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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











Northern Gas Pipelines

About Our Founding Publisher

This website has always been a public service effort.  It's Founder, Dave Harbour desired to seportrb&w1.cm2e the Arctic Gas project he supported as a young professional finally come to completion in some modern form.  He did not support any particular gas pipeline route, yet he supported them all.  He especially supported 'due process'  and free enterprise concepts for resolving the many issues and alternatives.  The Arctic Gas reference materials and observations he provided were for historical, research and perhaps entertainment purposes, not promotional.  His readers appreciated the archive he provided.

Mr. Harbour believed that North America desperately needs Arctic energy and that Alaskan and Canadian northerners are anxious to provide it.  He said the prosperity of a whole new generation could depend on its success.  "Success will reflect stakeholders' effectiveness in building and maintaining sufficient relationships, cooperation, diplomacy, communication channels and appropriate compromise."

On January 31, Mr. Harbour left Northern Gas Pipelines, responding to a public service appointment in Alaska's state government.  He also suspended operations of his consulting firm, The Harbour Company, in January 2003.  The profile below was current to January 31, 2003, at which time Mr. Harbour assumed his position with Alaska's state government.

The Harbour Company

Distinguished Public Affairs Operations and Strategic Planning

Vision Statement:  The Harbour Company develops and executes distinguished public affairs operations, assisting organizations with effective strategic planning and accomplishing client goals with intense focus on successful outcomes and due regard for the highest ethical standards.

Methodology:  The Harbour Company believes that accomplishment of corporate, non-profit and governmental missions is best assured when stakeholders understand and support reasonable institutional objectives.

Services:   Top level government relations and lobbying management.  Strategic planning and facilitation.  Marketing, public relations, fundraising, human resources and crisis management campaigns.  Development of institutional policies and procedures in coordination with human resources, operating and legal resources.   Strategic planning facilitation with boards and managements of corporations and non-profits.

Confidential mentor-peer coaching for:

CEOs, owners (It's lonely at the top.) and young professionals needing an objective, supportive sounding board; managers needing tactical support for internal political challenges and external affairs issues; 'ends and means' counsel; finding the ethical, effective path; maintaining support of a board of directors; superior supervisor relationships; effectively resolving ineffective employee performance; developing corporate 'process'; ignoring and effectively evolving through 'glass ceilings'; attracting board, supervisor, employee, client, governmental agency loyalty/respect using creative leadership and communication techniques.*

Professional Speeches: Addresses national, regional and industry audiences on history,  current events and political aspects of northern oil & gas development.  Briefs corporate officers and project work groups on more confidential aspects of the above.

Principal:  Owner of the firm is Dave Harbour, APR.  With a Master of Science Degree in Communications-Journalism, Mr. Harbour has also earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and received additional communication and management training from the Defense Information School, from Mr. Peter Drucker at Claremont and from numerous corporate management programs.   His articles have appeared in scores of national, regional and local publications and he has delivered hundreds of speeches to national, regional and local audiences (Note: these links are incomplete).  He is professionally accredited by the Public Relations Society of America (APR).

Background.  Inspired by an office visit with Senator Ted Stevens in 1970, Mr. Harbour moved to Alaska in 1971, directing a fundraising department at Alaska Methodist University and a public relations department at Murray Kraft and Rockey.  He provided communications counsel during that period to Alaska International Air, Alaska Railroad, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., American Motors, Bureau of Indian Affairs-ANCSA Enrollment Program, British Airways, Carr-Gottstein, Exxon Co. U.S.A., State of Alaska, and numerous other companies.  He then worked within the oil industry: first, as director of public affairs for the two-dozen Canadian and US oil and gas companies in the Arctic Gas consortium (i.e. Anchorage and Washington D.C. offices); as director of public affairs for Northern Natural Gas in Omaha; and as director of government relations in Alaska, then Washington D.C. for Atlantic Richfield Company.  He has served as consultant to the Anchorage Organizing Committee for the 1992 Olympics, Vice President of Alaska Pacific University, Executive Director/CEO of the Anchorage Parking Authority and President/CEO of a statewide security company.  His Harbour Company clients and project sponsors have included: Alaska Business Monthly, AeroMap USA, Alaska Oil & Gas Reporter, Alaska Oil & Gas Association, Anchorage Concert Association, Bethel Native Corporation, BPXA, F. Robert Bell & Associates, GCI, Inuvialuit Environmental & Geotechnical Inc., Network Business Systems, Pacific Gas and Electric, SMG, The Boeing Company, Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, Wedbush Securities, Western Enterprises, World Trade Center-Alaska, and many others.  He has provided campaign support and/or political counsel to numerous congressional, gubernatorial, legislative, local government and mayoral candidates and incumbents.

Mr. Harbour’s reputation for planning and action—and reasonable access to corporate and governmental leaders— partly arise from his successful public service work.  He organized the Eisenhower Alaska Statehood Monument Foundation, founded Anchorage's Saturday Market and formed the Howard Rock Journalism Fellowship in Fairbanks.  He is a cofounder of Arctic Power and Honorary Founding Board Member of the Anchorage Downtown Partnership.   He provided organizational and strategic support leading to founding of the Alaska Support Industry Alliance and the American Bald Eagle Research Institute.  He served as Chairman of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation and the Alaska Council on Economic Education.  His presidencies have included: American Bald Eagle Foundation, Common Sense for Alaska and the Alaska Press Club.  His board service to other organizations is too lengthy to mention here.  His work has been formally honored by the Alaska State Legislature, Anchorage Assembly, Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Organizing Committee: 1994 Winter Olympics (Television Commissioner), the American Society for Industrial Security, the International Parking Institute and Alaska Council on Economic Education.  He was honored to receive one of President Carter's Signing Pens for the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Act of 1976. 

Mr. Harbour first visited Alaska in 1966, after teaching high school English at Los Alamos.  He then enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he rose from the rank of private to Army captain in less than 4 years, decorated for outstanding service to LTG  W. P. Yarborough and Colonel Arthur D. Simons ("Bull") in Korea (Ref.) and for executing General William Westmoreland’s Vietnam Army Speakers Program in the 15-state First Army area, receiving the Meritorious Service Medal, among others.  Before permanently moving to Alaska in 1971, Mr. Harbour completed graduate studies at Murray State University (MS Degree-Communications-Journalism) with a 4.0 GPA. 


Prior community service:  Chairman, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce; Member, Alaska Command Civilian Advisory Board; Commissioner, Heritage Land Bank Advisory Commission; President, Common Sense for Alaska; Chairman, and Trustee, Alaska Council on Economic Education; President, American Bald Eagle Foundation; organizer, Saturday Market and the Eisenhower Alaska Statehood Monument Foundation; Co-founder, Arctic Power, Inc., People Against State Income Tax (PASIT); provided strategic planning and direction in establishment of the Alaska Support Industry Alliance; Advisory Board Member: International Parking Institute; Honorary Founding Board Member: Anchorage Downtown Partnership; President, Alaska Press Club; Board member, Alaska Miners Association;  Board member, Make It Alaskan, Inc.; Chairman, Anchorage Olympic Committee's Television Commission, and board member;  Board member, Coalition of Alaska Veterans; Board member, Resource Development Council for Alaska;  Board member, Alaska State Chamber of Commerce;  Board Vice President, Alaska Junior College; Committee Chairman, Alaska Visitors Association;  Commissioner, Anchorage Bicentennial Commission;  Chairman, Alaska Oil and Gas Association Government Affairs Committee; Board Member, Boy Scouts of America-Western Alaska Council; Who's Who in Public Relations;  Who's Who in the West; Who’s Who in Finance and Industry; Bank and Marketing Instructor, Anchorage Community College.  Member: Anchorage, Economic Development Corporation, Commonwealth North, World Trade Center-Alaska.

Current community involvement (2002):   Accredited Member: Public Relations Society of America; Member: American Society for Industrial Security, Alaska Peace Officers Association, American Marketing Association, World Trade Center-Ak, Reserve Officers Association-US Army, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Support Industry Alliance, Downtown Anchorage Partnership, Resource Development Council for Alaska, National Rifle Association, Anchorage Downtown Rotary Club, Faith Community Church.

Recognition: Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau, annual service ‘Seymour’ award; Service Award, Alaska Visitors Association; Anchorage Chamber of Commerce ‘Annual Gold Pan Service Award’; Atlantic Richfield Company: five annual speaker bureau awards; one of President Carter's Signing Pens: "Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Act of 1976".  Public Service Citations: Alaska State Legislature, Anchorage Assembly (i.e. both for implementing Saturday Market); Defense Information School (DOD) 'Best Speaker Award'; multi-year ‘Howard Cutler Award for Distinguished Service to Teachers and Youth of Alaska’, Alaska Council on Economic Education; honoree, International Parking Institute, for ‘Saturday Market’ project; Gold Pan Award, Alaska Society for Industrial Security, for Alaska’s largest 1999 Y2K public service program. 


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