7-28-2022 Celebtate another TAPS anniversary!

"MAKE IT MONDAY" FORUM 2022 TAPS Update with Alyeska Interim President Danika Yeager Monday, August 1 - Noon to 1 pm - Dena'ina Center This is a big year for the Trans Alaska Pipeline System as TAPS celebrates its 45th anniversary of operations and the first flow of Alaska North Slope crude oil from Pump Station 1. The day of this presentation, Aug. 1, marks the date in 1977 when Arco M/V Juneau departed the Valdez Marine Terminal with the first oil delivered through TAPS. Alyeska Interim President Danika [...]

4-5-2022 A Voting Day Message From A Treasured Alaska Philosopher*

(Opinion Column: Letter to the editor) A Voting Day Letter To Critical Thinking Citizens by Glen Biegel Dear Anchoragians (Anchorageites?): Glen Biegel   It's voting day. It's voting day because you really can't vote in person. There are 3 locations to vote: City Hall (hah!), the Loussac library, and the Town Center in Eagle River. Didn't know that, or you plan to stand in a 3+ hour long line on 'voting day' to vote? Ergo, today IS voting day.   The Day of Reckoning *I need your [...]

8-24-2021 Rumblings From Alberta’s Oil Patch

More deals expected in oil patch as Brookfield finally nabs Inter Pipeline Calgary Herald The dogged pursuit by suitor Brookfield Infrastructure Partners of Inter Pipeline Ltd. has paid off with its $8.6-billion takeover bid gaining the support of a majority of shareholders — setting the table for another oilpatch deal as more consolidation hits the sector....

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8-17-2021 Canadian Government Is Wise To Support Fossil Fuels

Canada's biggest public pensions heavily investing in fossil fuels, new report suggests CBC.ca The Canada Pension Plan's (CPP Investments) total fossil fuel investments ... a spokesperson for CPP Investments wrote in an email to CBC News. Abandoning oil and gas a utopian impossibility, Alberta's premier says Big finance considers climate change a major investment risk. Is your pension prepared?

By |2021-08-17T17:48:08-09:00August 17th, 2021|Canadian Energy Policy, Categories|0 Comments

3-19-21 Lest We Forget: Alaska Once Had A Stable Investment Climate!

  Lest We Forget: On March 18, 1981 Alaska Created Two Decades Of Investment/Tax/Economic/Social Stability Commentary by Dave Harbour (Video: Governor Jay Hammond and Legislature Define 'Fair Share' Of Petroleum Revenue 3-18-81 from Dave Harbour archives on Vimeo.) TRANS ALASKA PIPELINE SYSTEM (TAPS)  Four decades ago yesterday, 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.  1980-81 was an era when [...]

3-18-2021 Big & Challenging China Meeting In Alaska Today Likely Affects Alaska & US (& Australia, Canada, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Etc.) Energy Policies

Ted Talk: A 2018 Australian Perspective On China We ask ourselves: "Is there another path toward ultimate peace without demanding appeasement by/from either party?"  You be the judge.  -dh Advice To US Diplomats Meeting With Chinese Counterparts In Anchorage Today: Learn From The Past  Be aware that the July 27, 1953, Korean War Armistice was not a treaty.  Technically, we are still at war with two determined communist allies: China and North Korea. Be aware that a senior Chinese leader visited Alaska during Governor Sean [...]

2-9-21 Honoring Our Duty To Protect American Workers and Our Contracts

  https://www.westernjournal.com/surprising-absolutely-everyone-cbs-issues-scathing-report-badly-biden-betrayed-keystone-workers/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=aa-breaking&utm_campaign=can&utm_content=firefly CBS Issues Scathing Report on How  Keystone Union and Other Workers Were Betrayed by Kipp Jones CBS News profiled the devastating effects of President Joe Biden’s cancelation of the Keystone XL pipeline on American workers in a piece Thursday that eerily seemed like journalism. Are you ready to feel a little nostalgic? Get this: Biden’s establishment media enablers actually engaged in some honest reporting. It’s stunning but true. “On his first day in office, President Biden signed an executive order revoking the permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, [...]

11-26-2020 We Give Thanks Today. We Pray The Founders’ Vison Is Preserved!

Thanksgiving 2020 A Day Of Thanks For God, Country, Founders and Generations of Patriots America's Founders Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789 President George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation [New York, 3 October 1789] By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested [...]

By |2020-11-26T05:08:44-09:00November 26th, 2020|Canadian Energy Policy, Personal|0 Comments

10-5-20 We Thank Our Teacher, Dr. Stanley, For A Lifetime Of Service

View this email in your browser intouch.org | Donate  Share | Subscribe In the October 05 newsletter: Learn more about Dr. Stanley’s new relationship with First Baptist Atlanta and see how you can help advance the gospel around the world. HAVE YOU HEARD? In obedience to the Holy Spirit and leading of the Lord, Dr. Stanley has stepped down as senior pastor of First Baptist Atlanta and now holds the honorary title of pastor emeritus. But don’t worry. Dr. Stanley remains in good health and will continue to preach from the In Touch [...]

4-15-20 Alaska Joins Other States/Canadian Provinces In Shouldering Double Whammy: CCPVirus + Oil Price Collapse

Please find this MOST INFORMATIVE oil and gas presentation on current status of the industry by Canary, LLC CEO Dan K. Eberhart (@dankeberhart), delivered to members of the Alaska Support Industry Alliance on April 9. Double bonus: Here's Dan's current take on the Texas RRC consideration of ordering production cuts vs. free market forces...followed by this Yahoo report on the result of the hearing (i.e. a difficult decision for the 3 commissioners). -dh Must Read Alaska: Fradulent Oil Tax Initiative Signatures?! Has it ever been tougher for the state's [...]

3-24-20 Coronavirus and Saudi-Russia tiff effects continue to affect North American energy price/supply/demand

Canada Oil production cuts in Western Canada are imminent ,  Western Canada’s oil production will need to be cut by about 11% from April, or 440,000 b/d, due to the global oversupply created by the Covid-19 virus and ongoing oil price, said Rystad Energy. Suncor Energy cuts 2020 capital by $1.5 billion  Suncor has cut its 2020 capital program by $1.5 billion (Can.), or 26% compared to the original guidance midpoint, to $3.9-4.5 billion (Can.), in response to the decline in the crude oil price and uncertainty of the economic [...]

2-27-20 What Do Extremist Activists Want: More.

"Pity Canada's Bottomless Pit Of Extremist Wants" (Our Simple Commentary-dh) Arrests, travel disruptions as Wet'suwet'en solidarity protests spread across Canada.  CBC.ca.  ... continued to protest in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who oppose a $6-billion natural gas pipeline project in northern B.C.. Protesters end Hamilton rail blockade; highway 6 blockade at Caledonia continues.  CBC.ca.  The protest is in support of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who oppose the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline project in B.C. (Evan Mitsui/CBC) Ignoring concerns of energy-producing provinces could break democratic politics, Michael Ignatieff ... Calgary Herald.  ... including railroad blockades, protesting a B.C. [...]

2-22-2020 Alaska Gasline Development Corporation’s Joe Dubler Retires

Here's A CEO Job Opening For The Alaska Government's Gas Pipeline Scheme Alaska Journal of Commeerce Exerpt.  The temporary head of the state’s gasline agency announced his resignation Thursday morning. Interim Alaska Gasline Development Corp. President Joe Dubler (NGP Photo) made his retirement plans public at the corporation’s board meeting in Anchorage. He will remain at AGDC through May 2, he said. Dubler stepped into the lead role at the state-owned corporation in January 2019 after Gov. Mike Dunleavy made sweeping changes to the AGDC board of directors, which [...]

2-20-2020 “Alberta’s Lost Tax Advantage….” Beware Alaska, Texas and other oil producing areas….

Dear Dave, Today, the Fraser Institute released a new study, Alberta’s Lost Advantage on Personal Income Tax Rates. This study finds that the province’s top combined personal income tax rate is now more than 10 percentage points higher than the top rate in several other energy-producing jurisdictions. (More here....) Best, Niels Niels Veldhuis | President The Fraser Institute Why Does Our Headline Address Oil Taxes When The Fraser Study Regards Personal Income Tax (PIT)? ...because Alaska and Alberta alike have learned over the years that higher personal, sales, property [...]

By |2020-02-20T04:17:01-09:00February 20th, 2020|ACES, Alaska Taxes, Canadian Energy Policy|0 Comments

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 [...]

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