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 [...]

7-17-17 Having A Competent Governor Is Critical To 1) Balancing the Budget, and 2) Attracting Investment & Jobs

7-17-17 = WHAT A LUCKY DATE TO ANNOUNCE A GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDACY -- FOR A PRO-FREE ENTERPRISE, PRO NATURAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, PRO FAMILY, PRO DISCIPLINED GOVERNMENT SPENDING LEADER WITH EXTRAORDINARY SKILLS AND COURAGE! Mike Dunleavy files for governor  Suzanne Downing  July 17, 2017  Alaska News, Politics  8 Comments Senator Mike Dunleavy, Candidate for Governor of Alaska Sen. Mike Dunleavy of Wasilla filed a letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission today to run for governor. He is a Republican. Dunleavy, who represents District E, left the Republican caucus earlier this spring after breaking with [...]

4-21-17 Arctic (And Other Energy) Conferences!

Yesterday, we advised readers about two upcoming conferences, one in Inuvik, NWT and one in Anchorage.  Below, we alert readers to consider several more!  -dh Enjoy The Kentucky Derby Spirit With An Alaska Railroad Twist! Alaska's Energy and Minerals Sector Could Interface With Other Constituent Businesses In A Great Atmosphere.  Join Us Next Week!  -dh On Friday, April 28, 2017, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce invites our readers to come aboard the Annual Anchorage Chamber Train Ride, held from noon to 4:30 p.m., on the Alaska Railroad passenger train. This [...]

4-7-17 CELEBRATE PRUDHOE BAY’S 4 DECADES OF PRODUCTIVITY!

Nominate an exceptional Alaska oil and gas project, contractor, or individual today! Marilyn Crockett, former President, AOGA. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour AOGA President, Kara Moriarty. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour AOGA's annual Industry Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the Alaska oil and gas industry in four categories: Contractor of the Year for Safety Performance Award, sponsored by the Alaska Support Industry Alliance Project of the Year Award for Environmental Stewardship and Innovation, sponsored by Stoel Rives Rising Star [...]

4-1-17 IT’S APRIL FOOL’S DAY! But the comment below is real.

Alaska Governor Wants Trump to Back LNG Pipeline “Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.” —Perth, Scotland, 28 May 1948, in Churchill, Europe Unite: Speeches 1947 & 1948 (London: Cassell, 1950), 347. Our commentary:   As an Alaska citizen and federal taxpayer this writer resents and opposes the suggestion by Alaska's governor that public dollars be wasted on his government-owned, socialist LNG pipedream project: in the form of grants, loans or loan guarantees.     Conservatives and liberals alike should be able [...]

3-31-17 Shale is competitive but how about high cost, Alaska Prudhoe Bay and Alberta Oil Sands?

When we read Frost's, The Road Not Taken, neither he nor we know if the path he took was best.   Courtesy: Pinterest Heaven knows we've opined enough on the effect of hostile government policies on the ability of producers in high cost environments to continue producing taxes and royalties for their governments and profits for their shareholders.  We've encouraged northern Alaska state and Canadian provincial governments to spend more time looking outward -- to better understand global competition.  Instead, politicians on both sides of their national boundaries are [...]

3-17-17 State Owes Industry Investors Stability

More coming.... Resource Development Council for Alaska BREAKFAST FORUM SERIES Yesterday's Presentation Breakfast: March 16, 2017 - Dena'ina Center "Fix the Fiscal Problem Now and Don’t Destroy Our Resource Industries" Jim Jansen. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour Jim Jansen, Chairman, Lynden and Co-Chair, KEEP Alaska Competitive Coalition (Video coming) Here is last week's presentation, 3/2/17:    What's Next For Caelus? by Pat Foley, Senior Vice President Alaska Operations, Caelus Energy Alaska LLC Breakfast Packet (pdf) • PowerPoint Slides (pdf)   RDC Breakfast 03-02-17 from Resource Development Council [...]

3-16-17 We have trusted you, President Trump, to maintain your correct climate change (hoax) position. Please do not let one or two close advisors deter you from the right course!

Photo: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kusher, for whom we have held great regard based on their dispassionate, logical, loyal and wise counsel.     If we ourselves misunderstand the larger picture and strategy, we invite additions/corrections and will highlight any corrections at the top of this and/or subsequent postings, as is our custom. The accuracy of our archives is our most important priority. -dh Congratulations, Mr. President, on moving to pull back EPA’s fuel efficiency standards! "The president's daughter and son-in-law pushed the Republican executive to get rid of [...]

3-12-17 Making Sure Our Readers Caught This Late Thursday Piece

If you missed it, please find our LATE Thursday piece on Crony Capitalism in Alaska and Washington right here.... We continue to ask to a non-responding bureaucracy: “Who in his right mind could think a $45 billion gas pipeline/LNG project could go well if it were owned by a non-accountable government of temporarily elected and appointed officials?” Big spending politicians, crony capitalists and related special interests seem to be in control of Alaska’s fate as we close out this week.  

3-11-17 It’s Like ‘Peer Review’ When So Many Who Research ‘Climate Change’ Agree It Is A Fraudulent Technique To Redirect Power And Money!

Please reference: yesterday's Crony Capitalist commentary Yesterday we provided readers with a fairly detailed analysis of the Crony Capitalism that is inundating so much of the civilized world.  Liberal politicians and their constituencies of "true believing useful idiots" have already brought the great republics and democracies of the world very close to socialist dictatorship. The commentary and links below just arrived in our mailbag today, the day after our Crony Capitalism commentary. In yesterday's piece, we carefully outlined how Cronyism is able to succeed because of its ability to convince a [...]

3-10-17 Crony Capitalists Exert Unwarranted Influence

Please scroll down for today's crony capitalist commentary Today, our Aussie Oil & Gas energy analyst friend observes that, "Overnight Repsol announced an onshore discovery of 1.3 B bbls - the largest in the US for 30 years.  This follows on from similar sized discoveries in the State last year in the immediate offshore.  Unfortunately prices will likely need to solidly hold above US$50 before these will be developed in this high cost (and high tax) location."   We refer readers to the view of some that taxes do not [...]

2-12-17 It’s Sunday night, the quiet before the storm

Greetings!    (Note: this was provided to our subscribers tonight via email alert.)   It's Sunday night, the quiet before the storm.   Tomorrow, the reality of Alaska's TWO critical issues will hit the fan harder than ever. First, comes a new LNG issue that changes everything...well, not everything; the project's still uneconomic.   We'll comment more on it next week.  We will also bet that tomorrow the governor, legislators, talking heads and mainstream and social media mavens will be gushing with opinions that are certain to accomplish at least one [...]

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 [...]