Lest We Forget: On March 18, 1981 Alaska Created Two Decades Of Investment/Tax/Economic/Social Stability Commentary by Dave Harbour (Video: Governor Jay Hammond and Legislature Define 'Fair Share' Of Petroleum Revenue 3-18-81 from Dave Harbour archives on Vimeo.) TRANS ALASKA PIPELINE SYSTEM (TAPS) Four decades ago yesterday, Alaska created what was to be two decades of "quasi"-fiscal stability. We say, "quasi" because even in the wake of "reform", politicians would continuously be seeking "more revenue". But let us begin the story this way. 1980-81 was an era when [...]
3-18-2021 Big & Challenging China Meeting In Alaska Today Likely Affects Alaska & US (& Australia, Canada, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Etc.) Energy Policies
Ted Talk: A 2018 Australian Perspective On China We ask ourselves: "Is there another path toward ultimate peace without demanding appeasement by/from either party?" You be the judge. -dh Advice To US Diplomats Meeting With Chinese Counterparts In Anchorage Today: Learn From The Past Be aware that the July 27, 1953, Korean War Armistice was not a treaty. Technically, we are still at war with two determined communist allies: China and North Korea. Be aware that a senior Chinese leader visited Alaska during Governor Sean [...]
We Pray This Report Is Only A Reporter's Nightmare, Lest It Become Reality Commentary by Dave Harbour So far, we lack confirmation of the adjacent story and hope it is only a terrifying rumor. Former Alaska Governor Bill Walker. NGP File Photo by Dave Harbour But if the former Governor or any other private citizen is successful in convincing enough decision-makers to support this type of deal, we believe it will be at the expense of every Alaskan in several ways. We believe the state could be [...]
View this email in your browser intouch.org | Donate Share | Subscribe In the October 05 newsletter: Learn more about Dr. Stanley’s new relationship with First Baptist Atlanta and see how you can help advance the gospel around the world. HAVE YOU HEARD? In obedience to the Holy Spirit and leading of the Lord, Dr. Stanley has stepped down as senior pastor of First Baptist Atlanta and now holds the honorary title of pastor emeritus. But don’t worry. Dr. Stanley remains in good health and will continue to preach from the In Touch [...]
Colleagues: The recent full exemption of the Tongass from the roadless rule is a positive event in these trying times. Towns and villages in Southeast existed long before the Tongass was designated as a national forest. The ability of our people to build futures for their families is a fundamental priority, which can be balanced with environmental concerns; the roadless exemption provides for this balance. The people of Southeast Alaska are benefitting from this action by a thoughtful administration. Sincerely yours, Don Habeger Executive Director First Things First Alaska [...]
TWITTER STRING: Exxon Natural Gas Develops Creative Program to Advance Excellence In LNG Operations ExxonMobil Nat Gas, @XOM_NatGas. Nominations for the second-annual Power Play Awards close on June 19! Promote diversity and inclusion in LNG by submitting a nomination before it’s too late: http://bit.ly/2uzdbxx. ExxonMobil Nat Gas liked your Tweet. Outstanding program to honor outstanding men & women in LNG! @DruckerInst @CatoInstitute @AOGA @AKAlliance @TexasAllianceEP @txrrc @EnergyofND @ooga_hq @api @IOGCC @aga_naturalgas @INGAApipelines @TXOGA @XOM_NatGas @trish_regan @HARRISFAULKNER @MariaBartiromo @Edison_Electric Texas Alliance Retweeted your Tweet. Outstanding program to honor outstanding men [...]
5-27-20 Why An Alaska North Slope Gas Pipeline Is Infeasible. Is the Recovery of Oil Demand and Pricing Real?
Current Petroleum News Headlines Alyeska oil prorations now at 95% inventory; supply chain clearing - 05/24/2020 (Full story) Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. has adjusted oil flow prorations on the trans-Alaska pipeline system to a 95% proration as of May 15, up from an 85% proration in place earlier in May. “At TAPS, we're confident the supply chain has stabilized,” We're ramping back up and as of last Friday are back to saf.... Oil Patch bits: New features added to Lynden's mobile app - 05/24/2020 (Login to read Full story) As reported by Lynden News May [...]
4-15-20 Alaska Joins Other States/Canadian Provinces In Shouldering Double Whammy: CCPVirus + Oil Price Collapse
Please find this MOST INFORMATIVE oil and gas presentation on current status of the industry by Canary, LLC CEO Dan K. Eberhart (@dankeberhart), delivered to members of the Alaska Support Industry Alliance on April 9. Double bonus: Here's Dan's current take on the Texas RRC consideration of ordering production cuts vs. free market forces...followed by this Yahoo report on the result of the hearing (i.e. a difficult decision for the 3 commissioners). -dh Must Read Alaska: Fradulent Oil Tax Initiative Signatures?! Has it ever been tougher for the state's [...]
Alaskanomics's Blog The 40th Annual Alaska Resources ConferencePosted: 29 Nov 2019 03:37 PM PSTLast week, the Resource Development Council (RDC) hosted its 40th Annual Alaska Resources Conference in Anchorage. The event is the chance for leaders from the tourism, fishery, oil and gas, mining, and forestry industries to come together and share highlights and frustrations from the past year and look forward to the coming year.Overall the presenters and attendees were optimistic about the future of the resources industries in Alaska. There were concerns due to the tariffs being raised on fish, timber, [...]
Q. Why should our readers attend CeraWeek in Houston? Dan Yergin, NGP file photo, by Dave Harbour (NARUC). A. Because our old friend from Arctic Gas days in the '70s, Daniel Yergin, invites us to the most important energy conference of the year! (Note: Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman IHS Markit, CERAWeek Chairman and James Rosenfield, Senior Vice President, IHS Markit, CERAWeek Founder & Co-Chairman, co-host CERAWeek.) Waves of Change: Charting the Energy Future Energy Secretary Rick Perry. NGP file Photo by Dave Harbour Strategic confrontation and fractious geopolitics, disruptive [...]
Dedicated pioneer of Alaska resource education and information, Carl Portman, announces retirement. Petroleum News Alaska, by Kay Cashman. The Resource Development Council for Alaska will lose one of its most valuable employees at the end of June, Deputy Director Carl Portman. Among many other duties, Portman has been responsible for the impressive list of presenters at the association's conference every November. Set to retire June 30 after what will be 39 years with RDC, Portman said he will be leaving after the association’s annual meeting. “I still plan to [...]
11-16-19, NORTHERN ENERGY HISTORY: Exxon’s Important North Slope Position Includes Prudhoe Bay AND Point Tompson!
Producers 2019: Exxon pursuing two fronts Operator’s ultimate goal at North Slope Point Thomson unit is marketing 8 Tcf of natural gas Kay Cashman Petroleum News Caribou on oil industry gravel pad. Five feet above the mosquito infested tundra decreases mosquito caused mortality among spring-born calves. -dh One of the earliest explorers in Alaska and one of the primary working interest owners on the North Slope, ExxonMobil did not embark on the $4 billion Point Thomson development just to produce 10,000 barrels of condensate a day. Production [...]
“BOTAX” Dave Harbour Glen Biegel Lawyer’s oil & gas tax scheme threatens Alaska’s economy (.PDF of this commentary here: Footnote Version & Clean Version like this w/o footnotes.) By Dave Harbour and Glen Biegel First, let’s get some ‘housekeeping’ out of the way on the proposed oil tax initiative. Then we’ll explain why all Alaskans should be concerned. Alaska Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer recently certified a voter’s initiative petition application entitled “An Act relating to the oil and gas production tax, tax payments, and tax credits.” Attorney [...]
11/9/19 Fairbanks Utility Wants To Buy LNG Facility But Is The Whole Deal Financially Feasible? We’ve Never Thought So.
Credit: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/the-west-is-on-the-wrong-path_082014 Commentary: With fuel oil prices low and the true cost of serving too few natural gas customers being high -- would enough oil-heated homes convert to gas to make the Interior Energy Project feasible? Gas rates to customers are subsidized, and artificially low. How can the repayment of loans to AIDEA be guaranteed? Meanwhile, the cash-strapped state could be investing the several hundred million going to Fairbanks subsidies for market-based income. That means the rest of the state at a time of budget shortfalls is subsidizing [...]
Governor Dunleavy and First Lady’s Trade Mission to Japan. ENERGY was in the spotlight! November 7, 2019 (Anchorage, AK) – Governor Michael J. Dunleavy and First Lady Rose Dunleavy today returned from their first trade mission to Japan dedicated to promoting Alaska’s abundant natural resources. On Tuesday, November 5, Governor Dunleavy spoke at the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Seafood Trade Luncheon to an audience that included representatives from the major seafood companies operating in Japan and Alaska. “Alaska’s fisheries management is the gold standard of sustainability, a model for [...]