3-18-19 Lest We Forget: Alaska Once Had A Stable Investment Climate!

Correction: in our recent email alert we rightly associated Anchorage property taxpayers with proposed bonded indebtedness but inadvertently associated property taxpayers with a proposed liquor tax.  -dh Lest We Forget: Alaska Once Created Two Decades Of Investment/Tax/Economic/Social Stability Commentary by Dave Harbour TRANS ALASKA PIPELINE SYSTEM (TAPS) Thirty-Eight years ago today, Alaska created what was to be two decades of "quasi"-fiscal stability.  We say, "quasi" because even in the wake of "reform", politicians would continuously be seeking more revenue. But let us begin the story this way.  [...]

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 [...]

1-24-19 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 [...]

12-13-18 Canada’s Trudeau Caves In To UN Jurisdiction

We can almost predict where this is going.  After all, Canada is a world class energy producer.  Energy is where the money is.  The UN 3rd world states need money.  Why not by edict take the money from Canada?  -dh https://www.eastonspectator.com/2018/12/10/betrayal-trudeau-government-signs-un-global-compact-on-migration-dealing-a-devastating-blow-to-canadian-sovereignty/ Betrayal: Trudeau Government Signs UN Global Compact On Migration, Dealing A Devastating Blow To Canadian Sovereignty Michael EastonDecember 10, 2018 by Spencer Fernando December 10, 2018 By signing the UN Global Compact, Trudeau is setting up a steady erosion of Canada’s independence, taking power away from the Canadian People. [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

4-17-18 Canadian Pipeline Chaos Continues

Notley's Bill 12 'shows bold leadership,' say Alberta oil and gas producers.  CBC.ca.  Alberta's oil and gas producers are calling Bill 12 a regrettable but necessary step in the ongoing battle over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Bill 12, titled Preserving Canada's Economic Prosperity Act, gives the Alberta government the ability to retaliate against B.C. over any delays to the ... Bill 12 a necessary tool to get Trans Mountain built, says Alberta energy minister - CBC.ca Full Coverage Strident debate and government subsidies kill hopes of a wise pipelineresolution: Don Pittis.  CBC.ca.  ... after long discussion at various levels of government and industry — would severely [...]

By |2018-04-17T12:26:02-09:00April 17th, 2018|Canadian Energy Policy|0 Comments

4-15-18

ConocoPhillips confirms Willow discovery appraisal on ANS ConocoPhillips upped its five-well drilling campaign to a sixth with the 2018 Winter exploration and appraisal program on Alaska’s wester North Slope at the Willow discovery. Discovered in January 2017, the Tinmiaq 2 and 6 were drilled in early 2016 and encountered 72 ft and 42 ft of net pay, respectively. Juneau Empire Alaska Senate votes to spend Permanent Fund to balance portion of state deficit The House proposed giving the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation the ability to accept up to $1 billion in investments for the [...]

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, [...]

4-7-18 Canadian Liberals To The Rescue? Amazing Chutzpah!

Canadian liberals and their pro-anarchy, anti-pipeline, enviro-activist allies caused the death or delay of multiple pipeline modes capable of marketing Canadian oil & gas.  Now, with the economy crashing, liberals are positioning themselves as energy transportation saviors.  What Chutzpah!  -dh Justin Trudeau defends his support for oilsands and pipelines during Fort McMurray visit.  CBC.ca.  "For 10 years Stephen Harper talked the oilsands up and weren't able to get [pipelines] done." Trudeau said he looked forward to sitting down with industry leaders later Friday to hear more about how the Liberal government can improve oil and gas regulations. [...]

3-23-18 Which is worse off, Alaska or Alberta?

Commentary by Dave Harbour Which is worse off: Alaska or Alberta? Both are controlled by liberals (i.e. socialists).  Both are dependent on fossil energy -- and the pipelines transporting it.  Both prize expanding an ever-wanting-more entitlement voter base more than a taxpayer base of wealth-creating energy investors and WORKERS.   Liberal leaders of both spend billions more than they can afford.  Both have lost thousands of taxpayer workers while keeping tax beneficiaries mostly WHOLE.  Both project a better economic day...when the current crop of political 'leaders' are safely out of [...]

3-18-18 Historical Day For Alaska Tax History – CANADIAN PIPELINE SHOWDOWN!

Saskatchewan would support Alberta's decision to turn off oil taps CBC.ca.  "If the fuel tanks start to run dry because Premier Notley has turned the tap off, it won't be Saskatchewan filling them up," the premier told CBC Radio's The ... Though Saskatchewan isn't connected to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, the delays in getting the $7.4 billion expansion completed are ... Analyst warns British Columbia gas prices could soon hit a record high Calgary Herald (3-20-18 Update) Q. WHAT IS A FAIR SHARE OF OIL TAXATION: THE ETERNAL QUESTION A. fair share of oil taxation is whatever the [...]