11-30-19 RDC Conference Touts O&G. Mining, Tourism, Ocean Policy, Forestry Opportunity

By |2019-11-30T15:23:14-09:00November 30th, 2019|Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, ANWR, Arctic Policy, China, ConocoPhillips, Control Government Spending, Japan, LNG, NPR-A, Ocean Policy|

Alaskanomics's Blog The 40th Annual Alaska Resources ConferencePosted: 29 Nov 2019 03:37 PM PSTLast week, the Resource Development Council (RDC) hosted its 40th Annual Alaska Resources Conference in Anchorage. The event is the chance for leaders from the tourism, fishery, oil and gas, mining, and forestry industries to come together and share highlights and frustrations from the past year and look forward to the coming year.Overall the presenters and attendees were optimistic about the future of the resources industries in Alaska. There were concerns due to the tariffs being raised on fish, timber, [...]


By |2019-11-25T03:58:59-09:00November 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Oh, Canada! No excitement at all' as oilpatch interest wanes for drilling rights auctions.  CBC.ca  A key indicator of future oil and gas drilling activity in Western Canada is sliding lower as the industry deals with a lack of pipeline capacity, Alberta oil ... Global Warming Policy Forum: Fracking Saved Americans $1.1 Trillion Over Past Decade, New Report     A new report prepared by Kleinhenz & Associates for the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program shows increased oil and natural gas production from hydraulic fracturing has saved American consumers $1.1 trillion in the decade from 2008 to [...]

11-22-19 CeraWeek In Houston. Why Go?

By |2019-11-22T14:58:39-09:00November 22nd, 2019|Alternate Energy, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, ANWR, Arctic Policy, Canadian Energy Policy, China, Coastal Management, Dakota Access Pipeline, Dakota Access Pipeline, Energy Calendar Dates, Energy East Pipeline, FERC, Fracking, Global Warming, History, Interstate Gas, Intrastate Gas, Japan, Keystone XL, LNG, Mackenzie Valley Oil & Gas Pipelines, NARUC, NEB, Northern Access Pipeline, NPR-A, Ocean Policy, OCS, Personal, Rule Of Law, Russia, TAPS and North Slope Oil, Trans Mountain Pipeline, Trump Administration Energy Initiatives|

Q.  Why should our readers attend CeraWeek in Houston? Dan Yergin, NGP file photo, by Dave Harbour (NARUC). A.  Because our old friend from Arctic Gas days in the '70s, Daniel Yergin, invites us to the most important energy conference of the year! (Note: Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman IHS Markit, CERAWeek Chairman and James Rosenfield, Senior Vice President, IHS Markit, CERAWeek Founder & Co-Chairman, co-host CERAWeek.) Waves of Change: Charting the Energy Future Energy Secretary Rick Perry. NGP file Photo by Dave Harbour Strategic confrontation and fractious geopolitics, disruptive [...]

11-20-19 Quo Vadis, Canada?

By |2019-11-21T14:22:28-09:00November 20th, 2019|Canadian Energy Policy, Government Waste, What The Other Side Is Up To|

Oh, Canada!  Where art thy liberals taking thee? BC introduces gas price transparency law forcing companies to reveal data Calgary Herald  No one from the Canadian Fuels Association, the voice of transportation fuels industry in Canada, was immediately available to comment on the ... Environment groups say climate change should dominate cabinet mandate  Calgary Herald  The shuffle is to be the first sign of the tone Trudeau will set as the head of a ... pipeline expansion and grow Canada's liquefied natural gas sector. One year on, most oil-and-gas bailout money has moved, federal government says  CBC.ca  Canada's $1.6-billion bailout for Alberta's battered oil industry [...]

11-18-19 Last Day To Register For Alaska’s Greatest Multi-Resource Conference!

By |2019-11-18T11:27:27-09:00November 18th, 2019|ACES, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, Commentary, LNG, Sue & Settle|

Dedicated pioneer of Alaska resource education and information, Carl Portman, announces retirement. Petroleum News Alaska, by Kay Cashman.  The Resource Development Council for Alaska will lose one of its most valuable employees at the end of June, Deputy Director Carl Portman. Among many other duties, Portman has been responsible for the impressive list of presenters at the association's conference every November. Set to retire June 30 after what will be 39 years with RDC, Portman said he will be leaving after the association’s annual meeting. “I still plan to [...]

11-17-19 Another Oil Tax Debate?!

By |2019-11-17T17:55:33-09:00November 17th, 2019|Alaska Governor Bill Walker, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics|

Another oil tax debate: With a ballot measure effort advancing, the Legislature needs to hold hearings Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Alaskans might be in for another epic debate about ... Frank Murkowski as part of his effort to get a North Slope natural gas pipeline built. ... A new governor arrived in Sarah Palin at the end of 2006 and oil taxes ... Ultimate Adventure Heads to Alaska for the 20th Anniversary of the Legendary Event Four Wheeler Network This 800-mile-long pipeline transports crude oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez. ... bridge crosses the river on the eastern edge of Denali National Park. Opinion: Green [...]

11-16-19, NORTHERN ENERGY HISTORY: Exxon’s Important North Slope Position Includes Prudhoe Bay AND Point Tompson!

By |2019-11-16T08:34:22-09:00November 16th, 2019|ACES, AGDC, AIDEA, Alaska Governor Bill Walker, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, Arctic Policy, Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary, ConocoPhillips, LNG, Mackenzie Valley Oil & Gas Pipelines, NEB, NPR-A, SB 21, Sue & Settle, TAPS and North Slope Oil|

Producers 2019: Exxon pursuing two fronts Operator’s ultimate goal at North Slope Point Thomson unit is marketing 8 Tcf of natural gas Kay Cashman Petroleum News Caribou on oil industry gravel pad. Five feet above the mosquito infested tundra decreases mosquito caused mortality among spring-born calves. -dh One of the earliest explorers in Alaska and one of the primary working interest owners on the North Slope, ExxonMobil did not embark on the $4 billion Point Thomson development just to produce 10,000 barrels of condensate a day. Production [...]

11-12-19 Farewell Epilogue and Alaska’s Dangerous Oil Tax Increase By Voters Initiative

By |2019-11-12T04:12:32-09:00November 12th, 2019|ACES, Alaska Governor Bill Walker, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, Arctic Policy, Columnists, Commentary, Enviro-Industrial-Governmental Cabal, Government Waste, History, LNG, Reader Comment, Sue & Settle, TAPS and North Slope Oil|

“BOTAX” Dave Harbour Glen Biegel Lawyer’s oil & gas tax scheme threatens Alaska’s economy (.PDF of this commentary here: Footnote Version & Clean Version like this w/o footnotes.) By Dave Harbour and Glen Biegel First, let’s get some ‘housekeeping’ out of the way on the proposed oil tax initiative.  Then we’ll explain why all Alaskans should be concerned. Alaska Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer recently certified a voter’s initiative petition application entitled “An Act relating to the oil and gas production tax, tax payments, and tax credits.”  Attorney [...]

11-10-19 Alberta’s Patience Is Tested Over Oil & Gas, Etc. Federal Policies

By |2019-11-10T11:47:05-09:00November 10th, 2019|Canadian Energy Policy, Federal Obstruction, Fracking, Government Waste|

Red Deer, Alta. — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney outlined on Saturday the mandate for a new panel that will study what the province should demand as a “fair deal for Alberta” in Confederation, including looking at ways that will take back provincial powers that have been ceded to Ottawa.   ...   “We’ve had it with Ottawa’s indifference to this adversity. Albertans have been working for Ottawa for too long, it’s time for Ottawa to start working for us,” Kenney declared in his speech to the Alberta Manning Networking Conference.  ...  [...]

11/9/19 Fairbanks Utility Wants To Buy LNG Facility But Is The Whole Deal Financially Feasible? We’ve Never Thought So.

By |2019-11-09T20:13:49-09:00November 9th, 2019|AIDEA, Commentary, Government Waste, Interior Energy Project (IEP), Intrastate Gas, LNG|

Credit: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/the-west-is-on-the-wrong-path_082014 Commentary: With fuel oil prices low and the true cost of serving too few natural gas customers being high -- would enough oil-heated homes convert to gas to make the Interior Energy Project feasible?  Gas rates to customers are subsidized, and artificially low.  How can the repayment of loans to AIDEA be guaranteed?  Meanwhile, the cash-strapped state could be investing the several hundred million going to Fairbanks subsidies for market-based income.  That means the rest of the state at a time of budget shortfalls is subsidizing [...]

11-8-19 Governor Mike Dunleavy Returns From Natural Resource Trade Mission To Japan

By |2019-11-08T08:51:17-09:00November 8th, 2019|ANWR, Arctic Policy, ConocoPhillips, Federal Progress, History, Japan, LNG, Ocean Policy|

Governor Dunleavy and First Lady’s Trade Mission to Japan.  ENERGY was in the spotlight! November 7, 2019 (Anchorage, AK) – Governor Michael J. Dunleavy and First Lady Rose Dunleavy today returned from their first trade mission to Japan dedicated to promoting Alaska’s abundant natural resources. On Tuesday, November 5, Governor Dunleavy spoke at the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Seafood Trade Luncheon to an audience that included representatives from the major seafood companies operating in Japan and Alaska.   “Alaska’s fisheries management is the gold standard of sustainability, a model for [...]

11-2-19 Is Alaska’s Economy Finally On the Move!?

By |2019-11-02T04:34:06-09:00November 2nd, 2019|Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, Arctic Policy, Commentary, ConocoPhillips, Government Waste, What The Other Side Is Up To|

Third Quarter Alaska Employment Numbers Commentary: The good employment news below is all about a dynamic Alaska oil industry on the cutting edge of new technology.  Longtime Alaskans know that oil not only supports industry jobs, but pays the lions share of government budgets that also fund education, public works, public safety and infrastructure for retail, tourism and commercial fishing industries and JOBS!  We're even pleased to spot signs of a new LNG project for commercializing Alaska North Slope gas.  But a lawyer is a major sponsor of a voters [...]

10-1-19 Canadian Energy Turmoil

By |2019-10-01T14:48:41-09:00October 1st, 2019|Canadian Energy Policy|

Just how split are Canadians on resource development and climate action? Calgary Herald,   A quick glance at the federal election campaign shows a deep chasm between the sides, with more name calling than a schoolyard squabble over issues such as national climate targets and developing oil and natural gas resources. It’s not a national conversation; it’s a Canadian quarrel. From Halifax to Vancouver, the bickering has entrenched groups on each side talking past each other. From a business perspective, organizations from across the country representing large urban centres are [...]

International Energy Outlook 2019 release

By |2019-10-27T13:47:17-09:00September 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

EIA released and discussed the findings of the International Energy Outlook 2019 (IEO2019) at a public event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, today at 9:00 a.m. ET. The event  featured a presentation by EIA Administrator Dr. Linda Capuano followed by two panel discussions. You can watch the presentation on the CSIS webcast. https://youtu.be/0deiqIvsTlE The full report will be available on the EIA website after 9:00 a.m. We want your feedback on the International Energy Outlook   Today, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) launched a [...]

9-19-19 Fight ON!

By |2019-09-19T11:36:13-09:00September 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

(Pretty compelling perspective from one who values USA history, culture and sacrifice.  This Op-ed is presented here because without freedom and free enterprise, we would lack the natural resource production enabling the US to become the beacon of freedom it is in the world today.  More to come....      -dh) Fight on, Trump -- "You Magnificent bastard" A description of politics in the US since the mid-sixties. Evan Douglas Sayet is a comedian and conservative speaker. He is the nation's leading conservative speaker, an in-demand Master of Ceremony [...]