AGDC Chair to speak at Chamber Luncheon ~ Sep 18, Delta News Web, John Burns, Chairman of the Board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) will be the guest speaker at the September Chamber of ...
Journal of Commerce by Tim Bradner. Step by step, the Alaska LNG Project is moving forward. The project made a big advance Sept. 5 with its application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin a pre-filing process for the project.
Earlier this summer an application was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy for a license to export liquefied natural gas, or LNG. Pre-Front End Engineering and Design work, or pre-FEED, which will cost about half a billion dollars, also got underway this summer.
Instead of Mackenzie Delta natural gas flowing south, as had been the NWT/Yukon/Alberta dream for 40 years, Oil Sands bitumen flowing north may be one of the answers to Arctic Canada's economic challenges. -dh
CBC. Sending oilsands bitumen north through N.W.T. to a port in the Arctic is feasible, according to a study commissioned last year by Alberta.
Dubbed the Arctic Gateway Pipeline, the proposed link would ship bitumen along the Mackenzie Valley to a port in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T.
It says shipping of bitumen through Tuktoyaktuk could start as early as next summer, using freight trains to Hay River, N.W.T., then barges the rest of the way down the Mackenzie River and on to Tuktoyaktuk.
N.W.T. Premier Bob McLeod (NGP Photo) said he is happy with the study's findings.
"The report lays out a number of options," he said. "We can start on a smaller scale, and eventually advance to where the report indicates the best option is a pipeline to the coast."
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (NGP PHOTO) delivered the following opening statement at today’s Full Committee oversight hearing entitled “Oversight of the Office of Inspector General and its Ongoing Failure to Comply with a Subpoena for Documents about a Recent Investigation."
“There are long-held concerns about the integrity and independence of the Department of the Interior’s Office of Inspect General under the leadership of Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall. A Committee report released last year highlighted several examples of mismanagement and there are ongoing issues that continue to undermine the credibility of the OIG’s work.
The OIG is supposed to serve as an independent watchdog over the Department and report findings to Congress. Instead, Ms. Kendall has established an accommodating and deferential relationship between the OIG and the Department, hindering the OIG’s ability to conduct impartial, independent work.
The OIG is currently in violation of a congressional subpoena for an unredacted copy of their report and documents on the Department’s rewrite of the 2008 Stream Buffer Zone Rule. Their report exposed mismanagement of the rulemaking process and significant on-going problems. More....
Hastings: Admin’s Response to Oversight Requests Shameful . “Either the Administration is incompetent or it is going out of its way to expend time and money to withhold information from Congress”
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 10, 2014 - House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (NGP Photo) delivered the following opening statement at today’s Full Committee oversight hearing entitled “The Status of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Responses to Committee Subpoenas and the Continued Lack of Transparency about Its Implementation and Enforcement of American Wildlife Laws, and Oversight of the Department of the Interior’s Solicitor’s Office.”
Comment: There are many ways we can lose our freedom. Yesterday, we discussed the relationship between the November elections, freedom of speech and the freedom to produce natural resource wealth under a reliable, predictable 'rule of law'. And, we documented how one political party in Washington seeks to stay in power by diminishing the rule of law. Early this morning, after additional research, we added this epilog that our readers might find personally and professionally interesting. It is a reminder from a great poet, philosopher and playwright to not forget past tragedy. -dh
The Drilldown: Prentice's new national voice on pipelines
iPolitics.ca (subscription). Premier-designate Jim Prentice speaks to media before meeting Alberta ... which he has argued are critical to more oil and gas leaving the ground.