Friday, March 23, 2012

Just what we needed

The Alaska Gas Pipeline is starting to get a lot of attention these days.  Of course all attention is not good attention.  From the Juneau Empire (LINK) "U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., told oil giants BP, ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil his natural gas export bills now in Congress would block a proposed $40 billion pipeline to export Alaska natural gas to Asia. " and "Markey said the purpose of one bill is to keep natural gas prices low in the U.S. by shielding the U.S. market from the volatility of the international market."
Nice going Congressman, thanks for sticking your beak into Alaska's business. Now go away.
Kudos to Senators Begich and Murkowski for supporting the idea of Alaskan LNG exports.

Links to other non-news news items of the week (somebody has cranked up the PR machine):

A Northern Pipeline President Obama Should Love

 Exxon Says ‘Significant Progress’ Made to End Alaska Gas Dispute

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