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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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10-16-18

Canada Enbridge says it will begin B.C. pipeline cleanup, but gives no timeline How the pipeline explosion affects you — and whether you're going to run out of natural gas FortisBC asks customers to turn down the thermostat in wake of pipeline explosion 'I thought it was thunder': Gas line explosion near Prince George, B.C., causes evacuations

By |2018-10-16T06:04:52+00:00October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

10-9-18 First Oil Production In National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska

Joe Marushack ConocoPhillips Alaska’s Greater Mooses Tooth #1 Produces First Oil ANCHORAGE – ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) Alaska today announced that the Greater Mooses Tooth #1 (GMT1) drill site in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) has achieved first oil production ahead of schedule on October 5. GMT1 is a satellite development of the Alpine field and is connected by road to drill site CD5. Oil from GMT1 is processed through Alpine’s existing facilities. The permitting process for GMT1 began in 2013 and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) [...]

By |2018-10-09T13:53:13+00:00October 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

9-13-18 CLIMATE CHANGE LIVE EVENT TODAY!

The Heartland Institute will be live-streaming two panel discussions of scientists and climate policy experts as "counter programming" of the Global Climate Action Summit this week in San Francisco. View the live-stream at this link on our YouTube page Thursday, September 13 starting at noon PT (3 pm ET; 2 pm CT). NEWS: Alaska LNG Another Big Step For Alaska LNG COMPRESSORtech2 ... Production Inc. (ExxonMobil) and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation... “This precedent agreement is good for Alaska and ExxonMobil and ... Flag as irrelevant Positive outlook regarding short-term headwinds on transitory Permian takeaway constraints Nasdaq The [...]

By |2018-09-13T06:26:28+00:00September 13th, 2018|AGDC, LNG|0 Comments

9-12-18 Special Commentary For Oil & Gas Decision Makers, Custodians of Shareholder Wealth

FERC approves Kenai Borough as intervenor in Alaska LNG By Larry Persily Sept. 12, 2018 All three Alaska municipalities vying for a multibillion-dollar natural gas liquefaction plant and marine terminal are now intervenors in the federal regulatory process, giving each the legal right to challenge Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decisions on the proposed Alaska LNG project. ...  Scroll down for Persily's full story below (Larry Persily, Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour) Our comment: In Alaska only the oil & gas industry must pay a special, state-wide property [...]

9-11-18 Remembrance Day and Concern Re: Exxon – China – Russia

Please scroll down for an important ALERT ALERT ALERT! Canadian Headlines: Even under a drill-friendly Trump, pipeline battles rage on in the US, too  CBC.ca "There is a worrisome trend of pipeline construction projects...."  Globe & Mail Only Parliament can fix Canada's pipeline impasse Calgary Herald Nelson: Alberta's iconic entrepreneurs would be appalled today  A decade later, Alberta project aims to both capture CO2 and boost oil output U.S. Headlines: State and ExxonMobil reach agreement on preliminary gas line sales Anchorage Daily News - Sean Parnell, ExxonMobil and the state agreed to a deal that set future options for development at the Point Thomson field. The [...]

By |2018-09-11T10:36:51+00:00September 11th, 2018|AGDC, Alaska Governor Bill Walker, China, LNG, Rule Of Law, Russia|0 Comments

9-10-18 JUNEAU’S BIZARRE OIL PROTEST – AND – 9-11 Is Patriot Day Everywhere In the US, Except Governor Bill Walker’s Alaska

On Saturday, we observed 9-11 and honored all national defenders and first responders with BIG-HEARTED patriots in small town, USA! AFTERNOON NEWS ALERT: Through a Letter of Understanding signed today, the Department of Natural Resources, ExxonMobil, and BP agreed to terms to better align the settlement with the Alaska LNG Project. The agreement effectively stays the year-end 2019 deadline as long as the project continues to progress. The extension will end when the Alaska LNG Project reaches final investment decision, or when DNR notifies the parties [...]

By |2018-09-10T15:14:25+00:00September 10th, 2018|Alaska Governor Bill Walker, Commentary, LNG|0 Comments

9-9-18

Alaska LNG project gets fast-tracked by regulators, environmental groups oppose KTOO.  The corporation working to develop liquid natural gas in Alaska announced this week that, thanks to an updated schedule from federal regulators, the project could be approved one month earlier than previously thought. The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation says that, while it's a good sign that Alaska LNG is advancing, the one month advance won't impact the project tremendously. Environmental groups, on the other hand, are calling the action reckless.   More....

By |2018-09-10T08:27:30+00:00September 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8-6-18 Alaska LNG Project Hires A New External Affairs Executive

AK losing ANWR $ BY CRAIGMEDRED ...The 49th state’s share of anticipated revenues from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is on the verge of being slashed by what could be close to $1 billion, and the state’s top elected officials seem strangely quiet. ...last year’s GOP-led tax cut that included a 50-50 state split of future ANWR royalty revenues ...U.S. House Committee on Appropriations approved a fiscal year 2019 Interior and Environment Bill that cut Alaska’s share of  ANWR royalty revenue to 47 percent. The other 3 percent is to be [...]

9-5-18 Proper land management can protect the environment, economy and rule of law -dh

Our opinion:  Nationwide--including Alaska and California--national forest and park lands and land monuments should be physically and scientifically managed in a way that best supports sustained yield management.   Ironically, this scientific approach not only contributes to jobs and economic strength, but also best protects the environment when pursued in accordance with well established permitting regulations.  It also protects against erosion of the rule of law.   -dh The LA Times Inadvertently Admits Trump Is Right About What’s Causing California’s Massive Wildfires https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/02/la-times-trump-california-wildfires/ Adopting more active forest management policies such as [...]

9-4-2018

Oil Search Adds Alaska To Its Tropical PNG Base And Becomes A Takeover Target Forbes.  Oil Search Adds Alaska To Its Tropical PNG Base And Becomes A ... One of the lowest cost LNG projects in the Asia Pacific region PNG LNG is ... Texas LNG gets Ferc timing outline Upstream Online.  Texas LNG said it now anticipates receiving this final Ferc order in the ... LNG in Louisiana, Alaska LNG, Annova in Brownsville, Freeport LNG Train 4 ... The end of Trans Mountain may actually hurt the environment, argues consultant CBC.ca.  An environmental consultant argues that not building the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion might actually be [...]

By |2018-09-04T13:16:05+00:00September 4th, 2018|LNG, Trans Mountain Pipeline|0 Comments

8-31-18

Premier Rachel Notley pulls Alberta out of federal climate plan over Trans Mountain ruling CBC.ca  ...   The $7.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion would double the capacity of a pipeline that transports Alberta petroleum products to the West Coast.   'Albertans are angry': Read Rachel Notley's full address - CBC.ca Full Coverage 'It's going to rally everybody':  Calgary business community vows to keep fighting in wake of Trans ... Calgary Herald     ...     Calgary's business community reacted with a mixture of dismay and resolve Thursday as a court ruling put the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline.   WEEKEND LNG UPDATES: Click here for LNG Update subscription Yamal [...]

By |2018-08-31T13:31:13+00:00August 31st, 2018|Global Warming|0 Comments

8-30-18 Rampant Cronyism Both Here and Abroad

Cordova Times: Sweeney sworn in for top BIA post Tara Mac Lean Sweeney, an Inupiat businesswoman who most recently served as executive vice president of external affairs with Arctic Slope Regional Corp., has been sworn in as the first Alaska Native woman to serve as Assistant Secretary for Bureau of Indian Affairs. ... Sweeney, a lifetime member of the National Congress of American Indians, was crowned Miss NCAI in 1993. ... Sweeney’s husband Kevin Sweeney, a former aide to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is the owner of Six-7 Strategies. Alaska Public [...]

By |2018-08-31T07:23:46+00:00August 30th, 2018|Crony Capitalism|0 Comments

8-25-18 The Venezuelan Tragedy

Esmeraldas We frequently address the Venezuelan tragedy because of its similarities to socialist trends in North America and the effect socialism has on energy investment/employment, wealth production, wealth control, wealth distribution, general prosperity and widespread tragedy. -dh A half decade ago, I wrote about an experience with refugees in Northwestern Ecuador.  Here is that Facebook entry: FACEBOOK, Esmeraldas area.  January, 2013.  Images from minority barrios in extreme, Northern Ecuador, for use in documenting plight of some 200,000 refugees.  Most subjects are Afro-Columbian refugees and some are Afro-Ecuadorian citizens. Clients [...]

By |2018-08-27T08:24:27+00:00August 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments