Alaska Legislative Budget and Audit Committee

23rd Legislature Interim Hearings: September 2004

June 20, 2013

LB&A Committee Agenda – Senate Resources Committee
Hearing on Gas Pipeline Costs and Tariffs, Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline

September 1-2, 2004

On September 1 and 2, 2004, the Legislative Budget & Audit Committee and Senate Resources Committee will conduct a joint hearing on Alaska natural gas pipeline issues. The hearing will be held in Anchorage at the Legislative Information Offices, 716 West Fourth Avenue, in the second floor conference room. The schedule for the hearing is set forth below.

September 1 Full Minutes

10:00 Financing An Ownership Interest in a Gas Pipeline: Options Available to the State
Jeff Brown, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch
Minutes
Presentation 1

10:45 State Bonding to Build Pipelines and Buy Pipeline Capacity – The Wyoming Experience
Bryan Hassler, Executive Director, Wyoming Natural Gas Pipeline Authority (WPA)
Geoff Urbina, George K. Baum and Company
Minutes
Presentation 1

11:15 The Advantages and Disadvantages of State Ownership of an Interest in the Pipeline
Martin Massey, Joint Interest Manager for U.S. Operations, ExxonMobil Production, on behalf of BP, ConocoPhillips, and ExxonMobil
Minutes
Presentation 1

11:35 Gas Marketing and Composition, Extraction, and Sale or Valuation of Gas Liquids
Richard Guerrant, Vice President for Americas, ExxonMobil Gas & Power;
Martin Massey, Joint Interest Manager for U.S. Operations, ExxonMobil Production, on behalf of BP, ConocoPhillips, and ExxonMobil
Minutes
Presentation 1

12:15 Lunch

1:30 The Lower 48 Market for Alaska Natural Gas
John Carruthers, Vice President, Upstream Development, Enbridge Pipelines, Inc.
Minutes
Presentation 1

2:00 Alaska Gas Pipeline – A Window of Opportunity?
Tony Palmer, Vice President, Alaska Business Development, TransCanada
Minutes
Presentation 1

2:30 Estimates of Future Gas Prices
Edward M. Kelly, Vice President, North American Gas & Power, Wood Mackenzie
Minutes
Presentation 1

3:30 Break

3:45 Sales of State Royalty Gas – The Texas Experience
Richard Bone, Director, State Energy Marketing Program, Texas General Land Office
Minutes
Presentation 1

4:15 Sales of State Royalty – The Alaska Experience
Kevin Banks, Petroleum Market Analyst, Dept. of Natural Resources
Minutes
Presentation 1

September 2 Full Minutes

9:00 Natural Gas Liquids, In-State Natural Gas Processing, and Petrochemical Facilities
Lesa Adair, Vice President, Muse Stancil
Minutes
Presentation 1

9:45 In-State Off-Take Points and Spurline: Cost and Design
Harold Heinze, Chief Executive Officer, Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority
Minutes
Presentation 1

10:30 Break

10:45 Negotiation of State and Municipal Property Taxes Under the Stranded Gas Act
Larry Persily, Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Dept. of Revenue
Steven Thompson, Mayor, City of Fairbanks, and presenter for the Municipal Advisory Group (MAG)
Minutes
Presentation 1
Presentation 2
Presentation 3
Presentation 4

11:30 Social and Economic Impacts of a Highway Route Gas Pipeline
Brian Rogers, Information Insights
Minutes

12:00 Lunch (provided)

1:00 Panel Discussion on the Regulation of Gas Pipelines, Gathering Lines, and Processing Facilities
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Regulation of the U.S. Segment(s) of an Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline
Robert Cupina, Deputy Director, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC);
John Katz, Assistant General Counsel for Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Minutes
Presentation 1

The National Energy Board’s Regulation of the Canadian Segment(s) of an Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline
Margery Fowke, NEB
Minutes
Presentation 2

RCA’s Memorandum of Understanding with FERC on the Regulation of an Interstate Gas Pipeline and its Role in the Regulation of Rates for In-State Gas Processing and Gas Gathering Lines
Dave Harbour, Commissioner, Chair, Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA), Dept. of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development;
Margery Fowke, National Energy Board (NEB) – Canada;
John Katz, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC);
Robert Cupina, Deputy Director, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Minutes
Presentation 3

2:15 Panel Discussion on the Regulation of Physical and Economic Waste
Daniel Seamount, Commissioner, Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC)
Mark Myers, Director, Division of Oil & Gas, Dept. of Natural Resources
Minutes
Presentation 1

2:45 Roundtable Discussion Among Legislators
Minutes

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