Alaska

1. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline can transport up to 2.1 million barrels of crude oil per day, more than any other pipeline in the United States.

2. The oil and natural gas industry adds $6.6 billion to the state economy, representing 16.9% of the state’s wealth.

3. Based on the U.S governments 2011 estimate of 23.6 billion barrels of oil in place in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, there is enough oil to provide each one of the 32,056,895 licensed drivers in the west coast states with over 13,987 gallons of gasoline.

Latest News from the States

Further Precedent Formed Against Local Energy Bans

Further Precedent Formed Against Local Energy Bans

For a third time this year a judge has overturned a local municipality’s ban on oil and gas production. A Cuyahoga County, Ohio judge yesterday overturned a ban on oil and gas production within the county, billed as a “community bill of rights,” saying the measure was clearly preempted by the State of Ohio’s regulatoryContinue Reading

Alaskan Energy Consumers to Feds: Open Up More Areas for Development

Alaskan Energy Consumers to Feds: Open Up More Areas for Development

In front a crowd of supporters holding up signs that read “OCS YES!”, energy consumers, producers, and business leaders from across Alaska came together to express their support for more Alaskan offshore energy production at a press conference hosted by Consumer Energy Alliance-Alaska on Monday, March 2, just prior to an Interior Department meeting inContinue Reading

Fracking bans in cities hurt everyone

When groups take the irresponsible and uneducated position of saying no to energy development, everyone – especially those in oil-rich Texas communities – lose, CEA President David Holt says in an op-ed published in The Bryan-College Station Eagle. On Nov. 4, the voters of Denton made history. They approved a fracking ban within the cityContinue Reading