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Issues facing the future use of Alaskan North Slope natural gas

United States. General Accounting Office

Issues facing the future use of Alaskan North Slope natural gas

summary : report to the Honorable Ted Stevens, United States Senate

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Natural gas pipelines -- Alaska,
  • Pipelines -- Alaska

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    ContributionsStevens, Ted.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationvii, [4] p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14561714M
    OCLC/WorldCa10059514

    Moon, a spokesman for Standard Alaska Production Co. So, Shell has other options. The Gwich'in said that they perceive any oil development that would threaten the herd, especially on its calving grounds, as a serious threat to their culture. The pipeline, completed instarts within sight of the Beaufort Sea and ends miles south at the Gulf of Alaska port of Valdez. USGS estimates that there are 4.

    The area designated for exploration is approximately 2, acres, smaller than Dulles International Airport, and contains an estimated 20 billion barrels of oil. For some it's 14 hour days. The new oil discoveries "have the potential to devastate the budget if we continue a system that requires the state of Alaska to pay billions of dollars in costs with no assurances of future revenue, especially at low oil prices," said Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, co-chair of the House Resources Committee. Many of those rural power providers use diesel-fueled electricity generators for some or all of their power.

    The combined heat and power CHP plant was built by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and has a generating capacity of 17 megawatts. The issue has been a hot topic for years and is a debate that continues. At the top of the scene is the drifting sea ice. Visitors to the North Slope oil field pose for some photos. Then they take 14 days off, he said.


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Issues facing the future use of Alaskan North Slope natural gas book

Industrial activity on the North Slope has grown from a single operational oil field at Prudhoe Bay to a complex web of working oil fields and their interconnecting roads, pipelines, and power lines that extend from the Colville River in the west, to near the border of the wildlife refuge in the east.

Sean Parnell are bearing fruit in the oil patch. House Republicans fired back, arguing that the discovery shows that the tax system, approved by Alaska voters when they rejected a repeal referendum inis working. The study was mandated by Congress and sponsored by the U. The is an area where oil has been developed by God.

Department of the Interior plans to lease oil exploration tracts along the refuge's 1. This was oil from seepage under the tundra. It has the fourth-smallest population of the U. The size of the sale was surprisingly high. Exploration studies have suggested that the portion of the land protected by the wildlife refuge would yield large numbers of oil production if drilling were allowed.

Researchers also need to take a closer look at air pollution and contamination of water and food sources caused by oil exploration and production. Although a grid called the Railbelt serves the Fairbanks and Anchorage areas, where three-fourths of the state's population lives, even that grid is isolated from the electric grids in Canada and the Lower 48 states.

The 15 billionth barrel went through the pipeline in Crew quarters had to be raised on stilts so the heat of the buildings wouldn't melt the underlying permafrost. For example, advances in locating and targeting oil have reduced the number of exploration wells, and the use of remote sensing to find oil has reduced off-road travel.

To advance the project, the Alaskan government created a state-owned corporation to approve, build, and operate the pipeline by Alaska was already facing a bleak future before the bust in oil prices.

Society as a whole must debate and decide that issue. This means hunters face a greater risk of running into bad weather or of whale tissue spoiling before they can return to shore, although recent agreements between the whalers and industry limit exploration during the whales' fall migration.

Wind resources are abundant along Alaska's coastline. A committee roster follows. The plan should consider long-term environmental consequences and should cover all phases of oil and gas development; it should include the dismantling and removal of equipment as well as environmental restoration.

On August 12,a 6. Alaska is also exploring tidal and ocean technologies that could supply renewable energy to coastal communities. Alaska's oil starts flowing south here: Mile Zero of the trans-Alaska pipeline. The cafeteria is abundantly stocked with soft drinks, a hefty array of fresh sandwiches.

On top of this permafrostwater flows to sea via shallow, braided streams or settles into pools and ponds. Coalbed Methane, Map, Alaska July Januaryp. The state does have options. Officials acknowledge that cabin fever isn't unheard of in this arctic worker's paradise.Environmental Risks with Proposed Offshore Oil and Gas Development off Alaska’s North Slope 1.

the oil industry has a long history of spills on the North slope, and the likelihood of future. Oct 03,  · However, the governor’s push illustrates the predicament the state faces with dwindling revenues from oil and gas. Alaska was already facing a bleak future before the bust in oil prices.

Alaska’s North Slope, where the bulk of the state’s oil production is located, has been in long-term decline, having peaked more than twenty years ago.

Commerical Production of Alaska North Slope Gas

Jul 08,  · This paper will provide an overview of the activities of the oil industry on the Alaskan North Slope to determine the existing air quality, to predict the impact of their operations, to acquire reasonable permits for existing and future facilities and to provide adequate emission controls.

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