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 [...]

8-20-18

Finally, Alaska politicians may realize that a state government risks much by trying to negotiate fairly with ChiComs.... China Reportedly Probed Alaskan Networks Ahead of Governor's Trade Mission  Government Technology.  The state's Department of Natural Resources is a key state agency involved in the Alaska LNGproject that helps oversee the oil and gas industry. Story from Alaska Public Media by Rashah McChesney. ... (Priscilla Moriuchi is)  the Director of Strategic Threat Development and supervises the team at Recorded Future that put out a report on the surveillance. The report details evidence that computers at Tsinghua University [...]

8-8-18 Will Alaskans Let A CABAL Kill Their Economy?

Killing Alaska's Pioneering State Economy by Dave Harbour Here is a grassroots program designed to kill 49th state free enterprise.  This socialist feat is accomplished by creating an Enviro-Industrial-Governmental Cabal model with insufficient means of sustaining itself in the free market.  It reflects the same thinking that permits current Alaskan leadership to ignore prudent budgeting during a fiscal crisis while attempting to marry Alaska's future with Chinese Communist energy and finance companies in consummating an as yet infeasible LNG project.  We don't know whether to label such leadership "narcissistic", "naively well [...]

5-18-19 NATIONAL OCEAN POLICY COUNCIL REPORT

I. Capitol Hill Ocean Week Set for June 5-6 II. Gulf of Mexico Alliance to Hold All Hands Meeting in June III. Northeast RPB Releases Agenda for June Meeting IV. Mid-Atlantic RPB Announces Save the Date for August Meeting V. Updates Announced for Northeast Ocean Data Portal  VI. Advisory Council Approves Flower Garden Banks Expansion Recommendation VII. OMB Seeks Comments on Potential Maritime Regulatory Reforms VIII. Comments Sought on Environmental Effects of Polar Icebreaker Program IX. NOAA Science Advisory Board to Hold Public Meeting X. Marine Mammal Commission to [...]

2-17-18 Alaska LNG Planners Are Busy, Busy, Busy, but….

Alaska gas project bureaucrats are busy, busy, busy. But since the economics are not yet supportive of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) scheme, to what end is the government controlled organization busy?  -dh P.S.  If the economic stars are not aligned for AGDC, why would the Chinese be interested?  Even if the Chinese are interested, what convinces AGDC that China as a long term contract partner, in a multi-tens of billions of dollars project, would be reliable?  Does Alaska's governor plan to use the state's savings account to [...]

12-13-17 By Not Electing Clinton, Alaska and the Nation Dodged A Mortal Attack On Energy and Other Free Enterprises

Alaska U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan. Northern Gas Pipelines Photo by Dave Harbour We are grateful to Alaska U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan for spearheading this vital, under-reported hearing.  Now to repeal all aspects of President Obama's unilateral Ocean Policy attack on America! Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard yesterday held an oversight hearing on the National Ocean Policy (NOP), featuring the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Long Island Commercial Fishing Association, and Family Farm Alliance, along with minority witness Kathy Metcalf of [...]

2-9-17 U.S. Congress Tries To Correct Obama Attack On State Land Use Control

To our Canadian & U.S. marketers Note from our Mid-Atlantic energy analyst guru: "...the market will not see a further meaningful increase in crude oil without some weakening of the dollar.   Also, natural gas will be hard pressed to move with conviction until the cost of capital (as indicated by the rate on the benchmark ten-year bond) rises." From our Southeast Alaska friend Denny DeWitt comes this letter requesting the Alaska Delegation to use the  Congressional Regulatory Review Act (CRA) to stop implementation of the new ROD for the Tongass Management [...]

5-9-16 Congress Should Kill Funding For President’s Unlawful Ocean Policy Initiative

The Congress should kill direct AND indirect funding of the White House's illegal ocean policy initiative that 1) avoided Congressional authority; 2) sidestepped proper Congressional fund authorization and 3) is causing the private sector untold millions in new and potential compliance costs while 4) potentially keeping even more American Great Lakes, Oceans, Rivers, Tributaries, Ponds areas off limits to traditional and multiple use activity.  -dh We hope the private sector -- supported by local government elected leaders and Members of Congress -- will testify IN DROVES NEXT TUESDAY at the [...]

Action Alert: Testify Today!

Dear Readers:  Please review our OCS hearing post yesterday...right here.  Below is an RDC alert dispatched today, on the same subject! Dave   TODAY'S OCS HEARING ALERT FROM RDC: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding public meetings in Anchorage (Tuesday, April 5) and Ninilchik(Wednesday, April 6) on the new five-year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leasing program for 2017-2022. The program evaluates 13 potential sales in six planning areas, including three potential sales off the coast of Alaska. We need to defend the Alaska lease sales and show Alaskans [...]

Big Alaska OCS Hearing Schedule Kicks Off Tomorrow In Anchorage

KTUU Television.  Oil production in Alaska increased ... during the last 12 months, the first year-over-year production increase the state has seen since 2002. See Alberta Job Losses, Bottom, Column Right From the Anchorage Office of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) we received this note over the weekend from Michael Haller: Good Afternoon Dave: I haven't seen you in a while, but wanted to pass personal thanks for getting our info up on the NGP website for all to see and be aware of. These are important meetings [...]

9-29-15 More Fallout Follows Shell’s Withdrawal From Alaska’s OCS Potential

See more of yesterday's reports and reactions from U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (NGP Photo), various news sources yesterday, more sources today, and our commentary. Here is Tuesday's Early Report... ...in wake of Shell's announcement yesterday that after $7 billion invested and over a half decade of delay and disruption mostly caused by America's government, it is withdrawing from Arctic OCS exploration.  See statements (below) by Governor Walker, Alaska Oil and Gas Association, Consumer Energy Alliance, Congressman Don Young (NGP Photo) and American Energy Alliance.  (Search our archives for many other Shell Oil [...]

2-22-15 Feds Create Con To Coerce Cash From National Petroleum Reserve Producer

Alaska Journal of Commerce by Andrew Jensen.  The $8 million exacted from ConocoPhillips in order to receive its permit to construct the Greater Moose’s Tooth-1 project in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska is a rather elegant combination of old school protection rackets and third world government kickbacks.

2-17-15 “Here’s What I Would Do If I Were President”

Personal: We join our Fairbanks friends in lamenting the passing of our dear friend, Bob Bettisworth.  -dh As Interior Secretary Sally Jewell arrives in Alaska, North Slope Borough Mayor Charlotte Brower (NGP Photo) writes that ANWR, "...wilderness proponents ... completely ignore the plight of my people, the Iñupiat."   Read more here. What Would You Do If You Were President? By Dave Harbour On Sunday, Fox News interviewed one of the wisest combat leaders of the modern era, Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney, USAF-Retired (NGP Photo), co-author of Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory [...]

2-3-15 Alaska’s Challenge of Cash & Energy Shortage: Part II

CEA President David Holt (NGP Photo) was the guest on several radio interviews discussing the Arctic for All campaign, America's energy revolution, Alaska's role in domestic energy production and the importance of offshore energy resources.  Anchorage's KBYR featured Holt on the Mornings with Michael Dukes Show. He was also a guest on the nationally syndicated Radio America: Neal Asbury’s Made in America Show.   Hear the interviews here! The Hill Op-ed by Mead Treadwell (NGP Photo). ...the Obama administration is in a tizzy to solidify its Arctic strategy. January in particular has been quite busy for the [...]

1-29-15 Shell To Explore Chukchi Sea This Summer!

Shell Plans To Explore The Chukchi This Summer! Related Photo Cutline, Journal of Commerce, by Tim Bradner.  Alaska Gasline Development Corp. President Dan Fauske (NGP Photo) said the change in the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project to increase the capacity to a 36-inch diameter and use high-strength steel could allow up to 2.6 billion cubic feet per day to be shipped. That improves the economics of the project compared to previous restrictions that limited it to no more than 500 million cubic feet per day.  (Bradner's is one of the most [...]