8-20-18

Finally, Alaska politicians may realize that a state government risks much by trying to negotiate fairly with ChiComs.... China Reportedly Probed Alaskan Networks Ahead of Governor's Trade Mission  Government Technology.  The state's Department of Natural Resources is a key state agency involved in the Alaska LNGproject that helps oversee the oil and gas industry. Story from Alaska Public Media by Rashah McChesney. ... (Priscilla Moriuchi is)  the Director of Strategic Threat Development and supervises the team at Recorded Future that put out a report on the surveillance. The report details evidence that computers at Tsinghua University [...]

8-14-18 Trouble In Canada’s Energy Sector

Oh Canada! Corbella: Saudi feud highlights Canada's lack of energy security  Calgary Herald.  “If you simply ask Quebecers — and most Canadians for that matter — 'Do you like or want pipelines? Or do you want oil in your life?' A clear majority … Your letters for Monday, Aug. 13 Calgary Herald.  Friday, as I often do, I sat at my kitchen island to read the Herald; nice to lay it flat ... Page A10, the last page of the first section, showed people in Calgary, ... Re: “Trudeau's actions have helped fuel Saudi regime,” Licia Corbella, [...]

8-13-18: DOI Set To IMPROVE Operation of Endangered Species Act for Species & Citizens … China Says Alaska LNG Deal In Doubt

  Op-Ed: At Interior, We’re Ready To Bring The Endangered Species Act Up To Date Dep. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt The Washington Post Aug. 9, 2018 A modern vision of conservation is one that uses federalism, public-private partnerships and market-based solutions to achieve sound stewardship. These approaches, combined with sensible regulations and the best available science, will achieve the greatest good in the longest term. Last month, the Trump administration took this approach to bringing our government’s implementation of the Endangered Species Act into the 21st century. [...]

8-8-18 Will Alaskans Let A CABAL Kill Their Economy?

Killing Alaska's Pioneering State Economy by Dave Harbour Here is a grassroots program designed to kill 49th state free enterprise.  This socialist feat is accomplished by creating an Enviro-Industrial-Governmental Cabal model with insufficient means of sustaining itself in the free market.  It reflects the same thinking that permits current Alaskan leadership to ignore prudent budgeting during a fiscal crisis while attempting to marry Alaska's future with Chinese Communist energy and finance companies in consummating an as yet infeasible LNG project.  We don't know whether to label such leadership "narcissistic", "naively well [...]

8-3-18 Friday Musings

Friday Musings: Commentary: Nakedness We are extremely disappointed with republican Kevin Myer and Alaska's current democrat lieutenant governor for their continuing support of Governor Bill Walker's socialized LNG export scheme.  For years we have provided evidence that in wake of lower shale-induced gas prices and extensive LNG export competition the producers have been right in proclaiming that, for an Alaska North Slope gas export project, "now is not the time".  Alaska's mostly tidewater based competitors do not have to include the cost of a massive, 800 mile Arctic gas pipeline.  [...]

7-31-18 Alaska Business Leader Opines On China

Alaska/China Bedfellows -Opinion- China purchases a Papa Bear's percentage of Alaska's prodigious seafood market.  No worries, though, because the interaction is largely year to year business interaction between the Communist country and a number of private sector risk takers. Alaska's governor believes that the seafood experience bodes well for his plan to finance a $40-60 billion Arctic gas pipeline/LNG project using long term contracts with China as security for a finance plan. Apples and oranges. A large number of private sector investors assume the risk that a seafood deal [...]

7-25-18 Alaska and Venezuela Have This In Common

Q.  What do Alaska and Venezuela have in common? Answer.  Both have economies that are dependent on volatile oil revenues.  Both have insufficiently diversified their economies.  Both overspent on social programs during times of high oil prices, ensuring that their economies would be unsustainable during times of low prices.  Both now spend more that their economies can afford.  Both place greater emphasis on creating new liabilities than attracting new investment.  Leaders of Venezuela and Alaska are attracted to socialized control of energy resources.   Both are experiencing fiscal crisis. Foreign [...]

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7-24-18 PipeCo Says No; Borough Says Yea To Pipe Terminus

That's a fine kettle of fish! A pipeline says no and the local government says yes.  Our thanks to Larry Persily for this report AGDC says Port MacKenzie ‘not feasible’ for LNG termina Larry Persily. Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbourt By Larry Persily paper@alaskan.com July 23, 2018 TheSeveral months of additional review did not change the opinion of the state’s North Slope natural gas project development team that Nikiski is a better site than the Matanuska-Susitna Borough-promoted Port MacKenzie for a multibillion-dollar gas liquefaction plant and [...]

7-23-18 Fairbanks Gas Supply Competition

Most Relevant News For Our Readers Public Comments Due For Donlin Mine's Reclamation And Closure Plans Public comments are due for the proposed Donlin mine’s reclamation and closure plans. AK: The journey of Alaska’s go-to man in China Alaska’s does $1 billion dollars worth of trade with China every year — it’s the state’s largest trading partner. State officials: Ballot Measure 1 will make some construction projects impossible Ballot Measure 1 is intended to boost protections for salmon, but a series of state officials told lawmakers Friday… AGDC President: [...]

7-20-18 Alaska’s Socialist LNG Export Project

What about competitive position of the Alaska LNG idea? The greatest, current competitive failing of the Alaska government LNG project -- aside from its crippling socialist model -- is that its competitors do not have to include the cost of an 800 mile arctic pipeline into the financing plans of their near-tidewater LNG projects.  In addition, most of the competition has better labor costs, better logistics, better climatic conditions, and better investor owned management incentives, discretion and market-place reaction times.   -dh Today's Alaska LNG News and Our Comment: [...]

7-17-18 ConocoPhillips Continues To Expand Alaska North Slope Oil Wealth Resource

ConocoPhillips Expects Another Active Exploration and Appraisal Season in 2019 “We believe that the company’s Alaska plan aligns with our disciplined, returns-focused strategy, supports Alaska’s economy and creates significant value for shareholders,” said Ryan Lance, chairman and chief executive officer (Photo). “Alaska provides competitive investment opportunities and will generate profitable growth from diversified investments with significant exploration upside. We are proud of the value we create for the State of Alaska through the revenues we generate, the jobs we create and the community investments we make. Our shareholders realize [...]

6-27-18 Corps Issues Final EIS On Smaller Of Two Government Gas Pipeline Schemes

US companies, organizations form the Global Natural GasCoalition Oil & Gas Journal.  The US Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District released the final SEIS for the proposed Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project. The June 22 action sig. Today's Consumer Energy Alliance Links Consumer Energy Alliance Clips 06 / 26 / 2018 Marianas Variety: Solar ‘incentives’ are growing *CEA Mention – National Ever wonder why installations of household solar photovoltaic or PV systems and utility-scale solar power have surged since 2014? The declining cost of solar technology is part of the reason. But a bigger factor may be the profusion [...]

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6-26-18 Interesting Items

Alaska LNG Project and Related News AGDC receives approval for Alaskan pipeline project.  Interfax Global Energy.  Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) has received environmental approval for one of two pipeline projects it is considering building, according ... Our Commentary: Remember how Alaska's Governor bragged about how the Chinese were a great trading partner...Alaska's largest trading partner.  ...and that partnership was based in part on the Alaska salmon the Chinese purchased. And that is supposed to prove how good a partner China would be re: the state owned, bureaucrat controlled Alaska LNG scheme?  And note [...]

6-22-18

AGDC selects route for Kenai Spur Highway around LNG plant.  Kenai Peninsula Online The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation has chosen a route for the Kenai Spur Highway around its planned natural gas liquefaction plant. BP America head 'encouraged' by Alaska taxes' defeat.  KTVA BP America head 'encouraged' by Alaska taxes' defeat ... project, and the recently announced agreement with the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. Consumer Energy Alliance Week-end Energy Links New Hampshire Business Review: Tech Tidbits from Across New Hampshire New Hampshire was one of 25 states analyzed in "Incentivizing Solar Energy," a report by the [...]

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6-20-18 The Show (Archive) Must Go On!

We've been laying low for several weeks due to shoulder replacement surgery and related issues...for which we thank readers' patience.  We're slowly repairing,  able to type a little and now focused on adding appropriate northern energy content into our searchable archives as before.  -dh BIG NEWS TODAY: Trump repeals Obama's destructive, duplicative Ocean Policy E.O.  See this letter from the National Ocean Policy Coalition below, column right.  -dh Today's Latest Northern Energy News: Oil, Gas & LNG Readers: Download the "six behaviors" below for important [...]