Two Alliance Member Companies Honored by the Alaska Business Hall of Fame
Jan27

Two Alliance Member Companies Honored by the Alaska Business Hall of Fame

The Doyle Family of Weaver Bros. Inc. and the Helmericks Family of Colville Inc. will both be among those honored at the 28th Annual Alaska Business Hall of Fame event this Thursday, January 30th at the Dena’ina Center. Selected by their peers, the Doyles and Helmericks are being recognized for their contributions to Alaska’s economy. For more information, or to attend the event click here....

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LNG 101 week ten: Outlook for the Future
Jan27

LNG 101 week ten: Outlook for the Future

The future of LNG can be looked at from a global, national and Alaskan perspective. As we have discussed in many of the previous issues, the global demand for LNG has risen very quickly. From 1990-2010, gas rose from 19 percent to 22 percent of global energy supply. LNG is the fastest growing segment within gas. In that same time period, the gas share of the global electric supply has risen from 15 percent to 24 percent. The advantages of LNG as a fuel are more pertinent now than ever before. Japan needs new sources of power generation after shutting down most of its nuclear plants. China is anxious to reduce their coal consumption, and LNG offers a clean, reliable alternative. Asia has made up the majority of the growth since 1990 and is projected to make up the majority of the new demand. In Europe, countries like Poland and Lithuania see LNG as a tool that allows them to reduce their dependence on Russia. As a result, the number of countries looking to buy LNG has increased from 11 in 2000, to 27 in 2013. Analysts expect that number to increase to 42 by 2020. With regard to the supply of LNG, Qatar has been the largest contributor over the past decade, but in this decade, it will be Australia. Other strong prospects for more production are the U.S., Canada and Africa. 40 percent of proposed liquefaction plants are in the U.S., with 17 percent in Canada and 14 percent in Australia. If you added together the capacity of every proposed plant, there would be an over-supply of LNG on the world markets in the mid-2020s. Many of the variables in the LNG market, however, are very difficult to assess, and the prospect of less LNG supply being developed is real. A tight market for exporters could lead to improved returns. For those looking to import LNG, other sources of energy may need to be used to fill the gap. The United States is in a very strong position for more production. Terminals, loading docks and storage tanks that were built for the purpose of importing LNG can be reconfigured for exporting. The US has a strong pipeline infrastructure as well as a solid engineering industry. After years of delay over permits for sale to countries that don’t have a trade agreement with the US, the Department of Energy has recently given approval for four projects in addition to Sabine Pass. Twenty-one other applications are awaiting approval from the Department of Energy. Buyers from Japan, Korea and India have already signed deals to buy US LNG. The demand...

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Baker Hughes: Committed to Alaska for over 50 years
Jan26

Baker Hughes: Committed to Alaska for over 50 years

Baker Hughes is a leading global oilfield service company. We are uniquely positioned to offer a multi-disciplined approach to enhance our customers’ recovery and maximize the value over the life of their resources. Our extensive technology portfolio allows our technical experts to offer the right solution for any application. Baker Hughes has been committed to Alaska for over 50 years and will continue to be a key contributor to this great state. For additional information regarding Baker Hughes please visit...

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AMI & PENCO: Marine solutions for Alaska
Jan26

AMI & PENCO: Marine solutions for Alaska

American Marine International, established as a commercial diving company in 1973, has become a full-service marine contractor here in Alaska. With experience in remote, arctic conditions and Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, AMI has a 6-year perfect safety record which includes a zero Total Recordable Incident Rate. AMI says their “success is based on consistent, demonstration of excellence in operations, as well as exceeding client expectations in safety, operational performance, and environmental stewardship.” Pacific Environmental Corporation was established in 1985 as part of American Marine Services Group. With an office in Alaska since 1994, PENCO serves as an emergency response contractor specializing in oil field response, preventative booming, subsurface oil recovery, hazardous materials response, and tank cleaning. In addition to serving the oil and gas sector, PENCO services federal and state agencies, corporations, small businesses and even home owners. In their words, “The mission of PENCO is to be the leader in the spill response and environmental services field by providing safe, trained, qualified, and compliant support to its valued clients and industry.” Learn more about these Alliance member companies at www.amarinecorp.com and...

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NMS – Quality support services since 1974
Jan26

NMS – Quality support services since 1974

Providing support services in camp management, security, food services, housekeeping, facilities management, staffing and lodging since 1974, NMS originally began as NANA Commercial Catering during construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. NMS is owned by NANA Development Corporation and Sodexo USA. Today, NMS has diversified its services with numerous companies operating in Alaska and the Continental US, including NMS Camp Services, NMS Food & Facilities Management, NMS Lodging, NMS Security (dba Purcell Security), and NMS Staffing. “Today, we are proud to serve not only our original oilfield clients of over 35 years, but also clients from federal, state and local governments, corporate facilities, health care institutions, schools and universities, manufacturing centers, the telecommunications industry and more.” The wide range of services offered by NMS can be explored on their website:...

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