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CANADA: 1-10-03, "Arctic Gas Pipeline Construction Impacts On Northern Transp."-Transport Canada-PROLOG Canada Inc.-The Van Horne Institute;Hill Times Reports, 8-30-02; 9-30-02, Cons. Info. Requirements; CBC Archives, Berger Commission; GNWT Economic Impact Study, 5-13-02; GNWT-Purvin & Gertz Study, 5-8-02; Alberta-Alaska MOU 6-02; Draft Pan- Northern Protocol for Oil and Gas Development; Yukon Government Economic Effects: 4-02 & PPT; Gas Pipeline Cooperation Plan Draft & Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board; Mackenzie Valley Pipeline MOU Draft, 6-01; FirstEnergy Analysis: 10-19-01; Integrated Delta Studies; National Post on Mackenzie Pipeline, 1-02;Northern Pipeline Act; Haida Nation v. British Columbia; Indian Claims Commission; Skeena Cellulose decision -- aboriginal consultations required, 12-02; Misc. Pipeline Studies '02
COMPANIES: Alaska Gas Producers Pipeline Team Newsletter, 7-27-01; APG Newsletter: 5-02, 7-02 & 9-02; ArctiGas NEB PIP Filing Background; NRGPC Newsletter: Fall-02; 4-02 ArctiGas Reduces Field Work; BP's Natural Gas Page; Enbridge Perspective; Foothills Perspective; Williams Perspective; YPC Perspective, 7-02
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Northern Gas Pipelines: Please scroll down for November 2008 news
1-28-08. Today I sent the following letter to EPA following up on the 11-27-08 story below.
The Honorable Stephen Johnson
Dear Mr. Johnson:
While your 'carbon emissions rulemaking' is undoubtedly
well intentioned, as a former regulator I thought you might appreciate a
viewpoint addressing 'unintended consequences'.
The Clean Air Act (CAA) is an inappropriate vehicle for attaining reductions in domestic carbon emissions. In particular, the EPA's proposal could prompt the regulation of carbon emissions under portions of the CAA, which could cost consumers both jobs and money by jeopardizing the national economy and defense.
You should very carefully reflect on the unintended consequences of your effort. If the EPA cannot regulate carbon emissions in China and India (i.e. the most dangerous, human sources of carbon emissions), our efforts to further regulate America's already professionally managed environmental programs could teeter us toward economic disaster without promise of achieving the result you seek anyway.
I am concerned that your actions could adversely affect forward movement of an
Alaska gas pipeline and other energy projects that could strengthen our country
and benefit consumers from coast to coast.
I urge you on the basis of national security
considerations, therefore, to suspend this rulemaking at this time.
-27-08. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!.
Last Chance to comment on Carbon Emissions Policy!
Alan Bailey of PNA. Aurora Power drops Southcentral
Commercial Customers. *
KTUU video and
by Ted Land re: Cook Inlet Gas Supply for Enstar (Note: the
story refers to 'a meeting to work out the details', between Enstar and the
Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) scheduled for next Monday.
Rather, next Monday is a deadline wherein in its order
U-08-58(8) the RCA imposed on Enstar a requirement to file an amendment
affirming acceptance of certain commission imposed conditions for approval.
Slave River Journal, by Shawn Bell. PM's Throne
Speech Mentions Mackenzie Valley Pipeline. “It’s very rare that a
specific project gets mentioned in the Speech from the Throne,” said Tim
Coleman, director of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Office. “So that’s a
-25-08. ADN editorial: Natural Gas Bargain. ...Conoco and Marathon have a trump card. Their LNG export facility is where we store the gas we need for those huge spikes of use on cold winter days. It would cost local consumers upward of $200 million to build peak gas storage facilities if the LNG export plant wasn't there. (The ADN performs an important service in educating Alaskans through this editorial. Relatively large, local natural gas rate increases recently have produced public complaints about 'high prices'. However, prices in Alaska are among the lowest in the country and if we want to encourage future exploration for natural gas that fuels electric generators, our homes and businesses and industry, we better be willing to pay prices that are competitive with gas prices elsewhere. If we are not willing to pay producers competitive prices that encourage their investment into our exploration opportunities, we should logically expect them to put that investment into more attractive areas. One last note on the ADN editorial: instead of ending the editorial on their high road, the editorialist fell to the low road of public intimidation with the last statement: "BOTTOM LINE: Cook inlet gas suppliers and exporters should remember enlightened self-interest, keep Alaska prices within reason." Here, the ADN suggests that--in spite of the economic realities so well described in the editorial--Cook Inlet producers should artificially temper prices by observing, 'enlightened self-interest'. In other words, the ADN seems to say, "If you don't keep natural gas prices at some low/subsidized level that we/the public find acceptable, you may later wish you had after you see how we might adversely impact your other 'interests'." -dh)
11-24-08. NNS by Cece Hodgson-McCauley. The pipeline supporters should be happy, even the MP Jim Prentice (NGP Photo of Jim Prentice, center, being interviewed following Arctic Gas Symposium in Calgary, 3-07) is now environmental minister, he still has the portfolio of the Mackenzie pipeline, supporters of Prentice should convince him that the pipeline would be so much (cheaper) to build, if we build the road down the Mackenzie Valley. First he has a lot of clout with the P.M. So let's start lobbying Prentice!
1) Let us give thanks a moment for our friends. Val Molyneaux passed away this past week after giving a large part of his adult life working for an improved Alaska economy and an effective Alaska Support Industry Alliance.
2) Now that the dust is settling after National and Alaska elections, your former candidate author can now get back to business. Thank you for your patience. -dh
11-13-08. This morning in Anchorage - The Alliance breakfast meeting featured
Cathy Foerster, AOGCC Commissioner
Commissioner Foerster reported on
1) Overall ANS gas activity (audio), and
2) ANS gas potential (audio), among other related subjects including
AOGCC's mandate for independent action focused on technology and science
amid significant legislative and political dialogue. In this
observer's mind, Commissioners like Foerster and her colleagues, Chairman
Dan Seamount and former Chairman John Norman are precisely the
dedicated Alaskan professionals needed for properly overseeing Alaska's
hydrocarbon development in such a way that the resource is maximized and
protected on behalf of the citizens. Also attending were
executives Sig Jokiel and daughter, Carrie Lindow (NGP
photo-r). -dh (Also see 11-7-08 story below) *
Associated Press by Nancy Benac. Sarah
Palin, the Alaska governor who was McCain's running mate, was
Denali, just like the national park in her home state, and the natural gas
pipeline project that she promotes. Her husband, Todd, the North Slope oil
worker, was Driller.
). Premier Floyd Roland made some bold
ConocoPhillips and Chevron will announce capital spending plans later this
year. This is good news for the
Thompson project which will eventually produce gas for the Alaska Gas
Pipeline. Point Thomson holds nearly one-fourth of the North Slope's 35
trillion cubic feet of known reserves (Link
to Point Thompson Lawsuit story). We look forward to some positive
indication from ConocoPhillips and BP - builders of the Denali gas pipeline.
Next week's forum will feature the highly regarded Cathy Foerster,
Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (Photo, 3-3-08, with AOGCC
Commissioner John Norman).
11-2-08. PNA via the Illinois Review by Kay Cashman. Since Gov. Sarah Palin was selected as Sen. John McCain's running mate for the 2008 U.S. presidential election, she has taken some major media hits from critics who say she had not gotten a gas pipeline for Alaska.
See Erec Isaacson's October 23, 2008 presentation (here) to the Alaska Support Industry Alliance. Issacson is Vice President, Commercial Assets, for ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. and briefed members on the critical forces and trends which contribute to America's Energy Security outlook. This sort of presentation should be 'required reading' for all American school children for, absent positive action by this generation, our children will be inheriting the lack of energy security this presentation illustrates, along with the accompanying change in America's standard of living. One is also mindful that a loss of energy security implies a diminishment in the country's national security and citizens' economic security. -dh
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