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 [...]

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 [...]

5-16-18 The Life of Shale Plays

Shale Plays Today Our Mid Atlantic energy guru today writes about the success and decline of the shale phenomenon.  We are always grateful for his perspective.  -dh In January, we ran the note below about the Bakken. Four months later, production has dropped in three out of four months despite higher prices, the number of rigs is stagnant, the number of uncompleted wells has moved up only slightly, and the number of inactive wells is up over 10%.  During the last year, the prime locations have been targeted for drilling, [...]

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2-15-18 BC-Alberta Pipeline Tensions Rise – Let’s Not Forget Alaska Either!

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 [...]

1-19-18 Alaska and Alberta: Resist Socialism!

Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's socialist (i.e. communist) dictator. Comment: We continually urge Alaska and Alberta to control spending and taxation.  The two oil supported governments should resist the move toward socialism which unsuccessfully manages economies, kills economic growth, produces run-away unemployment and inflation and results in dictatorship and loss of freedom.  Following is an example of an oil-fired economy ruined by socialist dictatorship.  -dh Looting of food stores spreads in Venezuela as inflation tops 2600%.  Things are going from bad to worse in Venezuela as growing food shortages are [...]

12-20-17 A Union Hope For An Alaska Gas Export Project

Stay the course: Alaska LNG project on horizon By Scott Eickholt Citizen Op-Ed, Originally Published: Fairbanks News Miner Scott Eickholt, Linkedin Profile The stars are aligned — from the White House, to Alaska’s congressional delegation, to Gov. Bill Walker and the skilled workers of Alaska — all parties are committed to building a project to bring Alaska’s natural gas to market. I see this project not as a burden or drain on the Alaska economy but a way out of the hole. We need new revenue and we [...]

12-5-17 Climate Change and Crony Capitalism

TODAY:  ALL WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE IS HERE FOR OUR ENERGY-ORIENTED READERS! Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change We acknowledge a change in the climate.  Once it was summer and warmer.  Now it is winter, in the Northern Hemisphere, and colder.  Either way, the United Nations climate change leadership has boldly acknowledged that climate change strategy is not about the environment; it is about killing capitalism. There you go. -dh P.S. PLEASE...YOU MUST NOT MISS THE TWO VIDEOS [...]

10-31-17

U.S. A note this morning from our Mid-Atlantic energy analyst friend:   We have written a few notes in the past year about the new arenas for potential gas-on-gas competition in markets that previously were potentially underserved. This is a normal capitalist result of easy money, large resource volumes, and relatively free regulatory constraints. We have identified the period 2016 to about 2023 as the period of infrastructure for the natural gas markets. With so many moving parts involved in the production, transportation, and end use of the resource being undertaking simultaneously, it [...]

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9-12-17 TODAY: Major Improvements For Federal Land Access!

TODAY: US Congress Moves Toward Land Access For Energy and Outdoor Sports Live Webcast: Click HERE to watch the markup beginning at 4:00 PM ET Remarks as prepared for delivery: “Today, the Committee will consider several important bipartisan bills, beginning with H.R. 3668—the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement, or SHARE Act. This legislation strengthens the foundation of our country’s hunting and fishing heritage and helps ensure the next generation of sportsmen and women continue to enjoy access to our nation’s federal lands and waterways to carry out these activities and traditions. “Sportsmen [...]

6-14-17 One of our readers articulates the unappreciated dangers America faces

Your publisher has always had a deep appreciation for Marc Bond, his dedication to Alaska and his professional abilities.  We, along with Easy Gilbreth, as I remember, were the three co-signers of the Articles of Incorporation of the ANWR non-profit corporation, Arctic Power.  If memory serves, our former Lieutenant Governor and current RCA Commissioner, Steve McAlpine, served as the first, or one of the first, Arctic Power presidents.   So, it is always a pleasure to hear from, read about or review the writing of such valued, old friends. [...]

3-21-17 Economist Roger Marks Fact Checks Lawyer’s “Fair Share” Cliché (UPDATE)

Calgary Herald by Javier Blax.   Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron Corp., are jumping into American shale with gusto, planning to spend a combined $10 billion this year, up from next to nothing only a few years ago.  (Many Alaskan and Alberta elected officials -- obviously -- have no concept of the principle of worldwide competition for attracting natural resource investment dollars.  -dh) Critical Thinking The end of the Alaska Legislature's 2017, third trimester approaches.  The socialist-leaning House majority has cut off debate on their [...]

2-26-17 A Look Back At The U.S. Purchase Of Alaska From Russia In 1867

We urge our Juneau readers to sign up for Thursday's historical presentation, described below.  -dh Juneau energy pioneers to speak to Chamber of Commerce Bill Corbus. Northern Gas Pipelines File Photo by Dave Harbour The Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon Thursday features representatives from one of the oldest establishments in Juneau, looking both at the past and to the future. The program, entitled “Energy for Juneau for 124 Years & Counting,” features two prominent figures from Alaska Electric Light & Power, and will serve as the basis of [...]

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