The Trump administration on Thursday said it would seek to open up the entire coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration, picking the most aggressive development option for an area long closed to drilling. Read more.
Republicans took a major step forward early Saturday in their decades-long fight to open a piece of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Included as part of the sweeping tax reform bill passed by the Senate in a 51-to-49 vote is a highly controversial provision to allow energy exploration in a 1.5 million-acre swath of […]
The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game (ADFG) have completed and calculated their surveys for the Central Arctic Caribou Herd (CAH) and the Porcupine Caribou Herd (PCH). The Central Herd migrates directly clockwise through Prudhoe Bay, North America’s largest oil field, and the Porcupine Herd migrates counterclockwise through the 10-02 Coastal Plain of ANWR on […]
The Chukchi and Beaufort Sea areas of the outer continental shelf (OCS) have been explored for over three decades in hopes to discover and produce oil to add to the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) . The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) estimates the Chukchi contains a mean average of 15.38bbls of conventional oil […]
1) Only 8% of ANWR would be considered for exploration. – Only the 1.5 million acre 10-02 Area (8% of ANWR’s total area), is being considered for exploration. The remaining 17.5 million acres of ANWR is permanently off limits to any exploration. If oil is discovered, current legislation allows only allows 2000 acres of the […]
Imported Oil Too Costly The U.S. currently imports 50% of its oil. We consume 18 million barrels of oil a day and the Energy Information Administration projects this to increase to over 25 million barrels a day in the next 20 years. Meanwhile our domestic production, for which Alaska counts for 6%, is in […]