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WASHINGTON: Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Act; History of H.R. 4; DOE Energy Bill Position, 6-02; Daschle-Bingaman Energy Bill (Alaska, Sec. 1236 & tax credit, Sec. 2503 & H.R. 4 Conferees), Tax Credit; See amendments, "Energy Policy Act of 2002";  "Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Act of 2001 (Draft)" & Background Paper, 8-9-01;Alaska Legislature Joint Committee position; Governor's position; Governor's 10-Point Plan; Anadarko Analysis; U.S. Senate Energy Committee Testimony, 10-2-01 - text version;  U.S. Senate Energy Committee Testimony, 9-14-00; Report on the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Act of 1971, prepared by staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 1-18-01

ALASKA: 1-23-03, Governor Frank Murkowski's State of the State Speech; 2002 DRAFT Recommendations to 2003 Legislature; '02 Alaska Legislation; Alaska Highway Natural Gas Pipeline Policy Council; Joint Legislative Gas Pipeline Committee; 9-01 Alaska Models: Canadian Routes, LNG, GTL; HR 4 Story; Cook Inlet Supply-Demand Report: AEDC; Commonwealth North Investigation & Our Article; Report: Backbone; Legislature Contacts; State Gas Pipeline Financing Study; 5-02 Alaska Producer Update; Kenai: "Oil & Gas Industry Issues and Activities Report, 11-02"; Alaska Oil & Gas Tax Structure; 2-27-02 Royalty Sale Background; Alaska Gas Pipeline Office opens, 7-01, and closes, 5-02; Betty Galbraith's 1997-1998 Chronology Our copy.

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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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11-29-01:  "Alaska Resources 2002: Can Alaska Compete?" (Audience photo with Alaska Commissioners of Natural Resources, Pat Pourchot, and Community and Economic Development, Debby Sedwick in foreground) Resource Development Council for Alaska Conference Speakers, in Anchorage, included: Robert Stiles, RDC President-Steve Marshall, President, BP Exploration Alaska Inc.-Rick Mott, Vice President Exploration and Land, Phillips Alaska, Inc.-Jack Williams, Production Manager-Alaska, ExxonMobil-Mark Hanley, Public Affairs Manager-Alaska, Anadarko Petroleum Company-Charles Pierce, Vice President, UNOCAL Alaska-John Barnes, Alaska Regional Manager, Marathon Oil Company-Gary Carlson, Senior Vice President, Forest Oil Company-Tony Fountain, President, BP Gas and Power, North America-AK Sen. John Torgerson, Chair, Joint Committee on Natural Gas Pipelines-Roger Simmons, Consul General of Canada-Rob Shoaf, Senior Executive, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company-Ira Perman, Executive Director, Alaska Humanities Forum-Ernie Hall, President, Alaskans United-Jamie Kenworthy, Executive Director, AK Science & Technology Foundation-Cavan Carlton, Arctic Project Director-Wayne Sartore, Vice President, Northern Pipeline Development, Enbridge-John Ellwood, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Foothills Pipe Lines, Ltd.-Representative(s) from Alaska Gas Producers-Dr. Sung Sohn, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo & Company-John VanBrunt, President and CEO, Agrium, Inc.-Ernesta Ballard, Principal, Ballard and Associates-John Rense, Chief Operating Officer, NANA Development Corporation-Bob Maynard, Attorney, Perkins Coie LLP-Governor Tony Knowles.  Following are highlights of presentations by Governor Tony Knowles (The complete presentations are available for downloading here).  See the conference photos here.

Governor Tony Knowles.  Calling it a landmark work that will help advance development of a project to boost the economy of Alaska and the nation, Gov. Tony Knowles today received the final report of his Alaska Highway Natural Gas Pipeline Policy Council. The product of a year's worth of public hearings and discussion, Knowles received the report at the annual convention of the Resource Development Council (RDC).  (Photo: Governor Knowles-center, with Council Cochairmen Jim Sampson-L and Frank Brown-R.)

"We know there's no better way to jump-start our nation's economy than by commercializing our huge North Slope natural gas reserves and create thousands of good-paying jobs across scores of industries," Knowles said. "The challenge is: with our remote location and high cost of development and transportation, can we Alaskans be smart enough, fast enough, innovative enough to get them to market?"

Knowles had appointed 28 Alaska business, civic, and government to serve on his Gas Policy Council early in 2001. After the nearly year long analysis of the subject that included 37 meetings in seven different communities, and hearing from more than 100 Alaskans and experts, the council produced what Knowles called a ground-breaking piece of work.

"They've considered the merits of state participation as a gasline investor, how to ensure Alaskans and Alaska businesses are put to work, how to ensure access to the gas for Alaskans, and ultimately how to propel Alaska into the natural gas business," Knowles said. "It will serve as a blueprint for achieving the interests of Alaskans as we work to move our enormous natural gas reserves to market."

The final report contains 61 recommendations in all, including:

  • The council recommends the state not directly invest in a gas pipeline project unless there is clear evidence of economic benefits to Alaska that cannot be achieved through other regulatory mechanisms. However, we should continue to explore any means that public financing, without recourse, could play in furthering the project.
  • The council strongly recommends that the state's option to take its royalty gas in-kind must be retained. Sales of royalty gas to companies other than producers will foster competition, leading to greater values and more benefits to residents. Accordingly, the state is already considering a competitive sale of a portion of the state's royalty gas as early as mid-December.
  • Alaska must have a role in the review and approval of tariffs and other charges affecting transportation of gas from the North Slope to Alaska communities. The state agrees and is already looking into this regulatory process.
  • State and federal agencies must be adequately funded to speed and assist in the permitting process and to perform the necessary oversight of pipeline construction and operation. Processes for effective public involvement need to be implemented during the environmental review period.

"We also want Alaskans to go to work on a gasline project, but as the council reminds us, for this to occur we first need to train Alaskans for these jobs," Knowles added. "Another important conclusion by the council is that a connection for gas off-take on a high-pressure pipeline will be costly and that these should be placed at strategic locations. To meet the clean energy needs in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and other communities, spur gas pipelines from these hubs could be constructed."

With the report in hand, Knowles said the next logical question is, what now?

"All of the pieces of the puzzle for an Alaska Highway natural gas pipeline are before us. It's now up to the commercial interests to fit them together," Knowles said. "I think we're close and I hope that all of the companies involved will continue their commitment to this process. Alaska is America's energy gem. We have the oil and the gas and we want more than ever to deliver it to America and do so in a way that protects this land we all love."  For your convenience, here are the Executive Summary & Full Report.

 (While the author endeavors to produce accurate reports from meeting notes, he encourages all persons and offices named in this and other articles and readers-at-large to provide additions/corrections to ensure validity of the historical record.  -dh   ...Draft Revision: 12-05-01) 

 

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