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, [...]
AK-LNG & ASAP: A Citizen Considers the Risks of Continuing Government Ownership by Dave Harbour How would you cope with the smorgasbord of problems/challenges Mike Dunleavy, assumed upon being sworn in as Alaska's Governor in early December? Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy Some of the challenges blocking Alaska’s road to economic recovery -- and obscuring its natural beauty -- include: a fiscal crisis and annual budget deficits, billions in state employee unfunded pension liability, the highest unemployment rate in the nation, growing crime, an amazingly burdensome array of [...]
All About Yamal, Alaska & Competitors Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy Our consistent opinion throughout these pages is that government undertakes a fool's errand when it shifts its focus from its basic safety & management functions to other shiny objects outside its Constitutional authority. A $40-60 billion Arctic gas/LNG project is challenge enough for several of the largest oil company risk takers in the world. But trying to own and control such a project -- as Alaska's previous governor tried to do -- is far, far beyond the [...]
(We are grateful for the effort former Alaska Gasline Federal Coordinator, Larry Persily (Photo), devotes to consolidating LNG news relevant to Alaska. It remains available and searchable in our archives, thanks to him. -dh) Oil and gas news briefs for Aug. 23, 2018 China sends confusing signals for tariffs on U.S. LNG, crude oil (Radio Free Asia; Aug. 20) - China has sown confusion in international energy markets after reconsidering plans to slap tariffs on U.S. crude and liquefied natural gas. The conflicting signals reflect Beijing's uncertainty about the [...]
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. [...]
Today's Alaska LNG Project Realities Sinopec drops interest in managing AK LNG construction Alaskajournal.com The company has dropped its interest in managing construction of the Alaska LNG Project after traveling the 800-mile route through the state in May. LNG projects ramp up in response to growing market Alaskajournal.com Qatar plans to expand its LNG capacity by 23 million tonnes by 2023 ... Much closer to Alaska, Shell and its partners in LNGCanada are expected to ... OPINION: Trump is playing to win. Are Republicans? Alaskajournal.com The possible impact on the ultimate price of the Alaska LNGProject has been tossed around as [...]
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: [...]
5-22-18 Big Alaska Energy Conference: Next Week In Anchorage! -and- Are Alaskans Thinking Strategically?
Dear Readers: This is one of the most useful, timely conferences for those interested in Alaska energy issues and developments. For those living in Canada, or the Lower 48, we know that if you attend it will have been well worth the trip! -dh AOGA 2018 Conference and Exhibit Hall "The Great Debate" Gubernatorial Debate on Oil and Gas Issues Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:00 am to 5:30 pm AOGA staff photo, left to right: Brandon Brefczynski, Tamara Sheffield, Kara Moriarty, Joshua Kindred. Dena'ina Civic & Convention [...]
3-7-18 Alaska has a deficit budget and fiscal crisis but pours money into socialized, uneconomic energy projects!
Government subsidized Fairbanks natural gas scheme plods on... ...with insufficient customer base, insufficient long term gas supply, high cost barriers to fuel oil/gas conversion. This is one of two large, socialized, Alaska energy projects that politicians continue to subsidize in the midst of a fiscal crisis highlighted by deficit budgets. Neither the AGDC nor the IEP natural gas projects would now be burning cash if they were controlled by prudent, free market investors. See references, below. -dh LNG tank construction a sign of progress for Interior gas project (IEP), Alaskajournal.com, Backhoes are back [...]
Danger Stranger by Dave Harbour Why are government officials in Alaska, Alberta and British Columbia so engaged in efforts to control utility/pipeline projects? A. Because that's where the money is (Ref: W.H.). Ratepayers, Taxpayers, Citizens beware the elected elite and bureaucracy! DANGER-STRANGER We urge critical thinking Alaskans to be especially alert to utility/pipeline games. With declining economy, unions and government workers, some utilities and compliant politicians (i.e. and croney capitalist businesses dependent on the foregoing) will naturally want to keep their constituencies WHOLE at the expense of [...]
Global Warming Opinion From Our Mid-Atlantic Energy Analyst: Given the odd pattern of the holiday weeks, we forgot until today about Euan Mearns’ Blowout Week, which we generally link. http://euanmearns.com/blowout-week-208/#more-20518 Given the weather for the northeast quadrant of the U.S. this week (the high here today was 12 degrees, and snowing hard in Geauga County), our two favorites deal with ongoing predictions of global warming. On the one hand, GLOBAL WARMING (GW) is causing ongoing record snowfalls: Reuters: Climate change driving record snows in Alaskan mountains The study by researchers from Dartmouth College, the [...]