The government press release actually says it in all caps: “HUGE.” The new USGS mean estimate of 8.7 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil is far more than was last calculated in 2010.
Federal government announces annual NPR-A lease sale
The federal government announced it will hold its annual oil and gas lease sale for land in the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska, or NPR-A, on Dec. 14.
Murkowski launches big Alaska bills whose days are numbered
Murkowski told reporters that some of the provisions are intended to stake out her position on new oil production, for instance, for this administration or the next.
ConocoPhillips’ westward push into the National Petroleum Reserve
For 40 years, Alaska’s North Slope oil production has taken place on a stretch of state land sandwiched between two major federal reserves: to the east is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. To the west, the much larger National Petroleum Reserve Alaska — which, despite its name, never produced any oil until this fall. ConocoPhillips hopes…