2-3-2020 RCA Takes Additional Pipeline Transfer Comments At Tomorrow’s Hearing

We Urge Our Readers To Comment On The  Applications Allowing Hilcorp (Harvest Alaska LLC) To Acquire BP's Alaska Oil Transportation Assets! Here is our 1-20-2020 report  Scroll down for instructions on how to have your voice heard! Notice of Public Input Hearing RCA Chairman Robert Pickett replaced your publisher on the Commission in 2008. Due to his widely respected and highly acclaimed regulatory work, he was reappointed in 2014 and is likely to be reappointed to a third term beginning on March 1, according to our sources. -dh [...]

1-10-2020 Thar’s Gold In Them Thar Hills! … Gold and Oil are Geese That Lay Golden Economic Eggs

NEWS BULLETIN January 10, 2020 --- Vol. 26, No.03 January 2020 Readers, this is a complimentary copy of today's bulletin that is normally sent only to our paid News Bulletin Service subscribers. The bulletins are emailed periodically with the latest breaking major news, often uncovered by Petroleum News staff OR breaking news that we have been given exclusive early access to. To subscribe to our News Bulletin Service please reply to this email and at a rate of $3.39 per week we will include you for 1 or 2 [...]

11-30-19 RDC Conference Touts O&G. Mining, Tourism, Ocean Policy, Forestry Opportunity

Alaskanomics's Blog The 40th Annual Alaska Resources ConferencePosted: 29 Nov 2019 03:37 PM PSTLast week, the Resource Development Council (RDC) hosted its 40th Annual Alaska Resources Conference in Anchorage. The event is the chance for leaders from the tourism, fishery, oil and gas, mining, and forestry industries to come together and share highlights and frustrations from the past year and look forward to the coming year.Overall the presenters and attendees were optimistic about the future of the resources industries in Alaska. There were concerns due to the tariffs being raised on fish, timber, [...]

11-22-19 CeraWeek In Houston. Why Go?

Q.  Why should our readers attend CeraWeek in Houston? Dan Yergin, NGP file photo, by Dave Harbour (NARUC). A.  Because our old friend from Arctic Gas days in the '70s, Daniel Yergin, invites us to the most important energy conference of the year! (Note: Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman IHS Markit, CERAWeek Chairman and James Rosenfield, Senior Vice President, IHS Markit, CERAWeek Founder & Co-Chairman, co-host CERAWeek.) Waves of Change: Charting the Energy Future Energy Secretary Rick Perry. NGP file Photo by Dave Harbour Strategic confrontation and fractious geopolitics, disruptive [...]

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 [...]

11-8-19 Governor Mike Dunleavy Returns From Natural Resource Trade Mission To Japan

Governor Dunleavy and First Lady’s Trade Mission to Japan.  ENERGY was in the spotlight! November 7, 2019 (Anchorage, AK) – Governor Michael J. Dunleavy and First Lady Rose Dunleavy today returned from their first trade mission to Japan dedicated to promoting Alaska’s abundant natural resources. On Tuesday, November 5, Governor Dunleavy spoke at the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Seafood Trade Luncheon to an audience that included representatives from the major seafood companies operating in Japan and Alaska.   “Alaska’s fisheries management is the gold standard of sustainability, a model for [...]

11-2-19 Is Alaska’s Economy Finally On the Move!?

Third Quarter Alaska Employment Numbers Commentary: The good employment news below is all about a dynamic Alaska oil industry on the cutting edge of new technology.  Longtime Alaskans know that oil not only supports industry jobs, but pays the lions share of government budgets that also fund education, public works, public safety and infrastructure for retail, tourism and commercial fishing industries and JOBS!  We're even pleased to spot signs of a new LNG project for commercializing Alaska North Slope gas.  But a lawyer is a major sponsor of a voters [...]

6-17-19 ConocoPhillips Acquires Caelus’ North Slope Nuna Discovery Acreage

ConocoPhillips Signs Agreement with Caelus Natural Resources to Acquire Nuna Discovery Acreage ConocoPhillips Alaska (COPA) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC to acquire 100 percent of the Nuna discovery, located just east of the Colville River and approximately five miles southwest of the Oooguruk Field. The Nuna prospect was announced as a discovery in 2012. The purchase includes 11 tracts covering 21,000 acres. Over the next several years, COPA will appraise Nuna with a goal toward making a final investment [...]

3-6-19 Closest Ever To Achieving ANWR

(View Hearing Live at 1:20 p.m. ADT here. Scroll down for details.) TODAY'S THE DAY: Alaska is the closest it's ever been to achieving access to oil and gas on ANWR's Coastal Plain TODAY we ALERT our readers who happen to be in Anchorage to attend an Alaska legislative hearing to support BLM's leasing program. We hope many of our readers will join us TODAY at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office (LIO) at 1:20 p.m. for a public hearing on Senate Joint Resolution 7 (SJR 7), which advocates for [...]

By |2019-03-06T11:34:29-09:00March 6th, 2019|ANWR, Arctic Policy, Commentary, Federal Progress|2 Comments

2-13-19 Monday’s ANWR Hearing and Rally

We were proud of our fellow Alaskans who participated in a "Support ANWR" rally during the course of BLM's ANWR hearing! NOTE: YOU may still provide comment until March 13. For the Archives: BLM's 2-11-19 ANWR Hearing, Anchorage, Alaska BLM's Documents, Including the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to implement an oil and gas leasing program within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain.  Resource Development Council for Alaska's Agenda Alaska Support Industry Alliance's After Meeting Commentary Alaska Public Media's Take Our Monday 2-11-19 Commentary and Our Email Alert [...]

By |2019-02-13T07:19:51-09:00February 13th, 2019|ANWR, Arctic Policy, Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary|0 Comments

2-11-19 Could this be one of the last ANWR hearings? Not likely, But This Is A Big One!

Another ANWR Hearing...TODAY? Don't Get Public Hearing Testimony Fatigue.  Every Hearing Produces A Record.   Decisions That Benefit or Hurt Our Families Are Partly Based On That Record! by Dave Harbour Today in Anchorage the Interior Department will hold what is, hopefully, one of the last hearings dealing with the environmental impact statement preceding the leasing of a small section of the huge Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil & gas exploration and perhaps, eventually, development. See the point? Dulles Airport area, within 1.5 million area, within 19.6 million [...]

2-8-19 Alaskans: Prepare for Monday!

Not Just For Alaskans Alert and Commentary: Monday! Joe Balash, Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. NGP File Photo by Dave Harbour Alaskans who can should turn out en masse for a federal public hearing on Monday by 1 p.m.!  For years the Alaska legislature, Governors and state organizations like the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (i.e. IOGCC & NARUC) have been advocating for the environmentally responsible development of a small sliver of the 1002 [...]

1-3-19 Shell Leads Big Canadian LNG Project

Comment: Alaskan investors have have been trying to engineer an economically feasible, North Slope LNG export project for over 40 years. British Columbia, also has LNG fever.  It struggles with a half dozen economically feasible export schemes -- occasionally confounded by Aboriginal claims, environmental activist obstruction and now, low LNG prices flowing from depressed world economies and a plethora of competitive LNG projects (See CBC review below). Unlike Alaska, the overwhelming majority of worldwide LNG export projects do not carry the burden of having to finance an 800 mile [...]

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 [...]