5-4-17 EMP Attack Is An Obvious, Serious Threat To National Defense and ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE!

The EMP threat is no science fiction fable! by Dave Harbour A nuclear explosion in the atmosphere off our coasts or inland (i.e. including Alaska, Canada and the Lower 48) could disable utilities and electronic components in a way that could cripple North American defenses for years -- not to mention the death spiral that would overcome our state, provincial and federal economies.   The recent incursions of Russian bomber and fighter probes into Alaska airspace and Russian ship probes off the East Coast should be raising threat levels [...]

By | 2017-05-04T15:52:58+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Commentary, You Read It Here First|1 Comment

4-28-17 Alaska Governor Justifies ‘Broad Based Tax’

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski with President Trump. 4-28-17. Congressman Don Young with President Trump, 4-28-17 Washington Examiner (4/27/17) reports: “President Trump on Friday "will sign" an executive order on opening up the U.S. coasts to more offshore drilling while reviewing a number of former President Barack Obama's marine monument and sanctuary approvals seen as barriers to offshore energy development.  (Note: this morning the President did sign the E.O. with Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and Congressman Don Young present at the White House.  We are delighted that the [...]

4-21-17 Arctic (And Other Energy) Conferences!

Yesterday, we advised readers about two upcoming conferences, one in Inuvik, NWT and one in Anchorage.  Below, we alert readers to consider several more!  -dh Enjoy The Kentucky Derby Spirit With An Alaska Railroad Twist! Alaska's Energy and Minerals Sector Could Interface With Other Constituent Businesses In A Great Atmosphere.  Join Us Next Week!  -dh On Friday, April 28, 2017, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce invites our readers to come aboard the Annual Anchorage Chamber Train Ride, held from noon to 4:30 p.m., on the Alaska Railroad passenger train. This [...]

4-19-17 BEWARE ENERGY AND OTHER PRODUCTIVE INDUSTRIES: OBAMA IS STILL ORGANIZING TO REPLACE YOU WITH DICTATORIAL SOCIALISM

America's constitution and free enterprises under attack by America's ex-president Masked activists on the attack, April 2017 Christiana Figueres, UN Framework on Climate Change, kill capitalism At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism. “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally…to change the [...]

4-5-17 Former Alaska Gasline Development Corporation CEO, Dan Fauske, Passed Away Today

   Former Alaska Gasline Development Corporation and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Chief Executive Officer Dan Fauske passed away today after a courageous battle against cancer.  Our prayers are with his family.  -dh Dan Fauske. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour. “Dan Fauske touched the lives of so many Alaskans, first through his work with the North Slope Borough and later as the head of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation. His work helped generate millions of dollars in construction projects and affordable [...]

4-1-17 IT’S APRIL FOOL’S DAY! But the comment below is real.

Alaska Governor Wants Trump to Back LNG Pipeline “Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.” —Perth, Scotland, 28 May 1948, in Churchill, Europe Unite: Speeches 1947 & 1948 (London: Cassell, 1950), 347. Our commentary:   As an Alaska citizen and federal taxpayer this writer resents and opposes the suggestion by Alaska's governor that public dollars be wasted on his government-owned, socialist LNG pipedream project: in the form of grants, loans or loan guarantees.     Conservatives and liberals alike should be able [...]

3-16-17 We have trusted you, President Trump, to maintain your correct climate change (hoax) position. Please do not let one or two close advisors deter you from the right course!

Photo: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kusher, for whom we have held great regard based on their dispassionate, logical, loyal and wise counsel.     If we ourselves misunderstand the larger picture and strategy, we invite additions/corrections and will highlight any corrections at the top of this and/or subsequent postings, as is our custom. The accuracy of our archives is our most important priority. -dh Congratulations, Mr. President, on moving to pull back EPA’s fuel efficiency standards! "The president's daughter and son-in-law pushed the Republican executive to get rid of [...]

2-27-17 Breaking News: Point Thomson and North Slope Borough

Breaking news:  tax settlement improves investment climate! North Slope Borough and ExxonMobil Alaska Production Inc. Settle Pt. Thomson Tax Appeals (Barrow, AK)— “Today’s agreement to settle outstanding tax disputes on the valuation of Pt. Thomson development demonstrates another historic milestone for the people of the North Slope Borough,” pronounced Mayor Harry K. Brower, Jr., “Ever since I was sworn into office in July of 2016, one of my key priorities has been to establish partnerships and relationship building with external organizations for economic growth and empowerment in our North Slope [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:11:11+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Alaska Taxes, You Read It Here First|0 Comments

2-22-17 Keen Perspective: Macro Energy Trends

From our Mid-Atlantic Energy Analyst Friend: One of the best items we have read in recent times is linked below. It is a great history from Roman times of how monetary policy is really in place to serve the government, not the people We urge you to read it. We learned more from this presentation than any one item in a long time. https://mises.org/library/inflation-and-fall-roman-empire Finally, an update on the progress of the Aramco IPO, just since our note yesterday. We see the IPO as quite probably the largest single [...]

By | 2017-02-22T04:38:42+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Reader Comment, You Read It Here First|0 Comments

2-16-17 Teamster Leader Sets Oil Tax Advocate Straight!

BREAKING NEWS, 2:40 EDT:  TRANS CANADA REFILES FOR KEYSTONE XL ROUTE Posted By RICK BOYLES FOR THE JUNEAU EMPIRE Keeping the oil industry healthy     An observation from educator/philosopher William James came to mind as I watched Robin Brena lecture the House Resources Committee a few days ago on his version of reality. “There’s nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it,” James wrote. Well, Brena repeated the words “fair share” 40 times during his two-hour, 71-slide presentation. In Brena’s mind, “fair share” [...]

2-15-17 Should The Attorney General Be Authorized To Support Any Project It Wishes Before The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission?

Below We Have Today's Anticipated Response To The Breaking News We Provided In Our Sunday Column: "Sunday Night: The Quiet Before The Storm" (See the right-hand column for our remedy to the news of the "new" competition)  Supporters push for more consideration of Valdez LNG site Larry Persily. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour By Larry Persily lpersily@kpb.us Feb. 15, 2017   (This update, provided by the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor’s office, is part of an ongoing effort to help keep the public informed about [...]

2-14-17 Happy Valentine’s Day!

More Gas Pipe/LNG Entrigue We noted that YESTERDAY the Alaska governor sought to increase the statutory reach of the Department of Law's Attorney General, so that he (i.e. and various attorney friends of the Administration as well, we presume), could participate in tribunals presided over by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Here is the bill he submitted to the Legislature. Please review our Sunday night observation and consider that in testimony today before the Senate Finance Committee the President of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) said that he was aware [...]

2-12-17 It’s Sunday night, the quiet before the storm

Greetings!    (Note: this was provided to our subscribers tonight via email alert.)   It's Sunday night, the quiet before the storm.   Tomorrow, the reality of Alaska's TWO critical issues will hit the fan harder than ever. First, comes a new LNG issue that changes everything...well, not everything; the project's still uneconomic.   We'll comment more on it next week.  We will also bet that tomorrow the governor, legislators, talking heads and mainstream and social media mavens will be gushing with opinions that are certain to accomplish at least one [...]

2-3-17 AMA BREAKING NEWS -also- Dakota Access Trespassers Were No Angels

Cleanup begins at Dakota Access encampment  02/05/2017 (Trouble viewing this article? Click here).  Cleanup of a North Dakota encampment where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline stayed for months to protest the $3.8 billion project is expected to take weeks, a leader of the tribe that organized the protest said Jan. 31. The Standing Rock Sioux hopes to complete the work before any spring.... FERC Commissioner Colette Honorable. Northern Gas Pipelines Photo by Dave Harbour FERC won’t have a quorum after Feb. 3  02/05/2017 (Trouble viewing this article? Click [...]

1-24-17 President Trump Trumps Obama’s Pipeline Blocks

Courtesy: The Des Moines Register Video Alert: President Trump plans to sign executive orders reviving the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, which had been stalled under the Obama administration.... ______________ Oh...and we note that on the Canadian side of the border the pipeline access challenges drag on as special interests seek advantage at the expense of the public interest.  -dh Métis protest construction of northern Alberta TransCanada LNGpipeline ___________________________________________________________