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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.

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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11-1-02 Updates: 00:01, 11:13, 12:54 ET.  Oil & Gas Journal by Jim Stott, CALGARY -- Both the Alaska natural gas pipeline and the Mackenzie Valley pipeline will be built, with the Mackenzie line likely to go first, says a senior Canadian pipeline executive.   Bob Reid president of Duke Energy Gas Transmission's (DEGT) Canadian unit, told a Ziff Energy Group conference in Calgary Tuesday that the demand for new supply will drive pipeline projects. DEGT is a unit of Duke Energy Corp., Charlotte, NC. … Reid said pipeline companies must deal with a number of new realities, including the need for legitimate participation in projects by First Nations groups and recognition that pipelines involve First Nations lands.  He said a major question is who will underwrite the cost of the pipelines. … Reid said all big energy providers are currently going through "tough waters" after Enron Corp.'s implosion and related crises. He said his company currently plans to focus on the fundamentals, including safety, its customers, maintaining its A1 credit rating, and a lower trajectory for growth and capital spending. He said there are no plans to sell any major assets. … Steve Becker (Photo), vice-president of gas strategy for TransCanada PipeLines Ltd., Calgary, said 2003 is likely to be a key year for decisions on arctic pipeline projects. He also said that at some point in the future unconventional gas sources such as coalbed methane and tight gas will become part of the supply picture. … The TransCanada executive said producers will make a lot of key capital spending decisions in 2003 on arctic projects, and these decisions will also drive increased exploration activity.  Becker said TransCanada sees four integrated projects in the arctic when it looks at pipeline development: 

  • A Mackenzie Valley pipeline from the Mackenzie Delta to connect with a TransCanada system at the Alberta-Northwest Territories border

  • The Alaskan portion of the Alaska pipeline project.

  • The Yukon-British Columbia portion of the Alaska pipeline.

  • Integration of the arctic pipeline projects into the Alberta pipeline system and into the continental pipeline grid. The Alberta portion would involve Foothills Pipeline with Duke Energy.

Becker and Reid agreed that an "over-the-top" pipeline project from Alaska across the Beaufort Sea to the Mackenzie Valley is not a realistic option.  (Please find Becker's PowerPoint presentation here.  Link provided by NGP reader, Greg Komaromi.)

Oil & Gas Journal, by Steven Poruban, 
HOUSTON, Apr. 16 -- Conventional natural gas supplies will not be enough to meet the North American market's demand for gas over the next decade. In the coming years, demand will have to be met through all industry players working together to expand North America's gas network as well as exploring for gas in various frontier areas of the US and Canada.
This was the consensus among panelists representing US and Canadian pipelines and producers at the opening of the 2-day North American Gas Strategies Conference hosted by Ziff Energy Group Monday in Houston.


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Key Transportation Challenges for the Decade:
Keynote Address:  Steven J. Malcolm, President & CEO - Williams
Changes Across Canada:
Hal Kvisle, President & CEO - TransCanada  PipeLines
Bridging the North: 
E. J. (Jay) Holm
, CEO, Eastern Pipeline Group - El Paso Corp.
Coast-To-Coast Expansion: 
Thomas O'Connor, Sr. VP, Mktg & Capacity Trading - Duke Energy Gas Transmission
A View from the North: 
Stephen J. Wuori, Group VP, Planning & Dev. - Enbridge Inc.
Western Canadian Supply Outlook: 
David J. Boone, Exec. VP & COO - PanCanadian Energy
U.S. Gas Supply Outlook:
Tim Holt, VP, Onshore US - BP
Price Outlook & Impact
Keynote Address:  Matt Schatzman, President & CEO, Energy Convergence - Dynegy Inc.
Utility/Power Perspective - US:
Richard Thatcher, Sr. Energy Consultant - Dominion
Utility/Power Perspective - Canada: 
Bernard Otis, GM, Natural Gas Sector - Hydro-Quebec
Industrial Consumer Perspective: 
Lee Gooch, VP, Natural Gas, PCS Nitrogen & Chairman, PGCG
US Producer's Perspective: 
Aubrey McClendon
, Chairman & CEO - Chesapeake Energy Corp.

North American Integrated Energy Policy - A New Government Perspective
Canada's Role in the New Decade: 
The Honourable Murray Smith, Minister of Energy - Province of Alberta
US Perspective:  National & Continental Policies: 
Senator Frank Murkowski (Rep. - Alaska) (invited)
Mexico's Perspective:  Senior Gov. Representative, TBA
New Sources in the New Decade
New Scotian Shelf Prospect: 
David Hager, VP Worldwide Deepwater E&P - Kerr-McGee
Steve Lowden, Senior VP, Bus. Dev. - Marathon Oil Company
Coal Seam: 
Joseph N. Jaggers, VP Expl. & Prod. - Williams Exploration & Production
New North American Supply Focus
North American LNG Development:
Kyle Sawyer, VP - El Paso Global LNG
Prospects for the Canadian North: 
Graeme Phipps, VP. Expl. & Int'l - Petro-Canada
Outlook for Alaska Exploration -
Robert J. Lunn, Manager, Exploration, Gulf of Mexico & Alaska - Anadarko
Gulf Coast LNG: 
Keith Meyer
, VP, Marketing - CMS Panhandle Companies

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