8-6-18 Alaska LNG Project Hires A New External Affairs Executive

AK losing ANWR $ BY CRAIGMEDRED ...The 49th state’s share of anticipated revenues from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is on the verge of being slashed by what could be close to $1 billion, and the state’s top elected officials seem strangely quiet. ...last year’s GOP-led tax cut that included a 50-50 state split of future ANWR royalty revenues ...U.S. House Committee on Appropriations approved a fiscal year 2019 Interior and Environment Bill that cut Alaska’s share of  ANWR royalty revenue to 47 percent. The other 3 percent is to be [...]

8-13-18: DOI Set To IMPROVE Operation of Endangered Species Act for Species & Citizens … China Says Alaska LNG Deal In Doubt

  Op-Ed: At Interior, We’re Ready To Bring The Endangered Species Act Up To Date Dep. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt The Washington Post Aug. 9, 2018 A modern vision of conservation is one that uses federalism, public-private partnerships and market-based solutions to achieve sound stewardship. These approaches, combined with sensible regulations and the best available science, will achieve the greatest good in the longest term. Last month, the Trump administration took this approach to bringing our government’s implementation of the Endangered Species Act into the 21st century. [...]

7-24-18 PipeCo Says No; Borough Says Yea To Pipe Terminus

That's a fine kettle of fish! A pipeline says no and the local government says yes.  Our thanks to Larry Persily for this report AGDC says Port MacKenzie ‘not feasible’ for LNG termina Larry Persily. Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbourt By Larry Persily paper@alaskan.com July 23, 2018 TheSeveral months of additional review did not change the opinion of the state’s North Slope natural gas project development team that Nikiski is a better site than the Matanuska-Susitna Borough-promoted Port MacKenzie for a multibillion-dollar gas liquefaction plant and [...]

7-23-18 Fairbanks Gas Supply Competition

Most Relevant News For Our Readers Public Comments Due For Donlin Mine's Reclamation And Closure Plans Public comments are due for the proposed Donlin mine’s reclamation and closure plans. AK: The journey of Alaska’s go-to man in China Alaska’s does $1 billion dollars worth of trade with China every year — it’s the state’s largest trading partner. State officials: Ballot Measure 1 will make some construction projects impossible Ballot Measure 1 is intended to boost protections for salmon, but a series of state officials told lawmakers Friday… AGDC President: [...]

7-20-18 Alaska’s Socialist LNG Export Project

What about competitive position of the Alaska LNG idea? The greatest, current competitive failing of the Alaska government LNG project -- aside from its crippling socialist model -- is that its competitors do not have to include the cost of an 800 mile arctic pipeline into the financing plans of their near-tidewater LNG projects.  In addition, most of the competition has better labor costs, better logistics, better climatic conditions, and better investor owned management incentives, discretion and market-place reaction times.   -dh Today's Alaska LNG News and Our Comment: [...]

5-15-18 Asian LNG Projects Involve Saving/Losing Face

Troublesome Alaska Gas Pipeline/LNG Issues Involve the Saving/Losing of "Face" Opinion by Dave Harbour Understanding Asian culture and customs is critical for creating durable Asian business relationships Alaska has historically enjoyed business relationships with various Asian countries, including China, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan.  These relationships have traditionally evolved among private buyers and sellers of Alaska's natural resources, including minerals, liquefied natural gas (LNG), timber and seafood products.  In some of these cases, government officials have used their 'bully pulpits" usefully: to diplomatically support these transactions, but [...]

4-26-18 Alaskanomics and Alaska’s Natural Resource Wealth

Alaskanomics Scott Goldsmith. Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour We commend Northrim Bank (Northrim and its public service web page, Alaskanomics) for having long supported an approach adopted by Dr. Scott Goldsmith, now retired from the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), the "three legged stool". This analogy equates the stability of the stool to an economy supported equally by 1. oil & gas industry taxes and spending, 2. federal government spending and 3. other resources.  The only alteration we would suggest to the stool [...]

4-24-18 Important Reader Comment

We appreciate the lucid and studied comments of our readers, including this one reflecting our last Friday's editorial: Author: Donald M. Bullock Jr.  URL: https://northerngaspipelines.com/4-20-18-should-alaskan-politicians-align-their-states-future-with-communist-chinas/ Comment: Very well written Mr. Harbour. It is painful watching the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) going down the same unproductive path as the dead Alaska Gasoline Port Authority (AGPA). At this time, AGDC has no gas to sell. The State of Alaska also has no gas to sell until those lessees that have the exclusive right to produce the gas actually produce and convey [...]

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3-29-18 We are traveling but here are today’s links

Larry Persily, Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour Today's links, courtesy, Larry Persily, former Alaska Gasline Federal Coordinator: Oil and gas news briefs for March 29, 2018 PetroChina says shorter deals will replace long-term contracts (Note: Here's what we Tweeted on this subject. NorthernGasPipelines‏ @daveharbour Mar 25.  NorthernGasPipelines Retweeted Natural Gas World "Even if socialist Alaska’s LNG scheme had a viable market and finance plan, a trend toward more short term contracts would be the stake in its heart."   ...   (OilPrice.com; March 28) - State-owned oil and gas giant PetroChina is [...]

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3-20-18 LAST CHANCE BEFORE VOTING: A Logical Review Of Anchorage’s Utility Ballot Initiative, and An Alaska LNG Scheme Update

Our Analysis Of Proposition 10 From Last Week Proposition 10 allows the MOA to sell its Municipal Light & Electric (ML&P) utility to Chugach Electric Coop (CEA). Ray Kreig on Mike Porcaro's 3-23-18 KENI Radio Show re: author's view of ML&P sale. https://clyp.it/fhbf5swd We support an HONEST and TRANSPARENT sale of ML&P but we oppose the corrupted process leading to Proposition 10.  We will vote “No” until the MOA employs a transparent, valid, robust, national competitive bidding process (i.e. RFP or RFB) and until a super majority [...]

12-28-17 Alaska’s Governor Supports Climate Change Movement!

Global Warming Opinion From Our Mid-Atlantic Energy Analyst: Given the odd pattern of the holiday weeks, we forgot until today about Euan Mearns’ Blowout Week, which we generally link.  http://euanmearns.com/blowout-week-208/#more-20518 Given the weather for the northeast quadrant of the U.S.  this week (the high here today was 12 degrees, and snowing hard in Geauga County), our two favorites deal with ongoing predictions of global warming. On the one hand, GLOBAL WARMING (GW) is causing ongoing record snowfalls:  Reuters: Climate change driving record snows in Alaskan mountains The study by researchers from Dartmouth College, the [...]

12-21-17 Yesterday Was A Historical and Memorable Day For Alaska … And The Nation!

Trump's EPA Could Open Door For Alaska Gold And Copper Mine.  A proposed gold and copper mine in Southwest Alaska is one step closer to becoming a reality this week: On Monday the company behind Pebble Mine announced a new investor. Second big Pebble announcement: Permit application on Friday.  Just days after Northern Dynasty Minerals of Canada announced it had brought on a major partner, the company today says it has final paperwork ready to file for a major permit… Alaska And The Nation Will Now Have ANWR Support For America's New [...]

10-19-17 One Great Alaska Gas Boondoggle – WHY WE ARE SO PROUD OF EPA TODAY!

TODAY WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THE EPA AND HERE'S WHY! And Today ... ...we draw reader attention to the enormous waste of money called the Alaska LNG Project. Tomorrow ... Alaska Governor Bill Walker. Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour ...we will draw attention to the enormous waste and foolish decision making accompanying the subsidized, so-called Interior Energy Project: a misguided and uneconomic effort to provide 'affordable' gas to the Fairbanks area.  What do the two projects have in common: Alaska Governor Bill Walker, their biggest advocate! [...]

9-11-17 Lest We Forget

Walker says state won't put more money into Alaska LNG.   Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman.  ANCHORAGE — Alaska won't put more money into promoting the big AlaskaLNG Project until firm commitments are made by customer.... Alaska North Slope Iñupiats Support Reasonable Development of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Point Hope, AK – Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat (VOICE) announced its support for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to drilling. The board of directors passed the resolution officially backing safe and responsible development in the refuge, specifically the 1002 coastal plain area, that represents eight [...]

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 [...]