12-14-18 A Citizen’s View Of The Two Alaska Gasline-LNG Projects

AK-LNG & ASAP: A Citizen Considers the Risks of Continuing Government Ownership by Dave Harbour How would you cope with the smorgasbord of problems/challenges Mike Dunleavy, assumed upon being sworn in as Alaska's Governor in early December? Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy Some of the challenges blocking Alaska’s road to economic recovery -- and obscuring its natural beauty -- include: a fiscal crisis and annual budget deficits, billions in state employee unfunded pension liability, the highest unemployment rate in the nation, growing crime, an amazingly burdensome array of [...]

8-4-17 Good News?

As we end the week: Good News From Petroleum News Alaska BP to expand four Prudhoe Bay pads  08/06/2017 (Trouble viewing this article? Click here) BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. wants to expand four existing drilling pads at the Prudhoe Bay unit to improve drilling rig access to existing wells at the onshore North Slope unit. In four separate requests in mid-July, the company asked state oil and gas officials for permission to add 0.9 acres to.... Conoco earnings rise  08/06/2017 (Trouble viewing this article? Click here) ConocoPhillips Co. reported adjusted earnings of $167 [...]

7-6-17 President Trump Offered Poland Energy and Missile Defense Lifelines

Today President Trump announced to an admiring crowd in Warsaw that Poland should not be dependent upon a single source of energy.  As the President leaves Poland for Germany -- and a demanding G-20 summit -- he leaves behind a legacy of warm cooperation.   That legacy on the one hand includes Poland's continuing commitment to NATO and on the other hand a US commitment to provide an alternate fuel supply of LNG as well as a missile defence program.    See related stories below.  -dh  (Photo: President Trump in [...]

5-23-17 BP Jobs Endure Through Tough Times

Late yesterday, the CEO of BP's Alaska operation wrote an open letter to Alaskans outlining the company's commitment to the state, even during this period of low oil prices.  The letter below responds to recent news reports.   -dh Janet Weiss. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour To Alaskans: As you may have seen in the news recently, BP awarded a competitively bid contract for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to Wood Group and its Alaska sub-contractor Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) Energy Services, [...]

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7-20-09 Dave Harbour Addresses Regulatory Commissioners in Seattle; Much Action Back Home and in Canada!

Energy Regulators from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and beyond meet for the NARUC summer conference in Seattle today and NGP Publisher Dave Harbour addresses luncheon gathering. This morning at the Westin Hotel, assembled commissioners--including members of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska--are hearing FERC Chairman, Jon Wellinghoff, Mexican Energy Regulating Commission President, Francisco Xavier Salazar Diez de Sollano, and Canadian National Energy Board Chairman Gaetan Caron (NGP Photo, 9-07, middle, with Alaska Revenue Commissioner Pat Galvin  (left) and Dave Harbour) discuss energy policies at the gathering of some 800 Commissioners, staff , and other [...]

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