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 [...]

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 [...]

12-20-17 A Union Hope For An Alaska Gas Export Project

Stay the course: Alaska LNG project on horizon By Scott Eickholt Citizen Op-Ed, Originally Published: Fairbanks News Miner Scott Eickholt, Linkedin Profile The stars are aligned — from the White House, to Alaska’s congressional delegation, to Gov. Bill Walker and the skilled workers of Alaska — all parties are committed to building a project to bring Alaska’s natural gas to market. I see this project not as a burden or drain on the Alaska economy but a way out of the hole. We need new revenue and we [...]

12-15-17

Russia Wins in Arctic After U.S. Fails to Kill Giant Gas Project By Jack Farchy and Elena Mazneva Building the $27 billion Yamal liquefied natural gas project meant shipping more than 5 million tons of materials to construct a forest of concrete and steel 600 kilometers north of the Arctic circle, where temperatures can drop to -50 degrees celsius and the sun disappears for two months straight. Yet those challenges weren’t as tough as the U.S. sanctions imposed in 2014, forcing a complete refinancing just as construction was about to start. Jacques [...]

12-4-17 We’re Back, Refreshed And Find The Alaska Gasline/LNG Challenge Remains

Suzanne Downing, Courtesy, Must Read Alaska The main Alaska gas export project obstacle is the 49th state's political leadership that believes socializing the private energy industry justifies rejection of logic, supply-demand principles and industry expertise when,"now is not the time" for an Alaska gas export project. Today, the publisher of Must Read Alaska, Suzanne Downing, has written a compelling critique of the "non-binding agreement" Alaskan bureaucrats have signed with communist Chinese-owned company bureaucrats.  Find her "China Takes All" analysis here. But what is the most frightening element of [...]

11-22-17 More Alaska LNG Chatter On Thanksgiving Eve!

State releases agreement signed with China on gas pipeline venture By Rashah McChesney, Alaska's Energy Desk - Juneau More gasline chatter! Alaska Gasline Asks FERC to Accelerate Environmental Review Natural Gas Intelligence The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) has asked FERC to advance the review of its proposed pipeline and natural gas liquefaction project, ... Alaska governor touts pipeline project that faces hurdles - San Francisco Chronicle Alaska governor touts pipeline project that faces hurdles - Middletown Press Alaska governor touts pipeline project that faces hurdles - SFGate Full Coverage Flag as irrelevant More details on Alaska-China gas deal released KTUU.com [...]

By | 2017-11-22T11:34:49+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|LNG|0 Comments

11-18-17 On the Road

Dear Reader: We're on the road: Cuenca, Ecuador to Houston to El Paso to Anchorage. During occasional breaks, we'll add whatever northern energy related news might add to the value of our archives. -Dave Relevant clips.... Yukon mine would require $100M worth of electricity COMMON CORE MATH ON GASLINE: Details recently released by the Alaska Gasline Development Agency show that China would get 75 percent of the gas from the Alaska LNG gasline, and other Asian countries would get the other 25 percent. Alaska would get ... the remaining [...]

By | 2017-11-18T10:22:31+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary, LNG|0 Comments

11-11-17 Veterans Day: Not A Time For Alaska Socialism

We oppose a socialist Alaskan economy on this Veterans Day! by Dave Harbour Alaska Governor Bill Walker. NGP File Photo by Dave Harbour Below, readers will find yesterday's statement from Governor Bill Walker that congratulates the Alaska State Senate on its passage of crime reform.   He goes on to criticise the Senate for adjourning without imposing more taxes on the private sector during 1)) a time of fiscal crisis, and 2) at a time when he is crafting a socialistic energy economy a la Venezuela (Read yesterday's [...]

11/10/17 We’re From the Government and We’re Here To Help!

Consumer Interests Are Best Protected by Free Enterprises and Not Government Enterprises by Dave Harbour Alaska's governor has taken FULL CONTROL OVER what amounts to a 'nationalized' North Slope natural gas project and has attempted to make it glitter with a supportive array of "memoranda of understanding" from Asian (i.e. most recently Chinese) countries.  Without political, uneconomic dealmaking, the project is infeasible at this time--even if it were more efficiently managed by the private sector.  This is because, with an 800 mile pipeline to fold into the LNG project's [...]

11-9-17 Alaska-China: More Memoranda of Understanding

Breaking News - Alaska gas line agency signs agreement with Chinese oil company, financial institutions. The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. said the different entities have agreed to cooperate on LNG marketing, financing and investment. Bloomberg: Alaska strikes a gasline deal with Chinese firm.  KTUU.com.  Cost estimates for mega-projects are notoriously inaccurate, but even the low-end projection to get the Alaska LNG Project up and running -- $45 ...  Big reveal: Alaska gasline deal is on with China - Must Read Alaska (blog)  Full Coverage Presidents Trump and Xi Witness Historic Signing of Joint Development Agreement for Alaska LNG State of Alaska, [...]

By | 2017-11-09T10:28:41+00:00 November 9th, 2017|LNG, Trump Administration Energy Initiatives|0 Comments

11-7-17 LNG Weekly Update

LNG WEEKLY UPDATE • U.S. Senate confirms new FERC chairman • Beijing Gas Blue Sky to buy stake in PetroChina Jingtang LNG • Peru dispatches LNG cargo to Spain • Titan LNG bunkers retrofitted container ship Wes Amelie • Air Liquide to expand Kinetrex's North LNG plant • Novatek increases Kharbeyskoye field reserves estimate • MISC LNG revenues up • Puerto Rico LNG imports resume • Nigerian LNG cargo bound for Portugal • US LNG exports continue to rise after record month Facility In Cook Inlet Sold [...]

By | 2017-11-07T14:21:54+00:00 November 7th, 2017|LNG|0 Comments

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

10-30-17 Propaganda by any other name is still propaganda!

Continued from Wednesday.... Пропагaндa By Any Other Name Is Still Propaganda Propaganda: Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view By Dave Harbour "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet...." In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare truly observed that “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” We introduce this theme today to study, along with our readers, one way in which Alaska’s government appears to be using propaganda to enhance its agenda. *     [...]

10-25-17 It’s all about government subsidized energy projects

It's all about government subsidized energy projects What a shame!  Be sure to tune in Friday for our essay on propaganda.  What a shame! Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Jenkins: Let’s set an Alaska LNG deadline – and stick to it Heard on the Street: Dubke's back?  Must Read Alaska (blog).  Bill Walker's Chief of Staff Scott Kendall is working on getting his former boss, Mike Dubke, a contract with Alaska Gasline Development Corporation ... AGDC aims at year end.  Petroleum News From Must Read Alaska.  MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL IN ALASKA: Not wolverines, [...]