sinopec Group, the Bank of China and CIC Capital, a subsidiary of China Investment Corp., agreed to extend the deadline for an agreement until June 30. The four parties (See Footnote) signed a joint development agreement (JDA) in November 2017 to develop the Alaska LNG project, which is [...]

1-3-19 Shell Leads Big Canadian LNG Project

Comment: Alaskan investors have have been trying to engineer an economically feasible, North Slope LNG export project for over 40 years. British Columbia, also has LNG fever.  It struggles with a half dozen economically feasible export schemes -- occasionally confounded by Aboriginal claims, environmental activist obstruction and now, low LNG prices flowing from depressed world economies and a plethora of competitive LNG projects (See CBC review below). Unlike Alaska, the overwhelming majority of worldwide LNG export projects do not carry the burden of having to finance an 800 mile [...]

12-21-18 Use These Important References to Develop Your Alaska Gasline/LNG THINKING POINTS!

A Readers' Guide to Developing Alaska Gasline/LNG Thinking Points and Policy Conclusions We believe that in fewer than a dozen pages, our critically thinking readers can come to thoughtful logical conclusions re: continuing government ownership and operation of Ak-LNG.  Merry Christmas!  -dh Last Friday's (12-14-18) Summary provides a current view of Ak-LNG ownership risks.  https://tinyurl.com/y8k5xps5 This 11-5-15 review of an Alaska special session dealing with gasline/LNG matters and increased oil taxes provides a good deal of rationale against state ownership, including important reference to unintended results. (https://tinyurl.com/y9samzdt) [...]

12-20-18 More Ak-LNG and Canadian Pipeline Unrest

Be Sure To Flag Last Friday's Omnibus Gas/LNG Review! FERC denies state request for cooperating status in EIS By: Larry Persily For the Journal Post date: Wed, 12/19/2018 - 10:42am Larry Persily. Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour The law doesn’t allow the Alaska Department of Natural Resources to participate as a cooperating agency in the federal environmental impact statement for the state-led Alaska LNG project, U.S. regulators said. The department had promised not to share any information with the project developer, [...]

By |2018-12-20T13:32:16+00:00December 20th, 2018|AGDC, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics|0 Comments