8-1-20 First Things First Alaska Foundation Identifies Importance of Mining to Alaska

Dear Alaskan: The economic benefits of mining are integral to the quality of life in Alaska.  In a May 2018 report on the mining's industry's impacts in Southeast Alaska alone, t was reported to be responsible for 1,600 direct and indirect jobs, $121,000,000 in direct and indirect wages, $3,800,000 paid to local governments through property and sales taxes, and $246,000 in contributions to about 120 nonprofit organizations. This economic impact is vital to the wellbeing of our communities. The statement above is taken from a letter to the DOWA [...]

A Plea For CoronaVirus Legal Protection – Roger Jenkins Passes

A Plea For Federal Lawsuit Protection Among others, restaurants will never be the same —if they fully recover at all. Distancing is impossible for chefs and others. Wiping down everything thoroughly and consistently after every guest is impossible. Masks are uniformly worn by employees? Forget it. Consistent enforcement of bureaucratic rules for every bar and Restaurant will make customer service wait staff into Gestapo agents. There may only be one fighting chance -- right now -- for Congress/POTUS to enact medical lawsuit restrictions and ironclad protection to businesses and [...]

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5-27-20 Why An Alaska North Slope Gas Pipeline Is Infeasible. Is the Recovery of Oil Demand and Pricing Real?

Current Petroleum News Headlines Alyeska oil prorations now at 95% inventory; supply chain clearing - 05/24/2020 (Full story) Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. has adjusted oil flow prorations on the trans-Alaska pipeline system to a 95% proration as of May 15, up from an 85% proration in place earlier in May. “At TAPS, we're confident the supply chain has stabilized,” We're ramping back up and as of last Friday are back to saf.... Oil Patch bits: New features added to Lynden's mobile app - 05/24/2020 (Login to read Full story) As reported by Lynden News May [...]

5-23-20 China Is A Growing Threat to North and South America…and to the World

Northern Gas Pipelines Published by Dave Harbour · 32 mins ·  Here is a highly articulate Chinese woman’s summary of the Chinese Communist Party’s destructive threat to the free world. It seems the CCPVirus is but the tip of the iceberg. National defense considerations include the Chinese Communist interest in acquiring energy properties throughout North and South America in addition to other "belt and highway" targets world-wide. -dh https://tinyurl.com/y7bo4kbj Saturday We Said, “Canada’s Pipe Policy Pursues Perplexity“ (Today, 8-20-18, it’s Alaska’s Turn) We say Alaska pursues perfidy because it does.  Everyone [...]

3-10-20 Obesity A National Security Threat?

The good General says obesity was a national security problem in this 2012 video. His words undoubtedly apply to first responders and new energy industry employees as well.  Note: imagine the challenge today's employers have when faced with a MAJORITY of young applicants handicapped by both obesity and/or substance abuse!  Can you find fault in his report, below?  If not, we have work to do with school boards and parenting, no? -dh    

By |2020-03-09T22:57:03-09:00March 9th, 2020|Commentary|0 Comments

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. [...]

2-13-2020 Pebble Area Native Leaders Push Back Against Tribal Critics

Thanks to Must Read Alaska for this important Pebble Mine perspective! ...“The fact that our colleagues in the indigenous community would take an action against us without consultation is particularly disappointing. We have been engaged in the Pebble issue for nearly fifteen years. We have concerns about a mine near our communities, yet we also have concerns about the significant lack of economic opportunity for our people. We have put up with so-called regional and tribal organizations that tell the world that they speak with a united voice on [...]

2-11-2020 Killing Our Way Of Life?

The Real Objective Of Killing Domestic Production Is To Kill Capitalism See today's tweet and link to our "Killing Capitalism" commentary.  -dh   Right, @TexasAllianceEP, and would also shift exploration & production to areas with less concern for reasonable environmental standards! So once again, the goal of anti-oil folks is not to save the environment but to kill US capitalism. https://t.co/XQ9J7O1kLV https://t.co/URB49M1aEd — NorthernGasPipelines (@daveharbour) February 11, 2020

2-8-2020 The Economic Foundation For America’s Success

Yes, America's Economic Foundation Is DOMESTIC ENERGY! by Dave Harbour We can easily imagine the poverty and adversity that would befall North America should a Bernie-style socialist become the Commander in Chief. Remember the plague of regulations and political obstacles the Obama administration created to inhibit energy exploration, production and distribution?  With a proclaimed socialist president in power, our energy strength could be decemated during just one presidential term with the rest of the economic cards falling into the collapsed foundation. For proof, just look to the destruction of [...]

2-6-2020 A Personal Note: Nancy Harbour

Alaska Journal of Commerce Cites Nancy Harbour's Long and Distinguished Career At the Alaska Center For the Performing Arts The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts board of directors announced that President and Chief Operating Officer Nancy Harbour will retire effective Jan. 31 and will be succeeded by Codie Costello, who is anticipated to assume the role in February. Harbour has been the organization’s president and COO since 1997, first joining ACPA as the director of development when the doors opened in 1988. In 2005, Costello moved to Alaska from New York, [...]

By |2020-02-09T12:23:16-09:00February 6th, 2020|Commentary, Personal|0 Comments

2-3-2020 RCA Takes Additional Pipeline Transfer Comments At Tomorrow’s Hearing

We Urge Our Readers To Comment On The  Applications Allowing Hilcorp (Harvest Alaska LLC) To Acquire BP's Alaska Oil Transportation Assets! Here is our 1-20-2020 report  Scroll down for instructions on how to have your voice heard! Notice of Public Input Hearing RCA Chairman Robert Pickett replaced your publisher on the Commission in 2008. Due to his widely respected and highly acclaimed regulatory work, he was reappointed in 2014 and is likely to be reappointed to a third term beginning on March 1, according to our sources. -dh [...]

1-20-2020 RCA Rejects Hilcorp-BP Filing And Orders A Hearing – Climate Change: What Do You Believe?

Kids' climate change lawsuit tossed out by federal appeals court Publisher's note: Don't forget that the UN Climate Chief admitted that the goal of  the Climate Change movement is not to save the environment, but TO KILL CAPITALISM!  Lest we forget.  -dh WATCH: The 'Greta' of Climate Realism We met this amazing young lady in Madrid at COP25 last week. Just 19 years old, Naomi Seibt is drawing comparisons to Greta Thunberg. But other than their shared youth, there is really no comparison. Instead of being used by the adults [...]

12-07-19 Harbour Memories Of Pearl Harbor Day

This Pearl Harbor Day Story Is Reproduced From An Editorial We Provided HEREIN On December 7, 2012, During the Obama Administration.  Under Current US Leadership And World Conditions, We Would Not Hesitate To Again Sign Up For Military Service.  Until Then, We Shall Continue To Defend American Principles, As Best We Can, Against The Socialist Attacks From The "Enemies Within".   Here, Must Read Alaska provides this and many other memories.    -dh Remembering Pearl Harbor 12-7-12 Reprint of Commentary by Dave Harbour Dad and Mom, Col. and Mrs. Dave Harbour, [...]

By |2019-12-07T15:49:41-09:00December 7th, 2019|Commentary, Japan|0 Comments

11-18-19 Last Day To Register For Alaska’s Greatest Multi-Resource Conference!

Dedicated pioneer of Alaska resource education and information, Carl Portman, announces retirement. Petroleum News Alaska, by Kay Cashman.  The Resource Development Council for Alaska will lose one of its most valuable employees at the end of June, Deputy Director Carl Portman. Among many other duties, Portman has been responsible for the impressive list of presenters at the association's conference every November. Set to retire June 30 after what will be 39 years with RDC, Portman said he will be leaving after the association’s annual meeting. “I still plan to [...]

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 [...]