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

U.S. House Moves Keystone Pipeline Forward

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline. That’s good news for millions of American consumers yearning to keep more of their hard-earned dollars in their pockets, says Michael Whatley, executive vice president of Consumer Energy Alliance, in a story published by WOWT in Omaha, Neb. By a large margin,Continue Reading

Nation waiting for court decision on Keystone XL Pipeline case

Michael Whatley, executive vice president of Consumer Energy Alliance, tells KMTV in Omaha, Neb., why his organization supports the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline – and why it’s time for President Obama to make a decision on the proposed project. Despite no indication of when or how the Nebraska Supreme Court may rule onContinue Reading

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