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 attendees.

NARUC Commissioner Emeritus Dave Harbour of Alaska is co-hosting a luncheon sponsored Pete Slaiby at Anchorage Chamber 4-20-09 NGP Photo by Dave Harbourby the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) on whose advisory board he serves.  Harbour will present CEA President David Holt, Shell Oil’s Alaska Manager Pete Slaiby (NGP Photo, 4-09) and Alaska Airline’s Scott Ridge discussing the impact of energy policy on the Nation’s consumers.

Tomorrow, Harbour will address NARUC’s Gas Committee on the subject of technical studies sponsored by NARUC.  Harbour is former Co-Vice Chairman of the NARUC Gas Committee and former Chairman of the Gas Committee of the Western Conference of Public Utility Commissioners.


Petroleum News Alaska: Prince William Sound Regional Advisory Council seeks John Wesley Loy by Dave Harbour 1-23-09 Alliance MeetingDevens’ replacement (We’re glad to see former ADN reporter Wesley Loy (NGP Photo) reporting, and wish him well in what we know will continue to be a stunningly successful career).   Legislature issues RFP for study on Alaska natural gas tax policy.  Kitimat LNG project moves forward, by Gary Park.  Former Premier Peter Lougheed wants to moderate oil sands tempo, by Gary Park.


ADN by Kyle Hopkins.   The Fish and Wildlife Service says no deal after years of study and negotiations — not to mention 100,000 public comments as environmental groups nationwide and some nearby villagers protested potential drilling in the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge. But there’s a twist. The Fairbanks-based Native corporation that pitched the swap, Doyon Ltd., may be happy to see it die.