Alaska Legislative Budget and Audit Committee

23rd Legislature Interim Hearings: October 2004

June 21, 2013

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

October 13-14, 2004

On October 13 and 14, 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. Times and subject matters are subject to change to accommodate the various speakers, as well as the information needs of the Legislative Budget & Audit and Senate Resources Committees.

October 13 Full Minutes

9:30 Alaska Project Discussion
From the Administration:
Governor Frank Murkowski, with supporting testimony by Pedro van Meurs (Dr.), Van Meurs & Associates
Minutes
Presentation 1
Presentation 2

12:00 Lunch

1:30 State Participation in the Risks and Rewards of a Gas Pipeline Project
From UBS Financial Services:
James W. Ziglar, Managing Director and Chief Business Strategist, Municipal Securities Group;
Robert F. Doherty, Managing Director & Co-Head, National Infrastructure Group;
Charles M. Davis, Managing Director, UBS Investment Bank;
James E. Scott, Managing Director;
Joe E. Forrester, Managing Director
Minutes
Presentation 1

3:15 Break

3:30 State Participation in the Risks and Rewards of a Gas Pipeline Project (continued)

4:30 Non-Recourse Bonds, Federal Loan Guarantees, and Innovative Financing by Host Governments
From Lehman Brothers:
Philip Korot, Senior Vice President, Lehman Brothers
Robert Milius, Senior Vice President, Lehman Brothers
Minutes
Presentation 1

October 14 Full Minutes

9:00 The Process of and Criteria Used in Making a Decision on Whether to Invest in a Pipeline Project
Ron Brintnell, Director of Gas Pipeline Development, Enbridge
Minutes
Presentation 1

9:30 The Process of and Criteria Used in Making a Decision on Whether to Invest in an Upstream or Midstream Project
Ken Thompson, Past Executive Vice President, ARCO, Past President, ARCO Alaska
Joe Marushack, Vice President of Alaska Gas Development, ConocoPhillips Alaska, on behalf of BP, ConocoPhillips, and ExxonMobil
Minutes
Presentation 1
Presentation 2

11:30 Economic Impacts of Alaskan Ownership of an Interest in an Alaska Natural Gas Project
Ken Thompson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Star Energy
Minutes
Presentation 1

12:00 Lunch

1:30 Getting a Job on the Pipeline—How Many People, With What Skills, and During Which Phase of Construction or Operation?
Tony Palmer, Vice President, Alaska Business Development, TransCanada
Minutes
Presentation 1

2:15 Training and Hiring Alaskans for a Gas Pipeline
Greg O’Claray, Commissioner, Alaska Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development
Mike Andrews, Director, Alaska Works Partnership, Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development
Andy Baker, Chair, Alaska Workforce Investment Board (AWIB)
Jim Sampson, President, AFL-CIO Alaska
Jim Laiti, Business Manager, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 375
Click Bishop, Member, Executive Board, Operating Engineers Local 302
Mike Gallagher, Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer, Laborers’ Local 341
John Kanabe, Training Director, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 375
Tim Sharp, Business Manager, Laborers Local 942
Joe Mahaney, Teamsters Local 959
Dick Cattanach, Executive Director, Associated General Contractors
Minutes

3:45 Roundtable Discussion Among Legislators
Minutes

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