Arctic Drilling

Arctic drilling has vital role in energy, national security

FuelFix | October 25, 2016 | Erik Milito They’re calling it “mega,” “massive,” “major.” A new oil discovery in shallow waters off Alaska’s North Slope could contain 6 billion barrels of crude oil – singlehandedly increasing Alaska’s oil reserves by 80 percent and potentially producing […]

Sailing into the Arctic’s Future

MarineLink | October 17, 2016 | Randall Luthi Last month, a large cruise ship completed its inaugural cruise through the Northwest Passage. The historic journey brought nearly 1,700 passengers from Seward, Alaska, past the rugged wilderness and isolated villages of the Arctic, to the concrete […]

Caelus claims Arctic oil discovery that could rank among Alaska’s biggest ever

Alaska Dispatch News | October 8, 2016 |Alex DeMarban Caelus Energy Alaska said Tuesday it has made a "world-class" oil discovery that, if estimates prove true, could be one of the largest finds ever in Alaska. The Smith Bay site, in shallow waters about 50 […]

On Arctic Energy Development, Listen To The Locals

The Daily Caller | September 30, 2016 | Cliff Dolchok In the halls of Washington, regulators are now considering a five-year offshore leasing program that will largely determine Alaska’s role as an energy producer well into the future. Specifically, officials will decide whether to retain […]

Oceana does little to further an important and complex discussion

The Hill | September 29, 2016 | Lucas Frances Yesterday the environmental group Oceana authored a piece in these pages which attacked the Arctic Energy Center and Arctic Coalition as fronts for the oil and gas industry. We at the AEC welcome a discussion about Arctic […]

Cutting off Arctic drilling options would harm US energy security

The Hill |  September 19, 2016 | Erik Milito Maintaining Arctic exploration options in the Obama administration’s next five-year leasing plan is critical for America’s future energy security. Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi seas are estimated to contain more oil and natural gas than the Atlantic […]

Offshore Arctic Development; Alaskans Look North to Future

Real Clear Energy | September 16, 2016 | Mead Treadwell Alaska’s state motto, “North to the Future,” represents our state as a land of promise. Alaskans believe in that promise, and in an overwhelming response to the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management […]

Statoil Renews Push into Arctic Oil Basins

Wall Street Journal | September 6, 2016 | Kjetil Malkenes Hovland Norway’s Statoil ASA said Tuesday that it was pushing deeper into the Arctic, shopping for Barents Sea drilling licenses in a bid to add resources and maintain output over the coming decades. The 67% […]

Commentary: Knowledge has helped industry drill safely in Arctic for decades

Fuel Fix | September 9, 2016 | Nikki Martin As environmental groups continue to try to find ways to ban fossil fuel development, they often point to pictures of snow-covered tundras to make the point that we “just don’t know enough” about the Arctic environment […]

Interest In The Arctic Continues

E&P Magazine | September 1, 2016 | Lucas Frances The coming months are a critical time for communities in America’s Arctic. The administration, through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), will soon finalize the next five-year plan for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and determine if lease sales […]
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