9-11-18 Remembrance Day and Concern Re: Exxon – China – Russia

Please scroll down for an important ALERT ALERT ALERT! Canadian Headlines: Even under a drill-friendly Trump, pipeline battles rage on in the US, too  CBC.ca "There is a worrisome trend of pipeline construction projects...."  Globe & Mail Only Parliament can fix Canada's pipeline impasse Calgary Herald Nelson: Alberta's iconic entrepreneurs would be appalled today  A decade later, Alberta project aims to both capture CO2 and boost oil output U.S. Headlines: State and ExxonMobil reach agreement on preliminary gas line sales Anchorage Daily News - Sean Parnell, ExxonMobil and the state agreed to a deal that set future options for development at the Point Thomson field. The [...]

By |2018-09-11T10:36:51-09:00September 11th, 2018|AGDC, Alaska Governor Bill Walker, China, LNG, Rule Of Law, Russia|0 Comments

9-10-18 JUNEAU’S BIZARRE OIL PROTEST – AND – 9-11 Is Patriot Day Everywhere In the US, Except Governor Bill Walker’s Alaska

On Saturday, we observed 9-11 and honored all national defenders and first responders with BIG-HEARTED patriots in small town, USA! AFTERNOON NEWS ALERT: Through a Letter of Understanding signed today, the Department of Natural Resources, ExxonMobil, and BP agreed to terms to better align the settlement with the Alaska LNG Project. The agreement effectively stays the year-end 2019 deadline as long as the project continues to progress. The extension will end when the Alaska LNG Project reaches final investment decision, or when DNR notifies the parties [...]

By |2018-09-10T15:14:25-09:00September 10th, 2018|Alaska Governor Bill Walker, Commentary, LNG|0 Comments

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 [...]

9-5-18 Proper land management can protect the environment, economy and rule of law -dh

Our opinion:  Nationwide--including Alaska and California--national forest and park lands and land monuments should be physically and scientifically managed in a way that best supports sustained yield management.   Ironically, this scientific approach not only contributes to jobs and economic strength, but also best protects the environment when pursued in accordance with well established permitting regulations.  It also protects against erosion of the rule of law.   -dh The LA Times Inadvertently Admits Trump Is Right About What’s Causing California’s Massive Wildfires https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/02/la-times-trump-california-wildfires/ Adopting more active forest management policies such as [...]

9-4-2018

Oil Search Adds Alaska To Its Tropical PNG Base And Becomes A Takeover Target Forbes.  Oil Search Adds Alaska To Its Tropical PNG Base And Becomes A ... One of the lowest cost LNG projects in the Asia Pacific region PNG LNG is ... Texas LNG gets Ferc timing outline Upstream Online.  Texas LNG said it now anticipates receiving this final Ferc order in the ... LNG in Louisiana, Alaska LNG, Annova in Brownsville, Freeport LNG Train 4 ... The end of Trans Mountain may actually hurt the environment, argues consultant CBC.ca.  An environmental consultant argues that not building the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion might actually be [...]

By |2018-09-04T13:16:05-09:00September 4th, 2018|LNG, Trans Mountain Pipeline|0 Comments

8-23-18 China Sends Alaska LNG Conflicting Signals & ALASKANOMICS

(We are grateful for the effort former Alaska Gasline Federal Coordinator, Larry Persily (Photo), devotes to consolidating LNG news relevant to Alaska.  It remains available and searchable in our archives, thanks to him.  -dh) Oil and gas news briefs for Aug. 23, 2018 China sends confusing signals for tariffs on U.S. LNG, crude oil (Radio Free Asia; Aug. 20) - China has sown confusion in international energy markets after reconsidering plans to slap tariffs on U.S. crude and liquefied natural gas. The conflicting signals reflect Beijing's uncertainty about the [...]

8-22-18 Alaskans: Join A Trade Mission to Mongolia!

Our Friend, Debbie Franklin in Anchorage's Department of Commerce export assistance office sends us today this invitation to do business in Mongolia: For our Alaska readers: Expand your business into Mongolia! Alaska and Mongolia share similar geography, Arctic climate, isolated rural population and a vast mineral wealth. These commonalities and the similar challenges both face, allow for a better understanding of each other. Mongolia is a stable democracy sandwiched between China and Russia, and is supportive of the U.S. Alaska and Mongolia have formalized their relationship through two programs.  [...]

By |2018-08-22T13:50:26-09:00August 22nd, 2018|Alaskanomics, China, LNG|0 Comments

8-16-18

Morningstar: CEA Warns Policymakers: U.S. Energy Production Mitigates Global Instability, Helps Transportation Consumers In a new report released today by Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the organization warns policymakers that recent geopolitical turmoil and global oil price instability could negatively affect U.S. consumers and one of the largest energy consuming industries in the United States, the transportation sector. Geopolitical events continue to directly affect global energy markets and will continue to do so in the U.S. if oil is transported into the country from foreign nations. Full story.... Relevant [...]

By |2018-08-16T13:13:52-09:00August 16th, 2018|LNG|0 Comments

8-14-18 Trouble In Canada’s Energy Sector

Oh Canada! Corbella: Saudi feud highlights Canada's lack of energy security  Calgary Herald.  “If you simply ask Quebecers — and most Canadians for that matter — 'Do you like or want pipelines? Or do you want oil in your life?' A clear majority … Your letters for Monday, Aug. 13 Calgary Herald.  Friday, as I often do, I sat at my kitchen island to read the Herald; nice to lay it flat ... Page A10, the last page of the first section, showed people in Calgary, ... Re: “Trudeau's actions have helped fuel Saudi regime,” Licia Corbella, [...]

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. [...]

8-8-18 Will Alaskans Let A CABAL Kill Their Economy?

Killing Alaska's Pioneering State Economy by Dave Harbour Here is a grassroots program designed to kill 49th state free enterprise.  This socialist feat is accomplished by creating an Enviro-Industrial-Governmental Cabal model with insufficient means of sustaining itself in the free market.  It reflects the same thinking that permits current Alaskan leadership to ignore prudent budgeting during a fiscal crisis while attempting to marry Alaska's future with Chinese Communist energy and finance companies in consummating an as yet infeasible LNG project.  We don't know whether to label such leadership "narcissistic", "naively well [...]

8-3-18 Friday Musings

Friday Musings: Commentary: Nakedness We are extremely disappointed with republican Kevin Myer and Alaska's current democrat lieutenant governor for their continuing support of Governor Bill Walker's socialized LNG export scheme.  For years we have provided evidence that in wake of lower shale-induced gas prices and extensive LNG export competition the producers have been right in proclaiming that, for an Alaska North Slope gas export project, "now is not the time".  Alaska's mostly tidewater based competitors do not have to include the cost of a massive, 800 mile Arctic gas pipeline.  [...]

8-2-18 Today’s Alaska LNG Project Realities

Today's Alaska LNG Project Realities Sinopec drops interest in managing AK LNG construction Alaskajournal.com The company has dropped its interest in managing construction of the Alaska LNG Project after traveling the 800-mile route through the state in May. LNG projects ramp up in response to growing market Alaskajournal.com Qatar plans to expand its LNG capacity by 23 million tonnes by 2023 ... Much closer to Alaska, Shell and its partners in LNGCanada are expected to ... OPINION: Trump is playing to win. Are Republicans? Alaskajournal.com The possible impact on the ultimate price of the Alaska LNGProject has been tossed around as [...]

7-31-18 Alaska Business Leader Opines On China

Alaska/China Bedfellows -Opinion- China purchases a Papa Bear's percentage of Alaska's prodigious seafood market.  No worries, though, because the interaction is largely year to year business interaction between the Communist country and a number of private sector risk takers. Alaska's governor believes that the seafood experience bodes well for his plan to finance a $40-60 billion Arctic gas pipeline/LNG project using long term contracts with China as security for a finance plan. Apples and oranges. A large number of private sector investors assume the risk that a seafood deal [...]

7-25-18 Alaska and Venezuela Have This In Common

Q.  What do Alaska and Venezuela have in common? Answer.  Both have economies that are dependent on volatile oil revenues.  Both have insufficiently diversified their economies.  Both overspent on social programs during times of high oil prices, ensuring that their economies would be unsustainable during times of low prices.  Both now spend more that their economies can afford.  Both place greater emphasis on creating new liabilities than attracting new investment.  Leaders of Venezuela and Alaska are attracted to socialized control of energy resources.   Both are experiencing fiscal crisis. Foreign [...]

By |2018-08-06T16:05:55-09:00July 25th, 2018|AGDC, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Commentary, LNG|0 Comments
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