Progress Toward a Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Thwarted by Shale Gas

Michael Giberson In February, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission made its eleventh report to the U.S. Congress on the status of efforts to build a natural gas pipeline in Alaska. The twice-annual reports are required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Three efforts to bring gas from the North Slope of Alaska to market … More Progress Toward a Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Thwarted by Shale Gas

Shale Gas Supplies and the Alaska Gas Pipeline Question

Michael Giberson For 30 odd years there has been talk of building a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope of Alaska into Canada and down to the lower 48 states.  For a time it seemed almost a necessity given the prospects of diminishing gas supplies in the lower 48 and the cost of competing … More Shale Gas Supplies and the Alaska Gas Pipeline Question

A Good Non-Technical Introduction to Shale Gas

Michael Giberson Paul M. Barrett, for Bloomberg, has written up a pretty good introduction to natural gas from shale. The article delves a bit into the history and geology of the subject, but focuses more on the business efforts that turned a modestly interesting rock into a significant economic resource and the environmental politics that … More A Good Non-Technical Introduction to Shale Gas

Import? Export? Which Way for Lng in North America?

Michael Giberson Another sign of change in the North American natural gas industry, the Wall Street Journal reports Apache Corp. has agreed to supply gas to the Kitimat LNG terminal in British Columbia for export into the Asian market.  The Kitimat facility was initially conceived of as an import terminal to tap Middle Eastern and … More Import? Export? Which Way for Lng in North America?

Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline, One of Five Proposals Advances

Michael Giberson Tom Fowler of the Houston Chronicle reports: Only one of five applications to build an Alaskan natural gas pipeline will move on to a public comment period, Gov. Sarah Palin said Friday. The application from pipeline giant TransCanada met or exceeded all the state’s requirements for the massive project, Palin said, while applications … More Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline, One of Five Proposals AdvancesMore Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline, One of Five Proposals Advances

Alaska Gas Pipeline: Will the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act Get Construction Started?

Michael Giberson Last Friday, the State of Alaska received five proposals in response to a Alaska Gasline Inducement Act deadline to build a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope into Canadian and American markets. The applicants are Alaska Gasline Port Authority, AEnergia LLC, TransCanada, Sinopec ZPEB and Alaska Natural Gasline Development Authority. If the … More Alaska Gas Pipeline: Will the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act Get Construction Started?More Alaska Gas Pipeline: Will the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act Get Construction Started?

Alaska Natural Gas Line Ready to Take Off, Just As Soon As Politicians Get Things Sorted

Michael Giberson Word is, the Alaska natural gas pipeline is just about ready to get started. The thing is, it has been just about ready for 30 years. In the Energy Tribune, Alaska-born Ron Oligney diagnoses the problems that have kept progress on the Alaskan gas line at bay. Posturing by populist politicians plays a … More Alaska Natural Gas Line Ready to Take Off, Just As Soon As Politicians Get Things SortedMore Alaska Natural Gas Line Ready to Take Off, Just As Soon As Politicians Get Things Sorted

Ron Bailey On Oil Prices

Lynne Kiesling This Reason article from Ron Bailey provides a good, link-filled synopsis of the importance of BP’s Alaska pipeline shutdown. He takes a long-term view, and it’s a sensible analysis. … More Ron Bailey On Oil Prices

Oil Prices And The Alaska Pipeline

Okay, for those of you who think that drilling for oil in ANWR would make a huge difference in national security and world oil market power dynamics, notice that the pipeline has been down for two days because of an earthquake, BP’s Alaskan oil production is halted because of the earthquake (and they’re one of … More Oil Prices And The Alaska PipelineMore Oil Prices And The Alaska Pipeline