Northern Gas Pipelines, (Alaska Gas Pipeline, Denali - The Alaska Gas Pipeline, Mackenzie Valley Gas Pipeline, Alaska Highway Gas Pipeline, Northern Route Gas Pipeline, Arctic Gas, LNG, GTL) is your public service, objective, unbiased 1-stop-shop for Arctic gas pipeline projects and people, informal and rich with new information, updated 30 times weekly and best Northern Oil & Gas Industry Links on the Internet. Find AAGPC, AAGSC, ANGTL, ANNGTC, ANGDA, ANS, APG, APWG, ANGTA, ANGTS, AGPPT, ANWR, ARC, CARC, CAGPL, CAGSL, FPC, FERC, GTL, IAEE, LNG, NEB, NPA, TAGS, TAPS, NARUC, IOGCC, CONSUMER ENERGY ALLIANCE, AOGA,AOGCC, RCA and more...
2009 LINKS: FERC Reports to Congress, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7....; USGS Arctic Gas Estimates; MMS hearings: RDC, Our NGP, AJOC, DH, ADN, KTUU; Enstar Bullet Line: Map and News Links; ANGDA; Alaska Energy Forum; Prosperity Alaska
2008 LINKS: Shell Alaska OCS Study; Mackenzie Gas Project EIS; Join the Alaska Gas Pipeline Blog Discussion; Governor Sarah Palin's AGIA Links; 2007 ACES tax bill links; Department of Revenue 2007 ACES tax documents; 2007 ACES tax Presentations; 2007 ACES tax news; Alaska Gas Pipeline Training and Jobs; Gas Pipeline and Economic Development; Andrew Halcro;Bjørn Lomborg; FERC's Natural Gas Website Links
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
MEDIA REFERENCE: Alaska Journal of Commerce; Alaska Inc. Magazine; Anchorage Daily News; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Fairbanks Daily News Miner, Juneau Empire; Northern News Services; Oil & Gas Reporter; Petroleum News Alaska; Whitehorse Star, etc.
EXTENDED CONFERENCE NEWS: Alaska Support Industry Alliance, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Institute, Insight Information, Inuvik Petroleum Shows, International Association of Energy Economists, Resource Development Council for Alaska, Ziff Energy Group
In the early
1960s he was press secretary for the
responding to a long held fascination with the
interims between legislative sessions, he returned to
two-decade tenure in
In 1972, he
For the next 15 years, he worked as an independent reporter, writer, commentator and correspondent in Alaska variously and sometimes concurrently for, among others, The Anchorage Times, The Juneau Empire, KFRB-TV in Fairbanks, KINY in Juneau, the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, the New York Times, and the Whitehorse Daily Star in Canada’s Yukon Territory .
For three months during the mid-1970s, he worked undercover on the trans Alaska oil pipeline project as an equipment operator in order to monitor pipeline construction operations firsthand, then wrote and published news and feature articles about his experience under a pseudonym.
In 1968, he was
invited to sail aboard the SS Manhattan, then the world’s largest ocean-going
tanker during its historic voyage through the ice-choked
waters of the fabled
In the mid-1970s, as work on the $10 billion trans Alaska pipeline got underway, he was asked to found, organize and lead a local government agency in Fairbanks. This position became the focal point of pipeline activity, dealing exclusively with the adverse impacts of world class oil development and pipeline construction on the community, the first of its kind anywhere which served as a model for others that followed.
Named the North
Star Borough Pipeline Impact Information Center, its broad charge was to
identify, forecast, and disseminate to private and public sector institutions
information relating to perceived pipeline impacts, and assist in designing
strategies to mitigate or capitalize on them.
Alaska, LaRocca was the recipient of numerous Alaska Press Club awards for
reporting and writing; received an award in the annual University of Missouri
national competition for excellence in writing on business and economics, and
was the first recipient of the Alaska Communications Conservationist Award in
1970 jointly awarded by the Alaska Chapter of the National Wildlife Assn. and
the Alaska Sportsmen's Council for "Outstanding Contributions to the Wise Use
and Management of the Nation's Natural Resources." Later, in 1990, he received
an award from the Ohio Bar Assn. for "Excellence in Writing on the Legal
In 1981-82, he
accepted an invitation to study at
LaRocca continues to work nearly fulltime as a writer and author. In 2004, he
published his first book, “Alaska Agonistes- The Age of Petroleum: How Big Oil
Bought Alaska,” which has earned favorable reviews in
In 2004, he was invited to participate in the University of Alaska Fairbanks "Living History" program designed to recognize while still living those who have made contributions to Alaska's historical development, delivering several classroom and public lectures focusing on his book and related matters.
Joe is a decorated U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, in which he served during the mid-1950s.
Upcoming Conferences: IOGCC, 5/11 -13;
Yours is visit # to this website.
Site planning: September 2000 - Site construction initiated: January 1, 2001 - Site uploaded to Internet: March 31, 2001 - Founding publisher, 09-00/1-03 and 3-08/present
© 2001-2002-2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008-2009 Northern Gas Pipelines
Web pages herein are protected by the Copyright laws of the United States of America and the Internet Copyright Act.
This Website is provided as a public service.