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 [...]
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 [...]
5-22-18 Big Alaska Energy Conference: Next Week In Anchorage! -and- Are Alaskans Thinking Strategically?
Dear Readers: This is one of the most useful, timely conferences for those interested in Alaska energy issues and developments. For those living in Canada, or the Lower 48, we know that if you attend it will have been well worth the trip! -dh AOGA 2018 Conference and Exhibit Hall "The Great Debate" Gubernatorial Debate on Oil and Gas Issues Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:00 am to 5:30 pm AOGA staff photo, left to right: Brandon Brefczynski, Tamara Sheffield, Kara Moriarty, Joshua Kindred. Dena'ina Civic & Convention [...]
Canadian liberals and their pro-anarchy, anti-pipeline, enviro-activist allies caused the death or delay of multiple pipeline modes capable of marketing Canadian oil & gas. Now, with the economy crashing, liberals are positioning themselves as energy transportation saviors. What Chutzpah! -dh Justin Trudeau defends his support for oilsands and pipelines during Fort McMurray visit. CBC.ca. "For 10 years Stephen Harper talked the oilsands up and weren't able to get [pipelines] done." Trudeau said he looked forward to sitting down with industry leaders later Friday to hear more about how the Liberal government can improve oil and gas regulations. [...]
Danger Stranger by Dave Harbour Why are government officials in Alaska, Alberta and British Columbia so engaged in efforts to control utility/pipeline projects? A. Because that's where the money is (Ref: W.H.). Ratepayers, Taxpayers, Citizens beware the elected elite and bureaucracy! DANGER-STRANGER We urge critical thinking Alaskans to be especially alert to utility/pipeline games. With declining economy, unions and government workers, some utilities and compliant politicians (i.e. and croney capitalist businesses dependent on the foregoing) will naturally want to keep their constituencies WHOLE at the expense of [...]
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 [...]
Dave Harbour in Inuvik to chair Pipeline Panel, Inuvik Petroleum Conference, June 2002. As Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway opens, will the $300M price tag be worth it?. CBC.ca. But with amoratorium on oil and gas development in the Arctic for the ... the Mackenzie Gas Project — also known as the Mackenzie Valley pipeline....
Representative Rob Bishop, courtesy Civil Services. Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White to chair the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Chairman Rob Bishop released the following statement: “Kathleen Hartnett White is a great choice to help the administration realign priorities at CEQ. Over the past eight years, this executive office has attempted to use the National Environmental Policy Act as a tool to stonewall any project with a federal nexus. I look forward to working with her on a long overdue streamlining of [...]
Warning: Alaska treads troubled economic waters in the middle of a fiscal storm. Politicians are making the financial crisis worse by creating state subsidies and ratepayer risks. The story below again reminds us of the Administration's payoff to Interior Alaska supporters via a subsidized Fairbanks gas utility (i.e. when South Central's Enstar customers paid for their own). Not to mention the otherwise uneconomic Fire Island wind generation project and an infeasible Alaska LNG\pipeline scheme. Note how two local politicians in the story below are discussing a strategy for squeezing [...]
Oil and gas news briefs for Oct. 3, 2016 Provided by Larry Persily, Oil and gas news and Alaska LNG project updates, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 144 N. Binkley St., Soldotna, AK 99669 Petronas denies report of possible sale of Canadian LNG project (Reuters; Oct. 1) – Malaysia’s state oil and gas firm on Oct. 1 "categorically denied" a Reuters report that it was considering selling its majority stake in a proposed Canadian liquefied natural gas project. First Nation opposition to LNG project could end up in court (Globe and Mail; Canada; Sept. [...]
Lest We Forget: 9-11 REMEMBRANCE OF GAS PIPELINES POLITICAL PIPEDREAMS: LEST WE FORGET! by Dave Harbour Maybe history teaches that political pipedreams don't work so well. Would it not be wise to learn from our past? Would it not be logical to offer support and not hostile dictates to private sector investors -- for a change -- so that they might realistically conform energy exploration, production, development, transportation, marketing and distribution hopes to the realism of private sector expertise, science-based planning, decision-making agility, competition-inspired efficiency, volatile market [...]
Sowell: Socialism for the uninformed Added by Thomas Sowell on June 2, 2016. Saved under News & Commentary By Thomas Sowell Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound great. It is only when you go beyond rhetoric, and start looking at hard facts, that socialism turns out to be a big disappointment, if not a disaster. More... To Elected Officials In Times Of Shortage, Increasing Taxes On The Few Is Easier Than Cutting Benefits Of The Many Commentary [...]
Energy Is The Very Foundation Of North American Freedom Eco-socialist Strategists Know That The Means, Transportation and Distribution of Energy Production Can Come Under Their Control Via Government Expropriation And/Or Regulatory Power by Dave Harbour Today we ask our readers to recognize the dots that connect socialism and eco-activism to the undoing of free energy markets and freedom itself. We will demonstrate why this transformation is not merely the natural swing, back and forth, of a political pendulum. Our readers can surely agree that: Freedom can be eliminated by eliminating free enterprise. [...]
Alaska And Alberta Struggle To Save Oil Patch Economies – Scroll Down For Today’s Commentary, “U.S. & Canadian Environmental Laws/Regs Have Moved Beyond ‘Reasonable’ To Becoming Weapons Against Capitalism”
Calgary Herald/CP. Canada’s environment minister won’t say if the country can meet its climate change commitments and at the same time green-light new pipeline projects. Catherine McKenna told reporters.... Larry Persily, former Alaska gas pipeline federal coordinator. NGP Photo. See Larry Persily's just released energy links, mostly dealing with Alaska's LNG competitors. Meanwhile, we urge readers to absorb the wisdom in the AK-HEADLAMP report below: Increasing oil & gas taxes in a low price or any environment is not a strategy that will attract investment [...]
Calgary Herald NEB orders operators to report 'substandard' materials used inpipelines Calgary Herald In Canada, poor quality fittings were considered a possible cause of a 2013 leak in an Alberta natural gas pipeline operated by TransCanada Corp.