National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Access

Issue:

Access to the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A), one of the most prospective areas of the country, for petroleum exploration and development is important to the Nation’s future.

Background:

In more than 30 years of modern era exploration and commercial production from the North Slope of Alaska, the petroleum industry has demonstrated its ability to protect the environment while producing a very significant part, sometimes exceeding 25 percent of the nation’s daily production.

Statement:

AAPG not only supports the full leasing of the NPR-A area, including the coastal plain, but supports regulations and stipulations which allow for timely, economic, and environmentally sound exploration and development activities in the area.

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Office Contacts

Edith Allison Director, Geoscience and Energy Policy Office +1 202 643 6533