1-9-18 PANMUNJOM SUMMIT ON KOREAN DMZ IS IN TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT! – Calling For Gas Pipeline Contractors/Operators, Ukraine! Be A Pioneer!

To our pipeline contractor/TSO friends: Kiev, Ukraine Your author serves on the board of the Export Council for Alaska.  Today we learn that the Ukrainian Government is looking for potential Gas Transportation System Operator partners. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine invites potential Gas Transportation System Operators (TSO) to the preliminary consultations and discussion on possible conditions for the upcoming tender to attract potential TSO partner(s) to operate in newly created PJSC Main Gas Pipelines of Ukraine.  Here is the formal announcement.  Contact the following Commercial Specialist for additional assistance: Myroslava Myrtsalo, Commercial [...]

12-29-17 Another Pipedream Hits The Dust

Editorial Comment: Your author served as director of public affairs for the Arctic Gas Project in the 1970s, a  component of which was a Mackenzie Delta gas transportation project. Canada's National Energy Board killed that project and your author then served as advisor to the Foothills (i.e. Alaska highway route) pipeline project which separated itself from the Mackenzie project.  That project proved to be infeasible in the 1980s as did a Dempster Highway alternative for Mackenzie Delta gas (i.e. Maple Leaf project). During the 80s your author served as government relations [...]

12-21-17 Yesterday Was A Historical and Memorable Day For Alaska … And The Nation!

Trump's EPA Could Open Door For Alaska Gold And Copper Mine.  A proposed gold and copper mine in Southwest Alaska is one step closer to becoming a reality this week: On Monday the company behind Pebble Mine announced a new investor. Second big Pebble announcement: Permit application on Friday.  Just days after Northern Dynasty Minerals of Canada announced it had brought on a major partner, the company today says it has final paperwork ready to file for a major permit… Alaska And The Nation Will Now Have ANWR Support For America's New [...]

12-15-17

Russia Wins in Arctic After U.S. Fails to Kill Giant Gas Project By Jack Farchy and Elena Mazneva Building the $27 billion Yamal liquefied natural gas project meant shipping more than 5 million tons of materials to construct a forest of concrete and steel 600 kilometers north of the Arctic circle, where temperatures can drop to -50 degrees celsius and the sun disappears for two months straight. Yet those challenges weren’t as tough as the U.S. sanctions imposed in 2014, forcing a complete refinancing just as construction was about to start. Jacques [...]

11-18-17 On the Road

Dear Reader: We're on the road: Cuenca, Ecuador to Houston to El Paso to Anchorage. During occasional breaks, we'll add whatever northern energy related news might add to the value of our archives. -Dave Relevant clips.... Yukon mine would require $100M worth of electricity COMMON CORE MATH ON GASLINE: Details recently released by the Alaska Gasline Development Agency show that China would get 75 percent of the gas from the Alaska LNG gasline, and other Asian countries would get the other 25 percent. Alaska would get ... the remaining [...]

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11-14-17

Canada Council turns down request from Farkas and Colley-Urquhart to delay SWBRT. Calgary Herald.  It's expected construction on this leg of the southwest BRT will start as soon as ATCO is done high-pressure gas line replacement work on 14th Street.

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11-13-17 What Of The McKenzie Valley Gas Pipeline?

  Dave Harbour in Inuvik to chair Pipeline Panel, Inuvik Petroleum Conference, June 2002. As Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway opens, will the $300M price tag be worth it?.   CBC.ca.  But with amoratorium on oil and gas development in the Arctic for the ... the Mackenzie Gas Project — also known as the Mackenzie Valley pipeline....  

11-2-17 ALERT FOR TODAY: MOSTLY FOR AMERICANS!

AIDEA approves sale of LNG plant to Fairbanks gas utility, Alaskajournal.com -- IGU demands changes to Pentex deal  -- AIDEA rules to keep on trucking to natural gas-starved Fairbanks -- Pipe dream – Craig Medred N.W.T. premier issues 'red alert' on 'colonial' attack on territory's oil and gas future.  Premier Bob McLeod (NGP Photo by Dave Harbour) says it is offensive and patronizing for southern Canadians to tell northerners they can't benefit from oil and gas development because it's time to save the planet. Our Friends at Resource Development Council for Alaska alert us that TODAY: [...]

10-19-17 One Great Alaska Gas Boondoggle – WHY WE ARE SO PROUD OF EPA TODAY!

TODAY WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THE EPA AND HERE'S WHY! And Today ... ...we draw reader attention to the enormous waste of money called the Alaska LNG Project. Tomorrow ... Alaska Governor Bill Walker. Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour ...we will draw attention to the enormous waste and foolish decision making accompanying the subsidized, so-called Interior Energy Project: a misguided and uneconomic effort to provide 'affordable' gas to the Fairbanks area.  What do the two projects have in common: Alaska Governor Bill Walker, their biggest advocate! [...]

10-13-17 Unhappy Case Histories: Canadians and Americans Can Learn From Each Other

Representative Rob Bishop, courtesy Civil Services. Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White to chair the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Chairman Rob Bishop released the following statement: “Kathleen Hartnett White is a great choice to help the administration realign priorities at CEQ. Over the past eight years, this executive office has attempted to use the National Environmental Policy Act as a tool to stonewall any project with a federal nexus. I look forward to working with her on a long overdue streamlining of [...]

10-12-17 Your Northern Energy Update

Warning: Alaska treads troubled economic waters in the middle of a fiscal storm.  Politicians are making the financial crisis worse by creating state subsidies and ratepayer risks.  The story below again reminds us of the Administration's payoff to Interior Alaska supporters via a subsidized Fairbanks gas utility (i.e. when South Central's Enstar customers paid for their own).   Not to mention the otherwise uneconomic Fire Island wind generation project and an infeasible Alaska LNG\pipeline scheme.   Note how two local politicians in the story below are discussing a strategy for squeezing [...]

10-11-17 Chairman Bishop Moves to Reform Antiquities Act Abuse – and – Oh Canada!

Representative Rob Bishop, courtesy Civil Services. Yesterday, we provided a commentary by U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop on the subject of, "Antiquities Act is a Menace to Constitutional Government, Part I."   Today, we provide his Part II, follow-up commentary along with committee action to cure the Act from future abuse.  Please scroll down.   This commentary also appeared earlier this morning in the Washington Examiner.  -dh Subcommittee Chairmen Respond to Antiquities Act Reform Legislation  TODAY, the Committee will markup H.R. 3990, [...]

10-6-17 Friday’s Much Ado About Energy … And Politics!

The Energy World Under President Trump For the energy scholars among us, this Reuters article has it all: from oil & gas to coal, Paris climate change accord, and alternative energy.  While we respect the research and statistics, we could call into question some of the journalism that leans leftward.  With that caveat, it is a piece worth maintaining in our archives and a ready reference for those of you who will be giving speeches in the near future.  We say, "near future" because the energy landscape is constantly [...]

9-12-17 TODAY: Major Improvements For Federal Land Access!

TODAY: US Congress Moves Toward Land Access For Energy and Outdoor Sports Live Webcast: Click HERE to watch the markup beginning at 4:00 PM ET Remarks as prepared for delivery: “Today, the Committee will consider several important bipartisan bills, beginning with H.R. 3668—the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement, or SHARE Act. This legislation strengthens the foundation of our country’s hunting and fishing heritage and helps ensure the next generation of sportsmen and women continue to enjoy access to our nation’s federal lands and waterways to carry out these activities and traditions. “Sportsmen [...]

8-17-17 Again, We’re Reminded Of Alaska-Canadian Gas Pipeline History + The Passing Of An Alaskan Dowager

Alaska's Dowager Statewide Paper Besieged by Creditors Public Domain Photo: Anchorage Daily Times, 6-3-1942. (Reminder: please scroll down for two more commentaries on Canadian / Alaska oil and gas issues and history....) In this case: dow·a·ger, ˈdouəjər/, noun.  Definition: a widow with a title or property derived from her late husband.  e.g. "the dowager duchess".  Informal, a dignified elderly woman.   Commentary:  Our "dowager" description of Alaska's successor statewide newspaper is descriptive, however flawed.  For the Anchorage Daily News (ADN), now the Alaska Dispatch News (ADN), did acquire the assets of Anchorage's legacy newspaper, the [...]