9-26-2020 Tongass Freed From Restrictive Roadless Rule

Colleagues: The recent full exemption of the Tongass from the roadless rule is a positive event in these trying times.  Towns and villages in Southeast existed long before the Tongass was designated as a national forest.  The ability of our people to build futures for their families is a fundamental priority, which can be balanced with environmental concerns; the roadless exemption provides for this balance.  The people of Southeast Alaska are benefitting from this action by a thoughtful administration. Sincerely yours, Don Habeger Executive Director First Things First Alaska [...]

5-27-20 Why An Alaska North Slope Gas Pipeline Is Infeasible. Is the Recovery of Oil Demand and Pricing Real?

Current Petroleum News Headlines Alyeska oil prorations now at 95% inventory; supply chain clearing - 05/24/2020 (Full story) Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. has adjusted oil flow prorations on the trans-Alaska pipeline system to a 95% proration as of May 15, up from an 85% proration in place earlier in May. “At TAPS, we're confident the supply chain has stabilized,” We're ramping back up and as of last Friday are back to saf.... Oil Patch bits: New features added to Lynden's mobile app - 05/24/2020 (Login to read Full story) As reported by Lynden News May [...]

5-23-20 China Is A Growing Threat to North and South America…and to the World

Northern Gas Pipelines Published by Dave Harbour · 32 mins ·  Here is a highly articulate Chinese woman’s summary of the Chinese Communist Party’s destructive threat to the free world. It seems the CCPVirus is but the tip of the iceberg. National defense considerations include the Chinese Communist interest in acquiring energy properties throughout North and South America in addition to other "belt and highway" targets world-wide. -dh https://tinyurl.com/y7bo4kbj Saturday We Said, “Canada’s Pipe Policy Pursues Perplexity“ (Today, 8-20-18, it’s Alaska’s Turn) We say Alaska pursues perfidy because it does.  Everyone [...]

2-22-2020 Alaska Gasline Development Corporation’s Joe Dubler Retires

Here's A CEO Job Opening For The Alaska Government's Gas Pipeline Scheme Alaska Journal of Commeerce Exerpt.  The temporary head of the state’s gasline agency announced his resignation Thursday morning. Interim Alaska Gasline Development Corp. President Joe Dubler (NGP Photo) made his retirement plans public at the corporation’s board meeting in Anchorage. He will remain at AGDC through May 2, he said. Dubler stepped into the lead role at the state-owned corporation in January 2019 after Gov. Mike Dunleavy made sweeping changes to the AGDC board of directors, which [...]

1-9-2010 Gasline Gambling Goes On

Former Alaska Gasline Development Corp. President Keith Meyer speaks to the board of directors in Anchorage on Jan. 9. Meyer made a pitch to the board to let him retake the reins of the project with an as-yet-unnamed financial backer. (Photo by Elwood Brehmer) At a Thursday morning meeting in Anchorage, the former leader of the roughly $40 billion Alaska LNG Project in Gov. Bill Walker’s administration made a last pitch to take it over again with private backers. Keith Meyer — who was president of the state-owned Alaska Gasline [...]

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

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 [...]

AGDC downsizing function based, Joe Dubler tells House Resource

Joe Dubler. NGP file photo by Dave Harbour AGDC downsizing function based, Joe Dubler tells House Resources Kristen Nelson, Petroleum News The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. announced a restructuring and downsizing July 10. On July 19, Joe Dubler, AGDC’s interim president, provided a required update to the House Resources Committee. He said changes at AGDC were a “right sizing” of the corporation to meet directions of its board of di....  More here....

By |2019-08-14T14:40:13-09:00August 2nd, 2019|AGDC, LNG|0 Comments

7-17-19 Taking A Break!

Personal: We'll be experiencing our second 'shoulder replacement' operation this week followed by a few weeks of recuperation.  Thanks for hanging in there with us for nearly two decades! -dh IOGCC Annual Conference Deadlines are Approaching IOGCC Early Bird Registration Discount Expires Soon The early bird registration discount will expire on July 26, 2019 so register today to take advantage of these savings! After July 22, 2019 we can no longer guarantee hotel room availability or the IOGCC Annual Conference group rate. We advise our attendees to book their room before July 22 to ensure you [...]

By |2019-07-17T19:03:53-09:00July 17th, 2019|AGDC, Canadian Energy Policy, Personal|0 Comments

6-4-19 Alaska Gas Project Update

State answers FERC questions about Cook Inlet pipeline crossing  By Larry Persily paper@alaskan.com June 4, 2019 Larry Persily, former Alaska gas pipeline federal coordinator. NGP Photo by Dave Harbour. The state-led gas line development team has told federal regulators it is confident the Alaska LNG project’s steel pipeline could withstand Cook Inlet’s strong currents, shifting seabed and traveling boulders along the 29-mile underwater route to the gas liquefaction plant in Nikiski, on the Kenai Peninsula. The water-crossing information is among the remaining batches of answers the Alaska Gasline [...]

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

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, [...]

By |2019-01-24T09:57:56-09:00January 24th, 2019|AGDC, Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary|1 Comment

1-17-19

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 [...]

1-16-19

Henderson Rigs Dreams Big Not an ad.  This is from a newsletter that we believe will interest our readers. In April of 2016, we leased our first 5,000 square foot facility and were in the process of applying for our own API Q1 license. For the previous three years, we’d been growing the business very carefully, while focusing on providing our customers a very unique and satisfying experience. Today, we employ nearly200 full-time employees, occupy more than 200,000 square feet of warehouse and workshop spanning five facilities across thousands of miles, [...]