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06 October 2014 10:44am

See this week's Petroleum News headlines, including these:

Alaska LNG team in place - 10/05/2014 (Full story) Three project offices for the Alaska LNG Project — in Anchorage, Houston and Calgary — are up and running, legislators were told Sept. 29 in Anchorage at the first public update on the project since enabling legislation was signed into law in May. Steve Butt, overall manager for the Alaska LNG 

  • Guide to Alaska natural gas projects - 10/05/2014  Pipeline to Southcentral A 737-mile, 36-inch buried pipeline from the Prudhoe Bay field on Alaska's North Slope to the Big Lake area north of Anchorage. From there, the gas could flow to consumers, utilities and other industry via the local distribution pipelines of ENSTAR Natural Gas Co. The pipeli....


  • CIPL to replace west side pipe section - 10/05/2014  Cook Inlet Pipe Line Co. has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for work required to replace a 6,000-foot section of the crude oil pipeline which runs along the west side of Cook Inlet. CIPL, owned by Hilcorp subsidiary Harvest Alaska, needs Corps authority for a temporary gravel pad to su....


  • Cook Inlet Energy to drill gas prospect - 10/05/2014  Cook Inlet Energy LLC is planning to drill an exploratory well on its Kahiltna natural gas prospect in the Susitna basin. The Anchorage-based company lays out the project in a plan of operations filed recently with the Alaska Division of Oil and Gas. Cook Inlet Energy holds exploration licenses on e....

10-5-14 Personal: Another tribute to my Dad, Col. Dave Harbour

04 October 2014 10:01pm

Point of personal privilege.  Col. Dave Harbour continues to be remembered by Google, Amazon and this newest video, as we continue to love and miss him and Mom.  -dh





04 October 2014 7:38pm

Guide to Alaska natural gas projects  Petroleum News
14 issue of Petroleum News, includes the Alaska LNG Project, ... TransCanada and the Alaska Gasline Development Corp.; a smaller-scale LNG ...


03 October 2014 4:46am

CBC.  Oil prices may be at a two-year low, but that doesn’t seem to be dampening the spirits at the International Pipeline Exposition in Calgary.

Cryopolitics by Mike Bennett On September 26, ConocoPhillips‘ Polar Discovery departed the Valdez Marine Terminal in Alaska for Yeosu, South Korea.    ...     The 1975 Energy Policy and Conservation Act, passed during the oil embargo to protect American consumers from price shocks and volatility, generally prohibits U.S. oil from export. Debate over the practicality of the law has grown in recent years, especially thanks to the hydraulic fracking boom in North Frank Murkowski, crude oil exports, Alaska, U.S. Senate, father of senator Lisa Murkowski, Dave Harbour PhotoDakota. Still, only a few select locations in the U.S. are exempt from the ban. Oil transported through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline has been permitted export since 1996, while Cook Inlet oil has enjoyed the privilege for a longer time, since 1985. At the time, then senator Frank Murkowski (NGP Photo) declared,

“This is a small beginning but it can be a catalyst to unlock some of the previously impenetrable barriers.”

Lisa Murkowski, crude oil exports, Alaska, U.S. Senate, daughter of senator Frank Murkowski, Dave Harbour PhotoIf that name sounds familiar, that’s because Murkowski is the father of current Senator Lisa Murkowski (NGP Photo), who filled his seat when he became governor in 2002. She then won election in 2004. Remarking on the export of North Slope oil to Korea, Murkowski stated in words that echoed her predecessor:

“This is the first North Slope cargo to leave Alaska for overseas markets in a decade. I am encouraged to see Alaska increasing its participation in global oil markets. It’s my hope that Lower 48 oil will soon follow suit.”


02 October 2014 7:30am

Fairbanks News Miner Op-Ed by Susan Bell.  Thanks to the Alaska Industrial Development Authority’s (AIDEA) lead role on Gov. Parnell’s Interior Energy Project, lower energy costs are in sight. Working closely with the Alaska Energy Authority and local utilities to develop North Slope gas, AIDEA’s efforts will significantly increase access to lower cost natural gas in the near future. Expansion of the Fairbanks distribution system and construction of the North Slope pad are significant and visible project milestones.

TransCanada Corp. sells stake in Bison Pipeline for US$215 million
Calgary Herald, TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) said Wednesday it has signed a deal to sell its remaining 30 per cent stake in Bison Pipeline LLC to its ...


01 October 2014 6:34am

Parnell, Walker clash on spending, gas line Fairbanks Daily Bill Walker, State Spending, Independent Candidate for Governor, Dave Harbour PhotoNews-Miner Sean Parnell, Governor Alaska, Debate with Bill Walker, Independent Candidate for Governor, Photo by Dave HarbourSean Parnell clashed with his major rival, independent Bill Walker, on state spending ... Parnell also sniped at Walker teaming up with Byron Mallottwho ... Under the plan, the state's interest in the pipeline and gas-treatment plan ...

Enbridge eyes growth opportunities outside of North American home base Calgary Herald
CALGARY - Enbridge Inc. is eyeing new opportunities outside of its home base of North America, including early-stage plans to build a ...
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