12-29-17 Another Pipedream Hits The Dust

Editorial Comment: Your author served as director of public affairs for the Arctic Gas Project in the 1970s, a  component of which was a Mackenzie Delta gas transportation project. Canada's National Energy Board killed that project and your author then served as advisor to the Foothills (i.e. Alaska highway route) pipeline project which separated itself from the Mackenzie project.  That project proved to be infeasible in the 1980s as did a Dempster Highway alternative for Mackenzie Delta gas (i.e. Maple Leaf project). During the 80s your author served as government relations [...]

11-6-17 Energy News For Our Readers

Week's first energy links of use to our readers *Courtesy Larry Persily, Kenai Peninsula Borough: U.S. LNG providers hope to win share of expiring supply contracts (Bloomberg; Nov. 2) - The $90 billion-a-year liquefied natural gas market will be reshaped in 2018 as several large, long-term contracts start to expire. Growing supplies from the U.S., higher demand in Europe and Asia, and geopolitical tension surrounding Russia and Qatar, the world’s top suppliers, promise to shift long-time trading patterns. For decades the majority of LNG bought and sold around the [...]

By | 2017-11-06T12:24:01+00:00 November 6th, 2017|AGDC, Fracking, LNG|0 Comments


U.S. A note this morning from our Mid-Atlantic energy analyst friend:   We have written a few notes in the past year about the new arenas for potential gas-on-gas competition in markets that previously were potentially underserved. This is a normal capitalist result of easy money, large resource volumes, and relatively free regulatory constraints. We have identified the period 2016 to about 2023 as the period of infrastructure for the natural gas markets. With so many moving parts involved in the production, transportation, and end use of the resource being undertaking simultaneously, it [...]

By | 2017-10-31T05:13:31+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Columnists, Fracking, Reader Comment|0 Comments

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 [...]