12-2-2022 COP’s Nikiski Property: A Hub For Gas Imports or Exports?

A Perennial Alaska Energy Challenge Q.  Does Being Off The North American Gas/Elecetric Grid Point To Future Natural Gas Imports...Or An Economic ANS Gas Transportation Scheme? A.  We have always held that Alaska's politicians, for once, should wisely support the due diligent efforts of private industry to create economic solutions to ANS gas export potential.  Likewise, since our particpation on the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, we have urged state government restraint in favor of supporting private sector due diligence in defining, funding, building and opetating the infrastructure necessary to [...]

7-28-2022 Celebtate another TAPS anniversary!

"MAKE IT MONDAY" FORUM 2022 TAPS Update with Alyeska Interim President Danika Yeager Monday, August 1 - Noon to 1 pm - Dena'ina Center This is a big year for the Trans Alaska Pipeline System as TAPS celebrates its 45th anniversary of operations and the first flow of Alaska North Slope crude oil from Pump Station 1. The day of this presentation, Aug. 1, marks the date in 1977 when Arco M/V Juneau departed the Valdez Marine Terminal with the first oil delivered through TAPS. Alyeska Interim President Danika [...]

4-5-2022 A Voting Day Message From A Treasured Alaska Philosopher*

(Opinion Column: Letter to the editor) A Voting Day Letter To Critical Thinking Citizens by Glen Biegel Dear Anchoragians (Anchorageites?): Glen Biegel   It's voting day. It's voting day because you really can't vote in person. There are 3 locations to vote: City Hall (hah!), the Loussac library, and the Town Center in Eagle River. Didn't know that, or you plan to stand in a 3+ hour long line on 'voting day' to vote? Ergo, today IS voting day.   The Day of Reckoning *I need your [...]

1-10-2022 Alaska Focuses On Critical and Rare Earth Minerals!

From our friends at the AMA: Bringing Alaska’s Carbon Ore, Rare Earth Elements, and Critical Minerals into Perspective Meeting Date: January 18, 2022,  Meeting Location: Geological Materials Center 3651 Penland Pkwy, Anchorage, AK 99508 To register for this event: https://forms.gle/4qdTZCTnzeTZZCMWA Carbon Ore, Rare Earth and Critical Minerals | Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys The University of Alaska Fairbanks, in partnership with the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, was awarded approximately $1.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to perform a set of broad basinal assessments of Alaska’s [...]

By |2022-01-10T17:11:39-09:00January 10th, 2022|Alaskanomics, Arctic Policy|0 Comments

12-28-2021 Gathering Year-End Energy Links

As 2021 Comes To An End, We Capture The Last Few Northern Energy Links Natural Gas Intelligence: Lawsuit Said Imminent to Stop Peregrine Oil, Gas Project in Alaska's NPR-A Sarah Palin, NGP photo, Copyright 2015 by Dave Harbour ("Ah, yes, I remember it well....") https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BGE3cX3ZWQ Exclusive -- Sarah Palin on Joe Biden: 'It's Too Late to Get Through to Him' - Breitbart Natural Gas Intelligence. January Natural Gas Futures Soar to $4.06 in Thin Holiday Trading; Cash Mostly Higher Restoring Lands Impacted by Scuttled Appalachian Natural Gas Pipeline   WI Tribes Raise New Concerns Over [...]

By |2021-12-28T20:58:13-09:00December 28th, 2021|Arctic Policy, Interstate Gas, LNG|0 Comments

11-25-2021 We Repeat Last Year’s Thanksgiving Messages: Are They Not Timeless?

A Day Of Thanks For God, Country, Founders and Generations of Patriots Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789 President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation [New York, 3 October 1789] By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of [...]

By |2021-12-28T20:53:14-09:00November 25th, 2021|Commentary, Family, Federal Progress, Rule Of Law|0 Comments

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....

By |2021-08-24T17:09:18-09:00August 24th, 2021|Canadian Energy Policy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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)  

By |2021-08-16T17:49:30-09:00August 16th, 2021|Categories|0 Comments

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 [...]

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