About wpnorthern

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 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.

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.

Thanks for reading!


Russia Wins in Arctic After U.S. Fails to Kill Giant Gas Project By Jack Farchy and Elena Mazneva Building the $27 billion Yamal liquefied natural gas project meant shipping more than 5 million tons of materials to construct a forest of concrete and steel 600 kilometers north of the Arctic circle, where temperatures can drop to -50 degrees celsius and the sun disappears for two months straight. Yet those challenges weren’t as tough as the U.S. sanctions imposed in 2014, forcing a complete refinancing just as construction was about to start. Jacques [...]

12-13-17 By Not Electing Clinton, Alaska and the Nation Dodged A Mortal Attack On Energy and Other Free Enterprises

Alaska U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan. Northern Gas Pipelines Photo by Dave Harbour We are grateful to Alaska U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan for spearheading this vital, under-reported hearing.  Now to repeal all aspects of President Obama's unilateral Ocean Policy attack on America! Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard yesterday held an oversight hearing on the National Ocean Policy (NOP), featuring the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Long Island Commercial Fishing Association, and Family Farm Alliance, along with minority witness Kathy Metcalf of [...]

12-8-17 U.S. House Diligently Continues Quest For Rational Natural Resources Policies!

Representative Rob Bishop, courtesy Civil Services. Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) methane rule delay: “The previous rule was outside the limits of BLM’s authority. It was one of the Obama administration’s half-baked schemes to force responsible energy development off federal lands. Reigning in bad policies to expand American energy strength, grow jobs and increase revenues is more welcome news from Trump administration.” Washington, D.C. – Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:44:09+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Federal Progress|0 Comments

12-7-17 Remembering Pearl Harbor…

... the week Dad married Mom before transfer to New Guinea as a fighter pilot.... Your author was born 9 months later when Mom had been safely moved to Coleman, Texas to live with my Grand Parents.  One can only imagine the thoughts running through the  minds of the young couple on Sunday morning when the full impact of the attack was known throughout the Islands and President Roosevelt made his famous, "date of Infamy" speech to the joint session of Congress. As we deal with other treacherous foes [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:24:06+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2-6-17 Alaska Oil & Gas Lease Sale Reflects Optimism

Alaska receives $21.2 million in oil and gas lease sales (Anchorage, AK) – The State of Alaska held a record-breaking oil and gas North Slope lease sale today, netting competitive bids from investors around the world. The Division of Oil and Gas received 143 bids from companies and investors seeking oil and gas leases on state lands during the division’s annual North Slope, Beaufort Sea, and North Slope Foothills areawide oil and gas lease sales. Winning bids totaled nearly $21.2 million. Ranked by dollar amount, this North Slope areawide [...]

By | 2017-12-07T17:52:39+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

12-5-17 Climate Change and Crony Capitalism

TODAY:  ALL WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE IS HERE FOR OUR ENERGY-ORIENTED READERS! Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change We acknowledge a change in the climate.  Once it was summer and warmer.  Now it is winter, in the Northern Hemisphere, and colder.  Either way, the United Nations climate change leadership has boldly acknowledged that climate change strategy is not about the environment; it is about killing capitalism. There you go. -dh P.S. PLEASE...YOU MUST NOT MISS THE TWO VIDEOS [...]

12-4-17 We’re Back, Refreshed And Find The Alaska Gasline/LNG Challenge Remains

Suzanne Downing, Courtesy, Must Read Alaska The main Alaska gas export project obstacle is the 49th state's political leadership that believes socializing the private energy industry justifies rejection of logic, supply-demand principles and industry expertise when,"now is not the time" for an Alaska gas export project. Today, the publisher of Must Read Alaska, Suzanne Downing, has written a compelling critique of the "non-binding agreement" Alaskan bureaucrats have signed with communist Chinese-owned company bureaucrats.  Find her "China Takes All" analysis here. But what is the most frightening element of [...]

11-22-17 More Alaska LNG Chatter On Thanksgiving Eve!

State releases agreement signed with China on gas pipeline venture By Rashah McChesney, Alaska's Energy Desk - Juneau More gasline chatter! Alaska Gasline Asks FERC to Accelerate Environmental Review Natural Gas Intelligence The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) has asked FERC to advance the review of its proposed pipeline and natural gas liquefaction project, ... Alaska governor touts pipeline project that faces hurdles - San Francisco Chronicle Alaska governor touts pipeline project that faces hurdles - Middletown Press Alaska governor touts pipeline project that faces hurdles - SFGate Full Coverage Flag as irrelevant More details on Alaska-China gas deal released KTUU.com [...]

By | 2017-11-22T11:34:49+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|LNG|0 Comments

11-20-17 On the Road: Cuenca-Quito-Houston-El Paso-Anchorage

ALERT: Nebraska gives approval to Keystone XL pipeline Courtesy: TransCanada FYI: our "on the road" Facebook post: http://tinyurl.com/y8ylvfed Alaska Gas Reaction to China-Alaska gas letter mixed Must Read Alaska (blog) Walker stressed the joint development agreement between the state, AGDC and the integrated Chinese oil and gas giant Sinopec, the Bank of China ... Gas line could employ 12000 at peak, 1000 long-term KTUU.com ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Alaska gas line project could bring up to ... to Keith Meyer, president of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. New [...]

By | 2017-11-20T07:38:54+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Notes From the Road|0 Comments

11-18-17 On the Road

Dear Reader: We're on the road: Cuenca, Ecuador to Houston to El Paso to Anchorage. During occasional breaks, we'll add whatever northern energy related news might add to the value of our archives. -Dave Relevant clips.... Yukon mine would require $100M worth of electricity COMMON CORE MATH ON GASLINE: Details recently released by the Alaska Gasline Development Agency show that China would get 75 percent of the gas from the Alaska LNG gasline, and other Asian countries would get the other 25 percent. Alaska would get ... the remaining [...]

By | 2017-11-18T10:22:31+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary, LNG|0 Comments


From our friends at "Must Read Alaska": Gasline Math COMMON CORE MATH ON GASLINE: Details recently released by the Alaska Gasline Development Agency show that China would get 75 percent of the gas from the Alaska LNG gasline, and other Asian countries would get the other 25 percent. Alaska would get ... the remaining what percent? Extra credit. Gas line accord is promising, but we're a long way from pipe Alaska Dispatch News Walker bristled when asked by an Alaska reporter by phone if the ... ExxonMobil Corp., when it [...]

By | 2017-11-20T06:42:33+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Canada Council turns down request from Farkas and Colley-Urquhart to delay SWBRT. Calgary Herald.  It's expected construction on this leg of the southwest BRT will start as soon as ATCO is done high-pressure gas line replacement work on 14th Street.

By | 2017-11-14T10:20:33+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Canadian Energy Policy|0 Comments

11-13-17 What Of The McKenzie Valley Gas Pipeline?

  Dave Harbour in Inuvik to chair Pipeline Panel, Inuvik Petroleum Conference, June 2002. As Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway opens, will the $300M price tag be worth it?.   CBC.ca.  But with amoratorium on oil and gas development in the Arctic for the ... the Mackenzie Gas Project — also known as the Mackenzie Valley pipeline....  


TODAY: Here are 5 big questions about Alaska's gas line deal with China.  Alaska Dispatch News.   ... Corp. could invest, said Keith Meyer, Alaska Gasline Development Corp. president . IGU representatives set to meet with state officials this week.  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.  By purchasing Pentex, the utility would acquire FairbanksNatural Gas, ... The borough-owned IGU was formed as part of the Interior Energy Project ... What Chinese LNG deal means for Alaska.  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman.  AGDC took over as lead and is now sole owner of Alaska LNGafter North Slope producers BP, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil, citing soft LNG .. AGDC signs with Chinese Petroleum News Meyer added he [...]

By | 2017-11-12T08:56:48+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments