11-17-19 Another Oil Tax Debate?!

Another oil tax debate: With a ballot measure effort advancing, the Legislature needs to hold hearings Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Alaskans might be in for another epic debate about ... Frank Murkowski as part of his effort to get a North Slope natural gas pipeline built. ... A new governor arrived in Sarah Palin at the end of 2006 and oil taxes ... Ultimate Adventure Heads to Alaska for the 20th Anniversary of the Legendary Event Four Wheeler Network This 800-mile-long pipeline transports crude oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez. ... bridge crosses the river on the eastern edge of Denali National Park. Opinion: Green [...]

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 [...]

11-12-19 Farewell Epilogue and Alaska’s Dangerous Oil Tax Increase By Voters Initiative

“BOTAX” Dave Harbour Glen Biegel Lawyer’s oil & gas tax scheme threatens Alaska’s economy (.PDF of this commentary here: Footnote Version & Clean Version like this w/o footnotes.) By Dave Harbour and Glen Biegel First, let’s get some ‘housekeeping’ out of the way on the proposed oil tax initiative.  Then we’ll explain why all Alaskans should be concerned. Alaska Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer recently certified a voter’s initiative petition application entitled “An Act relating to the oil and gas production tax, tax payments, and tax credits.”  Attorney [...]

12-14-18 A Citizen’s View Of The Two Alaska Gasline-LNG Projects

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 [...]

9-12-18 Special Commentary For Oil & Gas Decision Makers, Custodians of Shareholder Wealth

FERC approves Kenai Borough as intervenor in Alaska LNG By Larry Persily Sept. 12, 2018 All three Alaska municipalities vying for a multibillion-dollar natural gas liquefaction plant and marine terminal are now intervenors in the federal regulatory process, giving each the legal right to challenge Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decisions on the proposed Alaska LNG project. ...  Scroll down for Persily's full story below (Larry Persily, Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour) Our comment: In Alaska only the oil & gas industry must pay a special, state-wide property [...]

9-11-18 Remembrance Day and Concern Re: Exxon – China – Russia

Please scroll down for an important ALERT ALERT ALERT! Canadian Headlines: Even under a drill-friendly Trump, pipeline battles rage on in the US, too  CBC.ca "There is a worrisome trend of pipeline construction projects...."  Globe & Mail Only Parliament can fix Canada's pipeline impasse Calgary Herald Nelson: Alberta's iconic entrepreneurs would be appalled today  A decade later, Alberta project aims to both capture CO2 and boost oil output U.S. Headlines: State and ExxonMobil reach agreement on preliminary gas line sales Anchorage Daily News - Sean Parnell, ExxonMobil and the state agreed to a deal that set future options for development at the Point Thomson field. The [...]

By |2018-09-11T10:36:51-09:00September 11th, 2018|AGDC, Alaska Governor Bill Walker, China, LNG, Rule Of Law, Russia|0 Comments

9-10-18 JUNEAU’S BIZARRE OIL PROTEST – AND – 9-11 Is Patriot Day Everywhere In the US, Except Governor Bill Walker’s Alaska

On Saturday, we observed 9-11 and honored all national defenders and first responders with BIG-HEARTED patriots in small town, USA! AFTERNOON NEWS ALERT: Through a Letter of Understanding signed today, the Department of Natural Resources, ExxonMobil, and BP agreed to terms to better align the settlement with the Alaska LNG Project. The agreement effectively stays the year-end 2019 deadline as long as the project continues to progress. The extension will end when the Alaska LNG Project reaches final investment decision, or when DNR notifies the parties [...]

By |2018-09-10T15:14:25-09:00September 10th, 2018|Alaska Governor Bill Walker, Commentary, LNG|0 Comments

8-6-18 Alaska LNG Project Hires A New External Affairs Executive

AK losing ANWR $ BY CRAIGMEDRED ...The 49th state’s share of anticipated revenues from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is on the verge of being slashed by what could be close to $1 billion, and the state’s top elected officials seem strangely quiet. ...last year’s GOP-led tax cut that included a 50-50 state split of future ANWR royalty revenues ...U.S. House Committee on Appropriations approved a fiscal year 2019 Interior and Environment Bill that cut Alaska’s share of  ANWR royalty revenue to 47 percent. The other 3 percent is to be [...]

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 [...]

8-2-18 Today’s Alaska LNG Project Realities

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 [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

5-23-18 Walker Government And Xi Government Continue Alaska LNG Export Talks This Week

Gas/LNG Updates: Alaska-China Alaska mission to China kicks off with ceremony, trade talks…and speed dating/   Imagine flying all the way to China for a blind date. Or waiting for that Alaskan from halfway around the world to make the first move. In China, Alaska governor meets vice premier for trade talks.  Alaska Gov. Bill Walker along with state gas line corporation head Keith Meyer (Photo) met with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in Beijing early Monday morning. After ending trade talks in DC with an agreement to buy, China finds Alaska looking to sell. [...]

By |2018-05-23T08:41:20-09:00May 23rd, 2018|AGDC, Alaska Governor Bill Walker, China, LNG|0 Comments

5-9-18 Hendrix Moves To Alaska’s Private Sector, In Part

John Hendrix (photo) was hired to advise Gov. Bill Walker on oil and gas matters and give the governor some cover in an area where he badly needs credibility. That was nearly two years ago. Now, Hendrix is heading for the exit. Some had been courting him to run for governor himself, but instead, he's found a landing at NANA. See Must Read Alaska story here. P.S.  Here's a clip from Governor Walker's press release.  We'll be interested to see how this works out.   ("Mr. Hendrix will continue working with the [...]

By |2018-05-09T10:59:44-09:00May 9th, 2018|Alaska Governor Bill Walker|0 Comments

4-11-18

Canada's Pipeline Obstacles Ref: Our 4-7-18 Post Braid: Coming soon, the NDP bill to choke off fuel to BC.  Calgary Herald.  Called the Preserving Canada's Economic Prosperity Act, it will enable cuts ofAlberta fuel shipments to B.C.'s Lower Mainland. This will likely apply to oil, natural gas and refined products, including gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel. And the restrictions probably won't just apply to pipeline shipments. Insuring a pipeline: Kinder Morgan faces risks that only government can address.  CBC.ca.  The resulting Pipeline Debate was one of the most intense political events in Canadian history. The Conservatives under John Diefenbaker were strongly opposed, [...]