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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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Support A Competitive Investment Climate: Create Reasonable Tax Policies!

Tax hearing today:  We appreciate this alert from Carl Portman and our other friends at the Resource Development Council for Alaska! Carl Portman, Resource Development Council for Alaska. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour A new committee substitute for HB 111, the oil and gas tax bill, has advanced to the Senate Finance Committee, which will hold a public hearing on the oil tax legislation this Saturday, April 29 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at your local Legislative Information Office. Even though you may have testified previously [...]

By | 2017-04-29T09:54:28+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis|0 Comments

4-28-17 Alaska Governor Justifies ‘Broad Based Tax’

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski with President Trump. 4-28-17. Congressman Don Young with President Trump, 4-28-17 Washington Examiner (4/27/17) reports: “President Trump on Friday "will sign" an executive order on opening up the U.S. coasts to more offshore drilling while reviewing a number of former President Barack Obama's marine monument and sanctuary approvals seen as barriers to offshore energy development.  (Note: this morning the President did sign the E.O. with Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and Congressman Don Young present at the White House.  We are delighted that the [...]

4-26-17 Do Enviro Activists Use Headlines Rather Than Science?

ONLY GULLIBLE FOOLS BELIEVE THAT THE GREAT BARRIER REEF IS DYING  (See Our Related Commentary) Published April 21, 2017 | By James Delingpole The Great Barrier Reef is dead. It has ceased to be, expired and gone to meet its maker, ...  gone to join the bleedin’ choir invisible. It is an Ex Great Barrier Reef. Well, at least it is if you believe the left-wing media ... *     *     * British writer James Delingpole is the author of such "fantastically entertaining" books as 365 Ways to [...]

By | 2017-04-26T12:19:19+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Global Warming|0 Comments

4-25-17 Oil Taxes Top Alaska Legislative Agenda

Alaska Senate advances oil tax bill, but leaves out some of the pieces proposed by the House  This week in Juneau: Slow going as Alaska lawmakers enter second week of overtime  Budget idiocy To the editor: The oil and gas industries have built Alaska as we know it today. Alaskans might need passport for flights, military base access   AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE People on the Move 4.24.17 By Donna Kimura In Memoriam: Dan Fauske  (See our original report here.   -dh) Dan Fauske. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo [...]

By | 2017-04-25T12:12:15+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics|0 Comments

4-24-17 Fraser Institute Climate Change Reality Check

Canada’s air cleanest it’s been in 40 years, stricter environmental regulation may unnecessarily harm economy Canada’s air quality has dramatically improved over the past four decades despite significant population and economic growth and increased energy usage, finds Canada's Air Quality Since 1970: An Environmental Success Story.  Read more Our readers will remember what the real goal is of the climate change cabal!  

4-21-17 Arctic (And Other Energy) Conferences!

Yesterday, we advised readers about two upcoming conferences, one in Inuvik, NWT and one in Anchorage.  Below, we alert readers to consider several more!  -dh Enjoy The Kentucky Derby Spirit With An Alaska Railroad Twist! Alaska's Energy and Minerals Sector Could Interface With Other Constituent Businesses In A Great Atmosphere.  Join Us Next Week!  -dh On Friday, April 28, 2017, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce invites our readers to come aboard the Annual Anchorage Chamber Train Ride, held from noon to 4:30 p.m., on the Alaska Railroad passenger train. This [...]

4-20-17 Plan Ahead For Arctic Conferences!

We are sure that our Arctic oil, gas and mining readers will find this conference useful: International Business Conference & Trade Show Sheraton Anchorage Hotel    Alaska's Premier Arctic Business Event Focused Squarely on Trade, Commerce, and Investment in the Region.  Four Ways Your Company Can Participate in  Arctic Ambitions VI Conference & Trade Show    ATTEND THE CONFERENCE This year, the theme of the conference is New Arctic Realities: The Path Forward. With this theme, we will highlight the following areas: transportation, technology and innovation, infrastructure development, natural resource [...]

4-19-17 BEWARE ENERGY AND OTHER PRODUCTIVE INDUSTRIES: OBAMA IS STILL ORGANIZING TO REPLACE YOU WITH DICTATORIAL SOCIALISM

America's constitution and free enterprises under attack by America's ex-president Masked activists on the attack, April 2017 Christiana Figueres, UN Framework on Climate Change, kill capitalism At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism. “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally…to change the [...]

4-17-17 Alaska’s Leaders Bring State To Edge of Fiscal Crisis Cliff — TAX HEARING TONIGHT!

Comment:  In addition to increasing oil taxes in a low oil price era, the Alaska State House of Representatives is advocating recreating an Alaska income tax in an effort to maintain its outrageous, deficit spending on public employees and entitlement programs.  We heartily endorse the comments of the State Senate President, below.    PLEASE SEE THE MESSAGE BELOW FROM CARL PORTMAN (i.e. NGP Photo), RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL FOR ALASKA RE: TODAY'S TAX HEARING!  -dh News from the Alaska State Legislature, the Office of Senate President Pete Kelly JUNEAU – [...]

By | 2017-04-17T15:31:52+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Commentary|2 Comments

4-14-17 Northrim Bank Economic Forum Today

State gas line agency applies for permission to build Alaska LNG project.  In what the Alaska gas line agency is calling a major achievement, officials on Thursday formally launched its application for federal permission to build a pipeline Alaska Senate, House at odds with session poised to run long.  Leaders of the Republican-led Alaska Senate said Thursday they aren't interested in instituting an income tax or raising oil industry taxes…  Alaska House OKs PFD fund bill with conditions The Alaska House has passed legislation calling for structured draws from [...]

4-13-17 BP Alaska Exploration President Outlines Company’s Alaska Investments In Spite of Low Oil Price Environment

Announcement from Janet L Weiss, President, BP Alaska Exploration, Inc.   Janet L. Weiss. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour. Last week, BP issued its 2016 Annual Report and the required 20-F form submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Unfortunately, the 20-F form only tells part of our BP Alaska business story which has caused some confusion and a number of questions that I want to help address.   Let me be very clear, the BP Alaska Region did lose money (negative cash flow) [...]

4-11-17 So who thinks Alaska LNG is competitive today?

From our Aussie energy analyst; more LNG from the Middle East: So, does a new tranche of Quatarian gas make North American LNG less or more competitive?  Regardless of your answer does anyone dispute that Alaskan Arctic LNG, with the liability of financing an 800 mile pipe in the high cost North, will be the last to be financed (i.e. without government subsidy)?  -dh Last week we reported on the Qatari announcement that the No. 1 gas exporting nation (but not quite No. 1 footballing nation) was lifting its [...]