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1-26-13

 

Bill Wielechowski, Alaska State Senate, Senator, Labor, Oil Taxes, ACES, Debate, Halcro, Photo by Dave HarbourYesterday's Great Oil Andrew Halcro, ACES, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Representative Halcro, Oil Taxes, Debate Wielechowski, Alaska Dispatch, Photo Copyright Dave HarbourTax Debate.  Alaska Dispatch Story by Alex DeMarban.   Doug Smith (NGP Photo-R below), president and CEO of oilfield subcontractor Little Red Services, said after the debate he was concerned to see both sides misuse data. But Bill Wielechowski (NGP Photo-L above) seemed to do most of the misusing, by relying excessively on outdated information, Smith said.  ...  Malcolm Roberts (NGP Photo-L below), a member of a group Doug Smith, Alliance, ACES, Malcolm Roberts, Oil Taxes, Debate, Photo copyright by Dave Harbourcalled Backbone that opposes Senate Bill 21, said Halcro never rebutted Malcolm Roberts, ACES, Backbone, Oil Taxes, Hickel, Debate, Photo copyright Dave Harbourmany of Wielechowski's arguments. Roberts took issue  with a key point offered by Andrew Halcro (NGP Photo-R above), who had blasted Wielechowski for failing to mention that massive overspending by the state will soon put the treasury in negative territory.  (Fairbanks News Miner/AP version.)


A US Senate Bi Partisan group sent Secretary of State John Kerry a letter today urging quick approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline.  

The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy And Mineral Resources will conduct hearings on how America can pursue an "all of the above" energy policy on federal lands.

The US Senate Ron Wyden, U.S. Senate, Natural Resources and Energy, Confirmation Hearing, Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell, REI, Photo by Dave HarbourCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources tells us that, "On Thursday, March 7 (Dirksen 366 at 10 a.m.), the full Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to consider the nomination of Sally Jewell to be the new Secretary of the Interior.  This is the first nomination hearing under the leadership of Chairman Ron Wyden (NGP Photo), D-Ore. The Administration announced its decision to nominate Jewell earlier this month. 


Sacramento Bee.  Speaking at the "Fuelling the Future: Global Opportunities for LNG in BC" conference in Vancouver, Jim Prentice (NGP Photo)  told the audience that there is Jim Prentice, LNG, Gas Pipeline, CIBC, pipeline routes, Canada, Photo Copyright by Dave Harbourmomentum in the right direction for success in the LNG sector.  "Everything is happening. Progress is being made on essential regulatory issues. Pipeline routes in from the gas fields are taking shape. Competition is mounting. Opportunity is emerging," said Mr. Prentice.  


 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will launch a series of hearings next month to examine how a true all-of-the-above American energy production plan on federal lands and waters can help create jobs and lower prices.   

On Tuesday, March 5th, the Subcommittee will hold a hearing focusing on offshore energy  resources and a subsequent hearing on Thursday, March 14th will focus on onshore energy resources.  Both hearings will examine the abundance of America’s energy resources on federal lands and waters that could be available to help lower prices and create jobs if the Obama Administration removed their jobs destroying red-tape and bureaucratic obstacles to federal energy production.  Recently, a report projected significant growth in jobs and economic activity - $14.4 trillion GDP increase, almost 2 million jobs created, and $2.7 trillion in federal tax revenues - that would result from increased energy production on federal lands.
 
Since President Obama took office, energy production on federal lands has decreased 7 percent and is down 13 percent since 2003.  From 2010 to 2011, oil production on federal lands is down 14 percent and natural gas production on federal lands is down 11 percent.  Under President Obama, energy producers on federal land have to wait on average 30 percent longer for approval of application for permit to drill. President Obama’s five year offshore drilling plan prohibits new offshore energy production by placing 85 percent of America’s offshore under lock and key.  President Obama’s offshore prohibition offers no new areas for lease and offers the lowest number of lease sales in history.  
 
“The facts are clear that increased energy production on federal lands and waters would create millions of jobs, significantly benefit the economy and help lower gasoline prices for American families.  For four years President Obama has ignored the job creating potential of increased energy production on federal lands and waters—event  while energy jobs, mostly on state and private lands, have increased 26 percent since 2008,” said Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn.  “Gasoline prices in some parts of the country are already at record highs, but Americans shouldn’t have to go through this price shock rollercoaster every year.  President Obama should embrace America’s abundant energy resources, open up more federal lands and waters for energy production to lower gasoline prices and put Americans back to work.”   
 
WHAT:
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources oversight hearing on: “America’s Offshore Energy Resources: Creating Jobs, Securing America, and Lowering Prices;” and
 
WHEN:
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
10:00 A.M.
 
 
WHERE:
1324 Hearing Room in the Longworth House Office Building
 
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WHAT:
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources oversight hearing on:  “America’s Onshore Energy Resources:   Creating Jobs, Securing America, and Lowering Prices.”
 
WHEN:
Thursday, March 14, 2013
10:00 A.M.
 
WHERE:
1324 Hearing Room in the Longworth House Office Building
 
 
Visit the Committee Calendar for additional information, once it is made available.  The meeting is open to the public and a live video stream will be broadcast at http://naturalresources.house.gov/live.
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