Support A Competitive Investment Climate: Create Reasonable Tax Policies!

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

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-04-28T08:42:11+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Commentary, Enviro-Industrial-Governmental Cabal, Federal Obstruction, You Read It Here First|

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?

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

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 [...]

4-25-17 Oil Taxes Top Alaska Legislative Agenda

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

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 [...]

4-24-17 Fraser Institute Climate Change Reality Check

By | 2017-04-24T09:44:26+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary, Enviro-Industrial-Governmental Cabal, Global Warming|

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!

By | 2017-04-21T11:26:04+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, Arctic Policy, Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary, Competition, Control Government Spending, Federal Obstruction, Federal Progress, Fracking, Interior Energy Project (IEP), Interstate Gas, Intrastate Gas, LNG, OCS, Personal, Rule Of Law, Trump Administration Energy Initiatives, You Read It Here First|

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!

By | 2017-04-20T10:15:06+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Alaskanomics, Arctic Policy, Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary, Competition, LNG, Personal|

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 [...]


By | 2017-04-19T08:59:24+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Commentary, Dakota Access Pipeline, Energy East Pipeline, Enviro-Industrial-Governmental Cabal, Federal Obstruction, Keystone XL, Northern Access Pipeline, Rule Of Law, You Read It Here First|

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!

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

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 – [...]

4-14-17 Northrim Bank Economic Forum Today

By | 2017-04-14T08:01:33+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, Arctic Policy|

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

By | 2017-04-13T09:10:47+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, Arctic Policy, Fair Share Myth, Interstate Gas, Intrastate Gas, LNG|

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?

By | 2017-04-11T04:28:56+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Commentary, Interstate Gas, Intrastate Gas, LNG|

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 [...]