10-17-2021 Heartland Institute: The Best Source On “Climate Change” Issues! -dh

Day 3 of the Live-stream of Heartland's Three-day Climate Realism Conference Begins at 8 am PT Watch the live-stream at Heartland's YouTube channel or at ClimateConference.Heartland.org. We have a full day of GREAT programming. If you miss anything, all presentations will be archived at Heartland's YouTube channel to watch at your leisure.   See the full schedule at this link. TODAY'S SCHEDULE Plenary Ballroom Sessions & concurrent Science and Policy Tracks Click on the images to watch them on YouTube; All times PT. [Note: These video links are different from Friday and Saturday.]   [...]

10-5-2021 America Continues To Evolve Into An Appeasement Country

America Continues To Evolve Into An Appeasement Country “I want it now at someone else’s expense” By Dave Harbour The disturbing trend continues.  Modern generations, particularly this one, want what they want when they want it and they want it NOW.  But only if someone else pays for it.  And who would that be?  It would be someone who cannot vote who can be involuntarily indebted and who would ONLY have to pay interest and not the principle for decades to come.  In short, politicians can appease constituents by [...]

9-30-2021 Taxes On Energy Producers and Consumers Grow From Inflationary Government Spending and Regulatory Policies

Open Letter To Alaska's U.S. Senators Is this what Alaska's U.S. Senators want for their state and country? If so, we believe they will be joining the Dems to support porky infrastructure and socialized reconciliation.  This is not like past times when pork was routinely incorporated into legislation, but not mortally injurious to the Nation's future.  This time could come to be known as, "The End Game".  And maybe that outcome will be determined by Alaska's two Senators. -dh (Note: We believe that wasteful spending and rising [...]

9-10-2021 Historical Days: Prudhoe Bay Lease Sale & 9-11

Today in 1969, Alaska conducted the great Prudhoe Bay Lease Sale, over a year after the behemoth oil & gas discovery on the state's North Slope.  Full Story HERE.  Here is our 2020 comment.   *     *     * Tomorrow, the whole country commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attack in New York City of the World Trade Center.  (Another Day of Infamy) *     *     * My great brother (Photo-right, with author), Vietnam Vet Marine Doug Harbour, founded the Tri State 9/11 Remembrance Parade & Ceremony...in [...]

8-24-2021 Rumblings From Alberta’s Oil Patch

More deals expected in oil patch as Brookfield finally nabs Inter Pipeline Calgary Herald The dogged pursuit by suitor Brookfield Infrastructure Partners of Inter Pipeline Ltd. has paid off with its $8.6-billion takeover bid gaining the support of a majority of shareholders — setting the table for another oilpatch deal as more consolidation hits the sector....

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8-17-2021 Canadian Government Is Wise To Support Fossil Fuels

Canada's biggest public pensions heavily investing in fossil fuels, new report suggests CBC.ca The Canada Pension Plan's (CPP Investments) total fossil fuel investments ... a spokesperson for CPP Investments wrote in an email to CBC News. Abandoning oil and gas a utopian impossibility, Alberta's premier says Big finance considers climate change a major investment risk. Is your pension prepared?

By |2021-08-17T17:48:08-09:00August 17th, 2021|Canadian Energy Policy, Categories|0 Comments

8-16-2021

Another Answer To The "Pipeline Cnstrained Northeast" FROM Argus Media: Chesapeake Energy's $2.2bn bid for Vine Energy is the latest bet by large US natural gas producers on the future of the US Gulf coast market, signaling a shift away from the pipeline-constrained northeast. Chesapeake's planned acquisition of Vine will nearly triple the company's output from the Haynesville shale, a prolific gas-bearing formation underlying east Texas and northern Louisiana. The combined company will....(STORY HERE)  

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3-19-21 Lest We Forget: Alaska Once Had A Stable Investment Climate!

  Lest We Forget: On March 18, 1981 Alaska Created Two Decades Of Investment/Tax/Economic/Social Stability Commentary by Dave Harbour (Video: Governor Jay Hammond and Legislature Define 'Fair Share' Of Petroleum Revenue 3-18-81 from Dave Harbour archives on Vimeo.) TRANS ALASKA PIPELINE SYSTEM (TAPS)  Four decades ago yesterday, 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.  1980-81 was an era when [...]

3-18-2021 Big & Challenging China Meeting In Alaska Today Likely Affects Alaska & US (& Australia, Canada, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Etc.) Energy Policies

Ted Talk: A 2018 Australian Perspective On China We ask ourselves: "Is there another path toward ultimate peace without demanding appeasement by/from either party?"  You be the judge.  -dh Advice To US Diplomats Meeting With Chinese Counterparts In Anchorage Today: Learn From The Past  Be aware that the July 27, 1953, Korean War Armistice was not a treaty.  Technically, we are still at war with two determined communist allies: China and North Korea. Be aware that a senior Chinese leader visited Alaska during Governor Sean [...]

3-4-2021, Déjà Vu?

Note: In doing a little research today I came across the Commentary below.  I am reprinting it today, thinking some readers might find value in comparing the challenges six years ago, to today's.  -dh 5-4-15 Never Again "Never Again" by Dave Harbour   Thirty years ago President Ronald Reagan visited the Holocaust Memorial at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Germany. He spoke of unspeakable crimes against humanity and asked his audience to resolve, "Never Again". Switch now to a fanciful world that is present-day America.  Citizens focus on leading normal lives while [...]

3-1-21 Point of Personal Privilege: Honorable Mike Bradner

We respect the life of our friend, Mike Bradner Governor Dunleavy Honors Former House Speaker Mike Bradner   February 27, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) – Governor Mike Dunleavy and First Lady Rose Dunleavy are asking Alaskans to join them in mourning the passing of former Alaska State Representative and Speaker of the House Mike Bradner. Mr. Bradner represented the Fairbanks area for five consecutive terms from 1967 to 1976, serving as Speaker of the House during the 9th Session of the Alaska Legislature from 1975 through 1976. “Mike served Alaska with wisdom [...]

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2/24/21 Ben Stevens Accepts New Role With ConocoPhillips

Governor Dunleavy Congratulates Ben Stevens on New Position   February 24, 2021 (Juneau) – Governor Mike Dunleavy is announcing that Chief of Staff Ben Stevens will be leaving the administration to become the new vice president of external affairs and transportation at ConocoPhillips Alaska. Mr. Stevens last day in the governor’s office will be announced soon.   “I want to thank Ben for his hard work and service to the State of Alaska the past two years. His knowledge and political acumen have been an asset to the administration and [...]

By |2021-02-24T10:13:58-09:00February 24th, 2021|ConocoPhillips|0 Comments

2-9-21 Honoring Our Duty To Protect American Workers and Our Contracts

  https://www.westernjournal.com/surprising-absolutely-everyone-cbs-issues-scathing-report-badly-biden-betrayed-keystone-workers/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=aa-breaking&utm_campaign=can&utm_content=firefly CBS Issues Scathing Report on How  Keystone Union and Other Workers Were Betrayed by Kipp Jones CBS News profiled the devastating effects of President Joe Biden’s cancelation of the Keystone XL pipeline on American workers in a piece Thursday that eerily seemed like journalism. Are you ready to feel a little nostalgic? Get this: Biden’s establishment media enablers actually engaged in some honest reporting. It’s stunning but true. “On his first day in office, President Biden signed an executive order revoking the permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, [...]

2-8-2021 Alaska, Keystone & Climate Change

France Violates Its Own Climate Accords as Gas Prices and Gun Sales Rocket Skyward by David Blackman ...the United States, the only nation on earth that was not a formal participant in the Paris Climate Accords ..., was also the only industrialized nation on earth that has not only met its unenforceable “targets” under that sham wealth redistribution scheme but exceeded them. The U.S. has surpassed its emissions targets all the way through 2025, in fact, mainly thanks to the fact that clean natural gas has displaced huge amounts [...]

1-29-2021 Alaskanomics’ AEDC Report

AEDC Economic Forecast Presentation Posted: 28 Jan 2021 05:57 PM PST The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) hosted its annual Economic Forecast presentation on Wednesday. As they did with their 3-Year Outlook presentation this summer, the event was virtual with attendees able to listen via Zoom. The video will be available in coming weeks for those who weren’t able to listen live. The event’s guest speakers were Acting Mayor Quinn-Davidson, Governor Dunleavy, and Senator Murkowski. Each highlighted the struggles felt throughout Anchorage, Alaska and the country in the past year. [...]

By |2021-01-29T11:57:54-09:00January 29th, 2021|Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics|0 Comments
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