In order to lessen our dependence on OPEC oil, the United States should begin drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska....
The proposal to drill for oil in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is heavily urged by the oil companies and supported by most Alaskan government officials, has drawn full scale opposition from powerful private environmental organizations representing millions of members throughout the United States.
Statoil and other energy companies watched as Shell Oil navigated regulatory requirements and launched a new era of Arctic drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas last year.
Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., who sponsored the amendment, said that nearly 90 percent of 0f Fortune 500 companies - including all major integrated oil companies except Exxon Mobil - have policies preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation.
While drilling for oil has been around for hundreds of years in one form or the another, the effective extraction of petroleum from beneath the sea floor did not surface until the last forty years.
There are three primary actions that America might take in order to reduce its dependence on foreign oil: Alaskan oil drilling, off-shore oil drilling, and natural gas drilling.
WASHINGTON - The House Natural Resources Committee approved a suite of bills that aims to boost domestic energy development and ratchet up pressure on the Obama administration to open new areas to oil and gas drilling.
Statoil spent $23 million on leases to drill in the Chukchi Sea five years ago, but now the company may abandon the prospects as the costs and challenges of exploring in U.S. Arctic waters mount.
The process was first used in the late 1940’s by Stanolind oil and Gas Company, but it wasn’t until the early 2000’s that new age technology was developed to make hydraulic fracturing more possible and side way or horizontal drilling for easier access to the natural gas that was trapped in the shale rock.
The move comes less than a week after federal regulators gave Shell the green light to begin initial drilling operations in the Beaufort Sea once native Alaskans in the area have concluded their fall hunt of migrating bowhead whales.
On one end you have the people who want to drill for oil to help out our economy, and on the other end there are the environmentalists and the Alaskan natives who do not want their land destroyed.
Shell Oil Co. has begun anchoring its Kulluk conical drilling unit in the Beaufort Sea as it prepares to begin initial work on an exploratory oil well in the waters north of Alaska.
Since the discovery of the amount of oil off the coast of Alaska, there has been debate of whether to take advantage of this resource and drill the Alaskan oil reserves, or to leave it alone and preserve the nature and wildlife surrounding the state.
Odum, and the article, “Offshore Drilling in Alaska Should Be Limited” by author Margaret Williams, the two authors convey opposing viewpoints on the same topic....