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Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Daniel S. Sullivan, Commissioner
About: The Department of Natural Resources' goal is to contribute to Alaska's economic health and quality of life by protecting and maintaining the state's resources, and encouraging wise development of these resources by making them available for public use.
Gas Pipeline Project Office (GPPO)
About: The Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) created the position of the AGIA Coordinator-within the Office of the Governor. 43.90.250. The AGIA Coordinator is charged with ensuring that state agency reviews and actions related to an AGIA natural gas pipeline project are "expedited in a manner consistent with the completion of the necessary approvals." 43.90.260(a). The coordinator is responsible for ensuring that state agencies do not include in "any project certificate, right-of-way, permit, or other authorization issued to the licensee a term or condition that is not required by law if the coordinator determines that the term or condition would prevent or impair in any significant respect the expeditious construction and operation or expansion of the project." 43.90.260(b). The coordinator is also tasked with ensuring that, unless required by law, state agencies do not "add to, amend, or abrogate any certificate, right-of-way, permit, or other authorization issued to a licensee if the coordinator determines that the action would prevent or impair in any significant respect the expeditious construction, operation, or expansion of the project." 43.90.260(c).
Division of Oil & Gas (DOG) - William Barron, Director http://www.dog.dnr.alaska.gov/.
About: The Division of Oil and Gas develops and manages the state's oil and gas leasing programs. The Oil & Gas division staff identifies prospective lease areas; performs geologic, economic, environmental and social analyses, develops a five-year leasing schedule, and conducts public review of proposed sales. The division conducts competitive oil and gas lease sales and monitors collection of all funds resulting from its programs. It is also responsible for the development of the state's geothermal and coalbed methane resources.
For information regarding the Regulations Governing North Slope Gas, go to: http://www.dog.dnr.alaska.gov/.
State Pipeline Coordinator's Office (SPCO) - Mike Thompson, State Pipeline Coordinator, http://dnr.alaska.gov/commis/pco/.
About: The SPCO, (an office within the Joint Pipeline Office) is responsible for the administration and oversight of pipeline right-of-way (ROW) leases issued under Alaska Statute AS 38.35, the "Alaska Right-of-Way Leasing Act." The administration of these leases includes processing ROW applications, drafting leases for Commissioner approval, implementing the public review process, issuance of project specific authorizations, and monitoring compliance with lease conditions. SPCO oversees 21 pipelines in Alaska from the North Slope to the Kenai Peninsula.
Petroleum Systems Integrity Office (PSIO) - Coordinatorhttp://www.dog.dnr.alaska.gov/PSIO/PSIOHome.htm.
About: The mission of the PSIO is to maximize the safe and stable flow of oil and gas resources to market by ensuring appropriate oversight and maintenance of oil and gas equipment, facilities, and infrastructure.
Department of Revenue (DOR) - Bryan Butcher, Commissioner
Tax Division/Oil & Gas Production Tax News and Information/Oil Prices:
About: The Tax Division is charged with collecting state taxes and administering tax laws. The division also regulates charitable gaming and provides revenue estimating and economic forecasting.
The division promotes tax compliance through quality service and fair administration and provides accurate and timely information to Alaska taxpayers. For more information, go to:
Department of Law - Michael C. Geraghty, Attorney General
Oil, Gas & Mining Section, (907) 465-6719, http://www.law.state.ak.us/index.html
About: The Oil, Gas, and Mining section is responsible for litigating oil, gas, and mining resource disputes involving the state. It protects Alaskans' interests by making sure that the state receives the royalty and tax revenues to which it is entitled for current and past production, defending against challenges to state oil and gas lease sale programs, and protecting the state's title to resource-rich lands. The section advises the governor on antitrust matters involving oil and gas companies; represents state agencies in the investigation, defense, and prosecution of claims concerning the state's oil and gas royalty and taxation programs; monitors and protests tariffs charged for transportation of oil and gas production through pipelines; and provides legal advice to state agencies concerning the development of state oil, gas, and mineral resources.
Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Click Bishop, Commissioner
AGIA Training Strategic Plan: http://labor.alaska.gov/AGIA_teams/docs-combined/agiaweb.pdf.
Alaska Job Center Network - Oil & Gas Employment and Training Opportunities http://www.jobs.state.ak.us/energy.htm.
About: The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) is preparing the Alaskan Workforce for jobs and training opportunities for the natural gas pipeline project. The short term benefits will include 6,500 direct construction jobs and in the long term, create over 50,000 indirect jobs and establish oil & gas careers for Alaskans. The permitting, engineering, pre-construction and construction jobs will be phased in over the next two to six years.
Department of Administration - Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission - Dan Seamount, John Norman & Cathy Foerster, Commissioners
Mission: To protect the public interest in exploration and development of oil and gas resources, ensuring conservation practices, and increasing ultimate recovery, while protecting health, safety, the environment, and property rights.
Department of Revenue, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation - Dan Fauske, President http://www.gasline.us.com/
About: The mission of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation is to deliver a comprehensive in-state natural gas pipeline Project Plan to the Alaska legislature by July 1, 2011. The Project Plan will define a preferred route for supplying a reliable source of energy for Southcentral Alaska, Fairbanks and other communities as practicable by December 31, 2015. The project is called Alaska Stand Alone Gas Pipeline/ASAP.
Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority (ANGDA) - Harold Heinze, Chief Executive Officer
About: The Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority (ANGDA) was created by the People of Alaska through a 2002 General Election Ballot Initiative and is a public corporation (much like the Permanent Fund or Alaska Railroad). ANGDA is focused on getting North Slope natural gas to Alaskan communities as well as identifying feasible LNG opportunities for the State of Alaska. With the support of the Legislature and the Administration, ANGDA started work in 2003 within the Alaska Department of Revenue. Alaska Statute 41.41 contains the law for the establishment and functioning of the authority. ANGDA's mission is to develop a natural gas pipeline from Prudhoe Bay to tidewater on Prince William Sound and a spur line to the gas distribution grid in Southcentral Alaska.
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Office of the Federal Coordinator (OFC) - Larry Persily, Federal Coordinator
Mission: to advance our Nation's energy, environmental and economic security by expediting the delivery of clean natural gas from the North Slope of Alaska to North American markets.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) - Commission Members: Jon Wellinghoff, (Chair), Phillip D. Moeller, Marc Spitzer and John R. Norris, Commissioners
About: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines as well as licensing hydropower projects.
Bureau of Land Management - Ron Dunton, Authorized Officer at the Joint Pipeline Office
About: The Office of Pipeline Monitoring is the lead agency in the Joint Pipeline Office (JPO), a consortium of state and federal agencies sharing similar regulatory or management responsibilities related to oil and gas pipelines in Alaska, most notably the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. The SPCO is the lead state agency in the JPO.
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers - Alaska District
About: The Alaska District is a full service district with three major programs: military construction, civil works development, and environmental cleanup/restoration activities. We also have significant programs functions in contracting, operations and maintenance, real estate and Clean Water Act and navigation regulation activities. Our programs are highly visible in the military and local communities and are deep seated in Alaskan history. We have extensive expertise in cold regions engineering. Our professionals assist military, federal, local and Native entities with planning, engineering, construction, contracting, real estate, emergency operations, and regulatory projects. The District supports the Global War on Terrorism and supports the Nation in natural disaster response. Our people are helping rebuild infrastructure in Iraq and Afghanistan and are assisting many Atlantic and Pacific communities with hurricane and typhoon recovery.
U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (U.S. DOT/PHMSA) http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/about/mission
Mission: PHMSA's mission is to protect people and the environment from the risks inherent in transportation of hazardous materials - by pipeline and other modes of transportation.
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy
: Ensuring that we can continue to rely on clean, affordable energy from our traditional fuel resources is the primary mission of DOE's Office of Fossil Energy. Fossil fuels supply 85% of the nation's energy, and we are working on such priority projects as pollution-free coal plants, more productive oil and gas fields, and the continuing readiness of federal emergency oil stockpiles.
U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration (EIA)
About: The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. EIA collects, analyzes,
and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA is the Nation's premier source of energy information and, by law, its data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the U.S. Government. (More...)
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The Northern Pipeline Agency (NPA) - Serge Dupont, Commissioner http://npa.gc.ca/home
About: The Northern Pipeline Agency (NPA) is an independent federal agency established by the Parliament of Canada in 1978 through the Northern Pipeline Act (NPAct) [PDF 421.18 kb]. The NPA provides a single window for federal regulation of the Alaska Highway Gas Pipeline (AHGP).
Schedule I of the NPAct gives effect to a 1977 bilateral treaty between Canada and the United States called Agreement between Canada and the United States of America on Principles Applicable to a Northern Natural Gas Pipeline.
Our mandate is two-fold.
First, we are required to carry out federal activities related to the efficient and expeditious planning and construction of the AHGP. In doing so, we take into account local and regional interests, in particular those of Aboriginal people.
Second, we are responsible for maximizing the social and economic benefits from the construction and operation of the AHGP. At the same time, we minimize any adverse effects on the social and environmental conditions of the areas most directly affected by the pipeline.
The Alaska Highway Gas Pipeline (AHGP) Project http://npa.gc.ca/5
About: The AHGP project is a natural gas pipeline system for transporting natural gas from Alaska’s North Slope to the lower 48 states, through Yukon, B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Stage One of the AHGP took place between 1978 and 1982 and consists of the “Pre-build,” which extends from Caroline, Alberta, to American markets. Stage Two of the project would link reserves at Prudhoe Bay in Alaska to existing Alberta infrastructure. In 2008, TransCanada Alaska Co. received a license under the Alaska Gas Inducement Act (AGIA) to pursue Stage Two of the AHGP. TransCanada Alaska Co. is a subsidiary of TransCanada PipeLines Limited (TCPL), which acquired complete ownership of Foothills Pipeline Ltd. (Foothills) in 2004.
In the summer of 2009, ExxonMobil Corporation, the largest holder of natural gas in the Prudhoe Bay region, reached terms with TCPL on a gas pipeline development agreement. The companies chose the name Alaska Pipeline Project (APP) for this entity, which also includes the Alaska portion of the pipeline.
The project has an estimated cost of $32-41 billion (2009 USD) in total, with an estimated $15-20 billion to be spent on construction in Canada. It would transport some 127-167 mM3/d of natural gas in a buried, 122 centimetre, high-pressure pipeline. (More...)
The National Energy Board (NEB) http://www.neb-one.gc.ca/clf-nsi/rthnb/whwrndrgvrnnc/whwrndrgvrnnc-eng.html
About: The National Energy Board (NEB or Board) is an independent federal agency established in 1959 by the Parliament of Canada to regulate international and interprovincial aspects of the oil, gas and electric utility industries. The purpose of the NEB is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest. These principles guide NEB staff to carry out and interpret the organization's regulatory responsibilities. The NEB is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Natural Resources Canada. Second, we are responsible for maximizing the social and economic benefits from the construction and operation of the AHGP. At the same time, we minimize any adverse effects on the social and environmental conditions of the areas most directly affected by the pipeline.
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OTHER RELATED SITES
Alaska Pipeline Project, http://www.thealaskapipelineproject.com.
About: TransCanada and ExxonMobil are working together to advance the Alaska Pipeline Project. The goal is to build and operate a pipeline system that will make possible the development of Alaska's vast North Slope natural gas resources, helping sustain Alaska's, Canada's and the U.S. economies and providing a reliable, clean supply of domestic energy for the State of Alaska and North America. The Alaska Pipeline Project provides Alaska a viable option to develop its North Slope natural gas resources.
About: TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure. Our network of more than 60,000 kilometres (37,000 miles) of pipeline taps into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent's largest providers of gas storage and related services with approximately 380 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns, controls or is developing approximately 11,700 megawatts of power generation. TransCanada is the AGIA licensee and partner in the Alaska Pipeline Project.
About: We are the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, providing energy that helps underpin growing economies and improve living standards around the world. ExxonMobil is a partner with TransCanada Alaska in the Alaska Pipeline Project.
About: BP is one of the world's largest energy companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items.
About: ConocoPhillips operates worldwide with assets and businesses in more than 30 countries. These areas are represented by diverse people, cultures and values, all of which play a crucial role in the company's activities. This section provides an overview of ConocoPhillips' operations in each country.
The Alaska Support Industry Alliance - Rebecca Logan, General Manager http://alaskaalliance.com/.
Mission & Goals:To promote responsible exploration, development and production of oil, gas and mineral resources for the benefit of all Alaskans.
A nonprofit trade association, the Alliance is made up of more than 400 businesses, organizations and individuals that provide products and services to the oil, gas and mining industries, and represent approximately 40,000 Alaskan workers.
Resource Development Council for Alaska, Inc., http://www.akrdc.org/.
About: RDC is the Resource Development Council for Alaska, Inc., a statewide, non-profit, membership-funded organization made up of businesses and individuals from all resource sectors (oil and gas, mining, fishing, timber, and tourism), as well as Native corporations, support sectors, labor unions, and local governments. Through RDC these interests work together to promote and support responsible development of Alaska's resources.
RDC was formed in 1975, originally as the Organization for Management of Alaska's Resources (OMAR). After three years working to obtain a trans-Alaska gas pipeline, RDC changed its name to reflect its broader agenda of education and advocacy on all resource issues in Alaska.
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Alaska Pipeline Project