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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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7-17-18 ConocoPhillips Continues To Expand Alaska North Slope Oil Wealth Resource

ConocoPhillips Expects Another Active Exploration and Appraisal Season in 2019 “We believe that the company’s Alaska plan aligns with our disciplined, returns-focused strategy, supports Alaska’s economy and creates significant value for shareholders,” said Ryan Lance, chairman and chief executive officer (Photo). “Alaska provides competitive investment opportunities and will generate profitable growth from diversified investments with significant exploration upside. We are proud of the value we create for the State of Alaska through the revenues we generate, the jobs we create and the community investments we make. Our shareholders realize [...]

7-5-18 BP and COP Shuffle ANS-UK Assets Subject To Regulatory Approval

Following are COP and BP announcements of this week's plan to realign ANS and UK assets subject to regulatory approvals:  ConocoPhillips statement and link: "ConocoPhillips Signs Agreements to Sell 16.5 Percent Interest in the Clair Field in the United Kingdom and Acquire an Additional 39.2 Percent Interest in the Greater Kuparuk Area in Alaska" BP to increase share in UK’s giant Clair field and sell interest in Alaska’s Kuparuk field Increasing holding in core oilfield, west of Shetland in UK, and selling non-operating interest in Alaskan asset. Buying 16.5% [...]

By | 2018-07-05T12:02:29+00:00 July 5th, 2018|LNG|0 Comments

6-29-18 DOE Offers Gas Liquids Primer

News Alert Department of Energy Publishes Natural Gas Liquids Primer Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published the 2018 Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) primer that highlights the resource potential of NGLs, with a focus on the Appalachian region.  This publication provides an important update of a previous version from 2017, reporting even larger projections for ethane production from the Marcellus and Utica shale plays than previously estimated. The 2018 primer includes new data from the reference case for the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) 2018 Annual Energy Outlook as well [...]

6-29-18 DOE Issues Natural Gas Liquids Primer

News Alert Department of Energy Publishes Natural Gas Liquids Primer Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published the 2018 Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) primer that highlights the resource potential of NGLs, with a focus on the Appalachian region.  This publication provides an important update of a previous version from 2017, reporting even larger projections for ethane production from the Marcellus and Utica shale plays than previously estimated. The 2018 primer includes new data from the reference case for the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) 2018 Annual Energy Outlook as well [...]

By | 2018-06-29T08:02:53+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

6-27-18 Corps Issues Final EIS On Smaller Of Two Government Gas Pipeline Schemes

US companies, organizations form the Global Natural GasCoalition Oil & Gas Journal.  The US Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District released the final SEIS for the proposed Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project. The June 22 action sig. Today's Consumer Energy Alliance Links Consumer Energy Alliance Clips 06 / 26 / 2018 Marianas Variety: Solar ‘incentives’ are growing *CEA Mention – National Ever wonder why installations of household solar photovoltaic or PV systems and utility-scale solar power have surged since 2014? The declining cost of solar technology is part of the reason. But a bigger factor may be the profusion [...]

By | 2018-06-28T09:11:48+00:00 June 27th, 2018|AGDC, LNG|0 Comments

6-26-18 Interesting Items

Alaska LNG Project and Related News AGDC receives approval for Alaskan pipeline project.  Interfax Global Energy.  Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) has received environmental approval for one of two pipeline projects it is considering building, according ... Our Commentary: Remember how Alaska's Governor bragged about how the Chinese were a great trading partner...Alaska's largest trading partner.  ...and that partnership was based in part on the Alaska salmon the Chinese purchased. And that is supposed to prove how good a partner China would be re: the state owned, bureaucrat controlled Alaska LNG scheme?  And note [...]

6-22-18

AGDC selects route for Kenai Spur Highway around LNG plant.  Kenai Peninsula Online The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation has chosen a route for the Kenai Spur Highway around its planned natural gas liquefaction plant. BP America head 'encouraged' by Alaska taxes' defeat.  KTVA BP America head 'encouraged' by Alaska taxes' defeat ... project, and the recently announced agreement with the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. Consumer Energy Alliance Week-end Energy Links New Hampshire Business Review: Tech Tidbits from Across New Hampshire New Hampshire was one of 25 states analyzed in "Incentivizing Solar Energy," a report by the [...]

By | 2018-06-22T15:13:04+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|AGDC, LNG|0 Comments

6-20-18 The Show (Archive) Must Go On!

We've been laying low for several weeks due to shoulder replacement surgery and related issues...for which we thank readers' patience.  We're slowly repairing,  able to type a little and now focused on adding appropriate northern energy content into our searchable archives as before.  -dh BIG NEWS TODAY: Trump repeals Obama's destructive, duplicative Ocean Policy E.O.  See this letter from the National Ocean Policy Coalition below, column right.  -dh Today's Latest Northern Energy News: Oil, Gas & LNG Readers: Download the "six behaviors" below for important [...]

5-31-18 We Take An Unexpected Summer Sabbatical

Cherished Readers: This morning we are having a new life experience: a shoulder replacement operation!  While this sort of surgery has become almost routine and predictably successful, it will require a period of recuperation and repair.  I look forward to rejoining you from time to time as recovery progresses. Best wishes for a summer filled with love of family and friends. While it's a month away, I close with thoughts of the gift of freedom celebrated on Independence Day.  Let this summer's Fourth of July remind us of the [...]

By | 2018-05-31T03:50:55+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Personal|0 Comments

5-30-18 Alaskans: Unite TODAY – Canadians: This Is What We Must Do On BOTH Sides Of The Border

Rally The Troops TODAY! One of Alaska's most dedicated pioneer patriots, and a dear friend (Photo, Carl Portman), has written us this heartfelt CALL TO ACTION.  PLEASE RESPOND AND MEET TODAY IN DOWNTOWN ANCHORAGE if you are in the state's largest city.  If not, register your opinion by commenting at the Department of Interior link found here, today, before you forget!  -dh Dave: As a lifelong Alaskan raised in Fairbanks, I flew up to the “Golden Heart City” yesterday to present personal testimony supporting proposed lease sales on the coastal [...]

5-23-18 Walker Government And Xi Government Continue Alaska LNG Export Talks This Week

Gas/LNG Updates: Alaska-China Alaska mission to China kicks off with ceremony, trade talks…and speed dating/   Imagine flying all the way to China for a blind date. Or waiting for that Alaskan from halfway around the world to make the first move. In China, Alaska governor meets vice premier for trade talks.  Alaska Gov. Bill Walker along with state gas line corporation head Keith Meyer (Photo) met with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in Beijing early Monday morning. After ending trade talks in DC with an agreement to buy, China finds Alaska looking to sell. [...]

By | 2018-05-23T08:41:20+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|AGDC, Alaska Governor Bill Walker, China, LNG|0 Comments

5-22-18 Big Alaska Energy Conference: Next Week In Anchorage! -and- Are Alaskans Thinking Strategically?

Dear Readers:  This is one of the most useful, timely conferences for those interested in Alaska energy issues and developments.  For those living in Canada, or the Lower 48, we know that if you attend it will have been well worth the trip!  -dh AOGA 2018 Conference and Exhibit Hall "The Great Debate" Gubernatorial Debate on Oil and Gas Issues Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:00 am to 5:30 pm AOGA staff photo, left to right: Brandon Brefczynski, Tamara Sheffield, Kara Moriarty, Joshua Kindred. Dena'ina Civic & Convention [...]

5-21-18 BP – ConocoPhillips Talks – Enviro Activists Caught Lying

Alaska trade delegation leaves for China for more business opportunities.  Xinhua.  The group includes the Alaska Gasline Development Corp, which is the state's major energy infrastructure developer, seafood companies, a baby food ... LNG/Gas News Briefs Courtesy: Larry Persily Larry Persily. Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour Oil and gas news for May 21, 2018 Anadarko closes in on financing for Mozambique LNG project (Reuters; May 18) - Anadarko Petroleum is seeking to raise a record $14 billion to $15 billion from banks and export credit agencies for [...]

5-18-19 NATIONAL OCEAN POLICY COUNCIL REPORT

I. Capitol Hill Ocean Week Set for June 5-6 II. Gulf of Mexico Alliance to Hold All Hands Meeting in June III. Northeast RPB Releases Agenda for June Meeting IV. Mid-Atlantic RPB Announces Save the Date for August Meeting V. Updates Announced for Northeast Ocean Data Portal  VI. Advisory Council Approves Flower Garden Banks Expansion Recommendation VII. OMB Seeks Comments on Potential Maritime Regulatory Reforms VIII. Comments Sought on Environmental Effects of Polar Icebreaker Program IX. NOAA Science Advisory Board to Hold Public Meeting X. Marine Mammal Commission to [...]

By | 2018-05-18T13:29:31+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Coastal Management, Global Warming, Ocean Policy|0 Comments