3-26-19 Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy Works to ‘Bring Home the Bacon’ From CERA Week!

Michael J. Dunleavy in Special Dialogue... Dan Yergin, NGP file photo, by Dave Harbour (NARUC). ...with Dr. Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman IHS Markit 24:19.  (Note: Your publisher first met Dr. Yergin in the 1970s when the latter was a rising star in the energy/environmental consulting field.) Report: On Friday, March 22, 2019, Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy addressed a crowded room at the international energy conference known as CERAWeek, an annual gathering in Houston, TX attended by more than 4,500 individuals from over 70 countries and regions. [...]

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.  [...]

3-15-19 We Vote to Confirm Commissioner Brune

Jason Brune. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour Dear Readers: Today, you'll see my testimony (below) in support of a great, accomplished professional to be confirmed as Alaska's Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. But over half our readers are outside Alaska in the Lower 48 and Canada.  Why should they care?  Because this is an example of why remaining silent loses freedom. Here we have a highly qualified person appointed to his cabinet by Governor Michael Dunleavy.  Commissioner Brune now needs to be [...]

By |2019-03-15T11:20:41-09:00March 15th, 2019|Commentary|3 Comments

3-6-19 Closest Ever To Achieving ANWR

(View Hearing Live at 1:20 p.m. ADT here. Scroll down for details.) TODAY'S THE DAY: Alaska is the closest it's ever been to achieving access to oil and gas on ANWR's Coastal Plain TODAY we ALERT our readers who happen to be in Anchorage to attend an Alaska legislative hearing to support BLM's leasing program. We hope many of our readers will join us TODAY at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office (LIO) at 1:20 p.m. for a public hearing on Senate Joint Resolution 7 (SJR 7), which advocates for [...]

By |2019-03-06T11:34:29-09:00March 6th, 2019|ANWR, Arctic Policy, Commentary, Federal Progress|2 Comments

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

1-7-19 FLNG Comment – and – Changing World Fiscal Systems

NGI by Charlie Passut.   Alaska and three Chinese companies have agreed to a six-month extension to negotiate and conclude definitive agreements for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the state, despite an ongoing U.S.-Sino trade war. The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC), China's state-owned Sinopec Group, the Bank of China and CIC Capital, a subsidiary of China Investment Corp., agreed to extend the deadline for an agreement until June 30. The four parties (See Footnote) signed a joint development agreement (JDA) in November 2017 to develop the Alaska LNG project, which is [...]

1-3-19 Shell Leads Big Canadian LNG Project

Comment: Alaskan investors have have been trying to engineer an economically feasible, North Slope LNG export project for over 40 years. British Columbia, also has LNG fever.  It struggles with a half dozen economically feasible export schemes -- occasionally confounded by Aboriginal claims, environmental activist obstruction and now, low LNG prices flowing from depressed world economies and a plethora of competitive LNG projects (See CBC review below). Unlike Alaska, the overwhelming majority of worldwide LNG export projects do not carry the burden of having to finance an 800 mile [...]

12-14-18 A Citizen’s View Of The Two Alaska Gasline-LNG Projects

AK-LNG & ASAP: A Citizen Considers the Risks of Continuing Government Ownership by Dave Harbour How would you cope with the smorgasbord of problems/challenges Mike Dunleavy, assumed upon being sworn in as Alaska's Governor in early December? Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy Some of the challenges blocking Alaska’s road to economic recovery -- and obscuring its natural beauty -- include: a fiscal crisis and annual budget deficits, billions in state employee unfunded pension liability, the highest unemployment rate in the nation, growing crime, an amazingly burdensome array of [...]

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. [...]

12-11-18 Alaska’s Russian Neighbor On The Other Side Of The Arctic Ocean Is Now Exporting LNG

All About Yamal, Alaska & Competitors Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy Our consistent opinion throughout these pages is that government undertakes a fool's errand when it shifts its focus from its basic safety & management functions to other shiny objects outside its Constitutional authority. A $40-60 billion Arctic gas/LNG project is challenge enough for several of the largest oil company risk takers in the world.  But trying to own and control such a project -- as Alaska's previous governor tried to do -- is far, far beyond the [...]

11-19-2018

Gasline board approves formation of holding companies Alaskajournal.com Unanimously approved by the AGDC board of directors at its Nov. 8 meeting, 8-Star Alaska LLC provides the state-owned parent corporation with a ... New governor offers hints at Alaska megaproject's future E&E News Speaking at the AGDC board of director's monthly meeting, Meyer talked about the corporation's recent discussions with Federal Energy Regulatory ... With the election over, what's next for the gas line? Anchorage Daily News The dust is settling from the Nov. 6 elections, and many people are wondering whether Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy will [...]

By |2018-11-19T10:24:20-09:00November 19th, 2018|AGDC, Alaskanomics, Commentary, LNG|0 Comments

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 [...]