9-8-17 Alaska’s Government Owned LNG Project: Now Is Not The Time (Nor will it ever be for a bureaucrat-directed, politically risky socialist pipeline)

Mike Navarre. Northern Gas Pipelines Photo by Dave Harbour COMMENTARY: RESPECTING THE KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH Larry Persily, former federal coordinator of the Alaska gas line projects office, currently serves as Chief of Staff to Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre. We have always respected both of these individuals. No one has more to gain than they do from a successful Alaska LNG project that is currently designed to terminate in their Borough.  The employment, tax and general economic benefits of such a project would be enormous. But [...]

6-26-17 More Detail On BP’s Global Energy Review

Continued Today From Our 6-19-17 Posting: BP’s Global Energy Review Damian Bilbao, BP Alaska Exploration, Inc., Global Energy Review 2017 Stay tuned for more on Damian Bilbao's presentations yesterday to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and the World Trade Center-Anchorage on BP's Statistical Review.    -dh Energy markets in transition: BP Statistical Review shows long-term shifts underway Strong oil demand and weaker supply growth rebalance oil markets; inventories continue to weigh on oil prices Energy mix shifting; rising renewable energy offsetting steep falls in coal use  Carbon [...]

6-2-17 Yesterday: a good decision for America

Wednesday Interior Secretary Zinke created a historic milepost for Alaska Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. File photo by Dave Harbour, Northern Gas Pipelines ; yesterday, we saw the president place an equally historical achievement on the world stage Commentary by Dave Harbour Wednesday's action by new Interior Secretary Zinke to unwind harmful Alaska energy policies and signal that "Alaska is open for business" took careful study and courage. Likewise, President Donald Trump's Rose Garden presentation on the Paris Climate Change Accord could only have been delivered by one who both understood [...]

5-16-17 MOVING NEB TO OTTAWA “DUMB” – Congress Wants Your Input On Bad Natural Resource Policy!

Moving the NEB from Calgary to Ottawa Hurts Consumers, Taxpayers and Also Moves Canada Closer to Socialism by Dave Harbour Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism. “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally…to change the economic development model that has been reigning…since the Industrial Revolution,” she said. Moving the [...]

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 [...]

4-4-17 The ‘Climate Change’ Farce Becomes More and More Apparent

From our friends at American Energy Alliance: Trust us. This isn't an anomaly. Inside Sources (3/30/17) reports: “Conservatives for Clean Energy seems like a right-leaning environmental group. After all, it has conservative in the name and its website praises “choice and competition” for providing benefits for consumers. Its website explains that the group “educates the public on the benefits of clean and renewable energy sources.” But is the group in fact more green than red? Despite its free market trappings, Conservatives for Clean Energy has financial ties to major [...]

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 [...]

1-9-17 Honest Energy Folks Should Beware of Socialists

Dear Friends: Our long term readers know that this webpage was born over 15 years ago, when certain special interests sought to demonize some Alaskan and some Canadian energy interests.  One of our secondary goals has been to facilitate greater diplomacy and understanding among citizens of both countries -- in support of both separate and joint energy projects.  Hopefully, the sort of blog entry we have today will lead us ever closer to greater understanding among citizens of the two countries.  -dh   "...because that's where the [...]

12-22-16 Conquering our naïveté to save capitalism!

Killing Wealth Producing Energy To Kill Capitalism Requires Our Naïveté by Dave Harbour Courtesy: http://tinyurl.com/hjs5l85 Honest folks can be naive.  They assume the best of everyone but, ironically, treacherous ones among us require our naïveté to attack our way of life, as when the United Nations climate change Czar affirmed that the goal of environmental activism is to kill capitalism. President Obama's winning campaign slogan has been, "Change we can believe in", though the word "change" only became fully defined with systematic efforts to 1) increase constituent reliance on democrat largess [...]

11-21-16 Alaska Conference Presentations Bring You State-of-Art Energy Status

Here -- for your current and future reference -- are last week's Resource Development Council for Alaska video and slide presentation archives: Wednesday, November 16th 7:00 a.m.   Registration/Check-in/Exhibits Open Eye-Opener Breakfast in Exhibit Area – Sponsored by Wells Fargo 8:00           Opening Remarks Eric Fjelstad, RDC President, Managing Partner, Perkins Coie LLP Alaska Economic Trends: 2017 Outlook Neal Fried, Economist, Alaska Department of Labor video slides Alaska Industry 2016 Year in Review and 2017 Outlook video Mining: Karen Matthias, Executive Director, Council of Alaska Producers Fisheries: Glenn Reed, President, Pacific [...]

11-8-16 Election Day 2016 Will Determine The Future Of U.S. Energy Policy, etc.

Let us listen critically and consider this: Which person will bring to the United States renewed prosperity, energy independence, more jobs, stronger national defense, defense of constitutional freedoms, etc.  Scroll down for videos.   -dh Edward Itta remembered for balancing two worlds.  Former North Slope Borough Mayor Edward Itta died Sunday in Utqiaġvik, formerly known as Barrow.  (Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour) CNN.  ... In one of the more intense interactions Clinton has had on the trail, Copley -- growing emotional at times -- pressed Clinton [...]

11-7-16 The Handwriting Is On The Wall

We've Been Pointing To The Handwriting On The Wall For The Last 8 Years: Tomorrow, November 8, 2016 Is The Day of Reckoning.  -dh Today, Town Hall summarizes the links connecting Hillary Clinton, George Soros, John Podesta and the decades-long strategy to socialize the United States. Those links clearly extend to the activist enviro-political movement opposing use of wealth producing fossil fuels by the world's leaders ... while supporting transfers of wealth from those countries to the non-developed world.  That grouping, accordingly, can be depended upon to vote as [...]

10-25-16 Attorney Joins Lawyer/Governor Bill Walker In Advocating Oil Tax Increase. Fair Or Hypocritical?

Calling for a "fair share" could be -- and in Alaska usually is -- a sign of political hypocrisy This morning's Alaska Dispatch News features another clever Opinion-Editorial by an Alaska lawyer (i.e. for more, see Ak-Headlamp analysis, column right.) who has become one of the largest individual contributors to democrat tax & spend candidates for the Alaska state legislature this election cycle. Recently, in a Neil Cavuto interview, Las Vegas developer Steve Wynn provided an articulate response to the wealth distribution crowd (See video) using the term "fair share" to [...]

10-17-16 Alaska LNG: Among World’s Least Competitive

Click edit button to change this text. Andrew Browning. Northern Gas Pipeline file photo by Dave Harbour A panel of experts gave their views on the shifting supply-demand balance, which is bolstered by more takeaway capacity to Mexico and via newly opened terminals on the Gulf Coast. Four panelists, including one from Canada, expressed different views about what was unfolding, but all agreed that the supply-demand picture will be quite different by the end of next year, not to mention the next 10 years, during the [...]

10-3-16 US-Canada-World LNG Project News Abounds As The Week Begins

Oil and gas news briefs for Oct. 3, 2016 Provided by Larry Persily, Oil and gas news and Alaska LNG project updates, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 144 N. Binkley St., Soldotna, AK 99669 Petronas denies report of possible sale of Canadian LNG project (Reuters; Oct. 1) – Malaysia’s state oil and gas firm on Oct. 1 "categorically denied" a Reuters report that it was considering selling its majority stake in a proposed Canadian liquefied natural gas project. First Nation opposition to LNG project could end up in court (Globe and Mail; Canada; Sept. [...]