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 [...]
...there's this, from our friend, Pedro van Meurs: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, DESIGN AND MODELLING OF PETROLEUM FISCAL SYSTEMS London, UK December 4 - 6, 2017 NEW COURSE: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, DESIGN AND MODELLING OF PETROLEUM FISCAL SYSTEMS Pedro van Meurs (l). Northern Gas Pipelines photo with publisher (r) This is to announce that a new 3-day computer inter-active course Economic Analysis, Design and Modelling of Petroleum Fiscal Systems is scheduled to take place in London on 4-6 December 2017. The course is developed by Van Meurs Corporation and will be held in [...]
7-21-17 We bet that of our NEB and Energy Committee stories most of our readers, “first saw it here”!
As we work on an assignment today, we wish our readers a personally fulfilling weekend! -dh Judge rules that NEB must reconsider BC natural gas pipeline jurisdiction CBC.ca A Federal Court of Appeal judge has ruled the National Energy Board must reconsider whether a proposed TransCanada Corp. natural gas pipeline in ... Will US sell hundreds of millions of barrels of oil from its Strategic Petroleum Reserve? Committee Reviews Key Interior and Energy Nominees Murkowski Plans to Use Extra Weeks of August Session to Push for Timely [...]
Continued Today From Our 6-19-17 Posting: BP’s Global Energy Review Damian Bilbao, BP Alaska Exploration, Inc., Global Energy Review 2017 Stay tuned for more on Damian Bilbao's presentations yesterday to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and the World Trade Center-Anchorage on BP's Statistical Review. -dh Energy markets in transition: BP Statistical Review shows long-term shifts underway Strong oil demand and weaker supply growth rebalance oil markets; inventories continue to weigh on oil prices Energy mix shifting; rising renewable energy offsetting steep falls in coal use Carbon [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 [...]