4-15-19

By |2019-04-15T12:26:35-09:00April 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

We Welcome New, Well Qualified Committee Staff of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, today announced three recent additions to her Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee staff: Tristan Abbey, who is returning to the committee as a senior professional staff member; Nick Matiella, who has joined the committee as a professional staff member; and Stephanie Miller, who has joined the committee as a detailee from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). “I’m thrilled to welcome [...]

4-12-19

By |2019-04-11T10:41:36-09:00April 11th, 2019|Alaskanomics|

Alaska U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (NGP Photo by Dave Harbour) Murkowski Welcomes Executive Orders on Energy Infrastructure WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today issued the following statement after President Trump signed two executive orders prioritizing energy infrastructure and streamlining the permitting process for domestic and cross-border projects “I appreciate the president’s strong commitment to the improvement and modernization of our nation’s energy infrastructure. We need fewer delays, greater predictability in our permitting process, and better coordination among government stakeholders to ensure needed projects can [...]

4-10-19

By |2019-04-10T08:44:13-09:00April 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Alaska Karen Matthias. NGP Photo by Dave Harbour Deantha Crockett, Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour Yesterday, AMA Executive Director Deantha Crockett and Council of Alaska Producers Executive Director Karen Matthias delivered a presentation to the Alaska House Resources Committee, outlining Alaska's mining industry, environmental performance, and economic data.  At the presentation, AMA released the new Annual Economic Benefits of Alaska's Mining Industry report, compiled by the McDowell Group, Inc. to showcase industry benefits like jobs, wages, government revenues, procurement, and more. The report is available for [...]

3-26-19 Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy Works to ‘Bring Home the Bacon’ From CERA Week!

By |2019-03-26T12:49:17-09:00March 26th, 2019|Commentary, ConocoPhillips, Control Government Spending, Interstate Gas, Intrastate Gas, LNG, NPR-A, OCS, TAPS and North Slope Oil, Trump Administration Energy Initiatives, You Read It Here First|

Michael J. Dunleavy in Special Dialogue... Dan Yergin, NGP file photo, by Dave Harbour (NARUC). ...with Dr. Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman IHS Markit 24:19.  (Note: Your publisher first met Dr. Yergin in the 1970s when the latter was a rising star in the energy/environmental consulting field.) Report: On Friday, March 22, 2019, Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy addressed a crowded room at the international energy conference known as CERAWeek, an annual gathering in Houston, TX attended by more than 4,500 individuals from over 70 countries and regions. [...]

3-18-19 Lest We Forget: Alaska Once Had A Stable Investment Climate!

By |2019-03-20T08:55:24-09:00March 18th, 2019|Alaska Governor Jay Hammond, Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, ANWR, Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary, Competition, ConocoPhillips, Control Government Spending, Fair Share Myth, Global Warming, LNG, Mackenzie Valley Oil & Gas Pipelines, NPR-A, Rule Of Law, SB 21, TAPS and North Slope Oil|

Correction: in our recent email alert we rightly associated Anchorage property taxpayers with proposed bonded indebtedness but inadvertently associated property taxpayers with a proposed liquor tax.  -dh Lest We Forget: Alaska Once Created Two Decades Of Investment/Tax/Economic/Social Stability Commentary by Dave Harbour TRANS ALASKA PIPELINE SYSTEM (TAPS) Thirty-Eight years ago today, Alaska created what was to be two decades of "quasi"-fiscal stability.  We say, "quasi" because even in the wake of "reform", politicians would continuously be seeking more revenue. But let us begin the story this way.  [...]

3-15-19 We Vote to Confirm Commissioner Brune

By |2019-03-15T11:20:41-09:00March 15th, 2019|Commentary|

Jason Brune. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour Dear Readers: Today, you'll see my testimony (below) in support of a great, accomplished professional to be confirmed as Alaska's Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. But over half our readers are outside Alaska in the Lower 48 and Canada.  Why should they care?  Because this is an example of why remaining silent loses freedom. Here we have a highly qualified person appointed to his cabinet by Governor Michael Dunleavy.  Commissioner Brune now needs to be [...]

3-6-19 Closest Ever To Achieving ANWR

By |2019-03-06T11:34:29-09:00March 6th, 2019|ANWR, Arctic Policy, Commentary, Federal Progress|

(View Hearing Live at 1:20 p.m. ADT here. Scroll down for details.) TODAY'S THE DAY: Alaska is the closest it's ever been to achieving access to oil and gas on ANWR's Coastal Plain TODAY we ALERT our readers who happen to be in Anchorage to attend an Alaska legislative hearing to support BLM's leasing program. We hope many of our readers will join us TODAY at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office (LIO) at 1:20 p.m. for a public hearing on Senate Joint Resolution 7 (SJR 7), which advocates for [...]

2-19-19 Twitter Post et. al.

By |2019-02-19T14:47:16-09:00February 19th, 2019|Alaskanomics|

Energy Wealth & Job Creators Need To Become Advocates of Constitutional Rights...or Lose Everything.  -dh The old idea of tolerance was summed up in such chestnuts as, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” The new dispensation is: “I disapprove of what you say, therefore you may not say it.” Imprimis https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/shall-defend-common-history/ February 2019 Shall We Defend Our Common History? By Roger Kimball The following is adapted from a talk delivered on board the Crystal Symphony on July [...]

2-13-19 Monday’s ANWR Hearing and Rally

By |2019-02-13T07:19:51-09:00February 13th, 2019|ANWR, Arctic Policy, Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary|

We were proud of our fellow Alaskans who participated in a "Support ANWR" rally during the course of BLM's ANWR hearing! NOTE: YOU may still provide comment until March 13. For the Archives: BLM's 2-11-19 ANWR Hearing, Anchorage, Alaska BLM's Documents, Including the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to implement an oil and gas leasing program within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain.  Resource Development Council for Alaska's Agenda Alaska Support Industry Alliance's After Meeting Commentary Alaska Public Media's Take Our Monday 2-11-19 Commentary and Our Email Alert [...]

2-11-19 Could this be one of the last ANWR hearings? Not likely, But This Is A Big One!

By |2019-02-11T07:51:33-09:00February 11th, 2019|Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, ANWR, Arctic Policy, BP, Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary, ConocoPhillips, Enviro-Industrial-Governmental Cabal|

Another ANWR Hearing...TODAY? Don't Get Public Hearing Testimony Fatigue.  Every Hearing Produces A Record.   Decisions That Benefit or Hurt Our Families Are Partly Based On That Record! by Dave Harbour Today in Anchorage the Interior Department will hold what is, hopefully, one of the last hearings dealing with the environmental impact statement preceding the leasing of a small section of the huge Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil & gas exploration and perhaps, eventually, development. See the point? Dulles Airport area, within 1.5 million area, within 19.6 million [...]

2-8-19 Alaskans: Prepare for Monday!

By |2019-02-10T13:59:27-09:00February 8th, 2019|Alaskanomics, ANWR, Arctic Policy, Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary, TAPS and North Slope Oil|

Not Just For Alaskans Alert and Commentary: Monday! Joe Balash, Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. NGP File Photo by Dave Harbour Alaskans who can should turn out en masse for a federal public hearing on Monday by 1 p.m.!  For years the Alaska legislature, Governors and state organizations like the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (i.e. IOGCC & NARUC) have been advocating for the environmentally responsible development of a small sliver of the 1002 [...]

1-25-19 Gas Pipeline Angst: Both Sides of the Border

By |2019-01-25T11:38:31-09:00January 25th, 2019|Interstate Gas, Intrastate Gas, LNG|

Nikiski awaits decision on LNG pipeline project location.  Homer News.  Nikiski awaits decision on LNG pipeline project location ... LNG project — a planned 806-mile pipeline that would carry natural gas from the North ... progress on the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline has been halted due to the shutdown, ... Dozens stop traffic in downtown Charlottetown for Native Council solidarity rally.  CBC.ca.  ... of the Wet'suwet'en Nation in northern B.C., who have been protesting the construction of a natural gas pipeline on their traditional territory. "We are ...."

1-24-19 In Today’s Senate Vote, We Hope Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski Will Support The President’s Bill, For We Believe That Border Control Is Essential To Preserving Reliable U.S. Energy Industries

By |2019-01-24T09:57:56-09:00January 24th, 2019|AGDC, Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary|

Here is why Alaska's Senior Senator should keep faith with President Trump on today's Senate vote. Fairbanks Natural Gas Update: Consumers Should Follow the Money Fairbanks Borough Assembly to vote on natural gas powered transit.  (Note: Since Fairbanks is dependent on the Southcentral Alaska gas reserves.  And, since Fairbanks has depended on state subsidies to create a gas distribution system whose economics are marginal at best...perhaps citizens should at least "follow the money" to determine the real costs of CNG buses, CNG sources and costs, [...]

1-23-19 Alaska’s Governor Proposes Path To Fiscal Prosperity

By |2019-01-23T12:12:56-09:00January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy's State of the State Proposals Are Powerful We especially appreciate the Governor's fiscally responsible proposals for Constitutional amendments to control government spending and taxation, two of the keys to an attractive, job-producing investment climate!  -dh Read transcript below: Thanks, everyone for your gracious welcome. I truly appreciate it. It’s been just seven weeks since I took the oath of office to become the twelfth Governor in the history of our young state. I’m here today because of the People of Alaska, who put their faith [...]

1-17-19

By |2019-01-17T14:24:15-09:00January 17th, 2019|AGDC, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, Canadian Energy Policy|

Alaskanomics What does the future hold for the Alaska economy? By Mouhcine Guettabi,  The U.S. economy is convincingly in an expansionary phase, and is nearing peak growth rates for the current business cycle. Job creation has been consistently strong for an extended period, and unemployment rates have now returned to pre-recession levels. Recent stock market volatility has ....  MORE HERE Alaska AGDC audit recommends minor changes, additional report forthcoming  Alaskajournal.com.  The misstep occurred when seven invoices from the Bureau of Land Management were charged to the corporation's Alaska LNG Project [...]