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 [...]

11-20-19 Quo Vadis, Canada?

Oh, Canada!  Where art thy liberals taking thee? BC introduces gas price transparency law forcing companies to reveal data Calgary Herald  No one from the Canadian Fuels Association, the voice of transportation fuels industry in Canada, was immediately available to comment on the ... Environment groups say climate change should dominate cabinet mandate  Calgary Herald  The shuffle is to be the first sign of the tone Trudeau will set as the head of a ... pipeline expansion and grow Canada's liquefied natural gas sector. One year on, most oil-and-gas bailout money has moved, federal government says  CBC.ca  Canada's $1.6-billion bailout for Alberta's battered oil industry [...]

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 [...]

11-10-19 Alberta’s Patience Is Tested Over Oil & Gas, Etc. Federal Policies

Red Deer, Alta. — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney outlined on Saturday the mandate for a new panel that will study what the province should demand as a “fair deal for Alberta” in Confederation, including looking at ways that will take back provincial powers that have been ceded to Ottawa.   ...   “We’ve had it with Ottawa’s indifference to this adversity. Albertans have been working for Ottawa for too long, it’s time for Ottawa to start working for us,” Kenney declared in his speech to the Alberta Manning Networking Conference.  ...  [...]

10-1-19 Canadian Energy Turmoil

Just how split are Canadians on resource development and climate action? Calgary Herald,   A quick glance at the federal election campaign shows a deep chasm between the sides, with more name calling than a schoolyard squabble over issues such as national climate targets and developing oil and natural gas resources. It’s not a national conversation; it’s a Canadian quarrel. From Halifax to Vancouver, the bickering has entrenched groups on each side talking past each other. From a business perspective, organizations from across the country representing large urban centres are [...]

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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

5-2-19 Will Canadians Wake Up And Support Their Pipeline Lifelines?

Breakenridge: High gasoline prices in BC could drive a pipeline solution. Calgary Herald. With gasoline prices in B.C.'s Lower Mainland setting record highs, Kenney took to Twitter to declare that “the solution to B.C. soaring gas prices is ... Junior producer cites gas prices, tax bills, court decision as it shuts down.  Calgary Herald.  ... on low natural gas prices and high lease and property tax bills, along with capacity constraints on TransCanada Corp.'s NGTL gas pipeline system. Public hearing on Bill C-48's oil tanker ban set to begin Edmonton.  CBC.ca. Public hearing on Bill C-48's oil tanker ban set to begin Edmonton [...]

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 [...]