Why ANWR? Is there really any oil there?

Palmer Jr., Irven F.
March 2011
Alaska Business Monthly;Mar2011, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p116
In this article the author discusses aspects of the oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska. He believes that the lack of government action to open exploration in ANWR is based on the misconception that all of the area will be explored and that people refuse to open ANWR for development. He also mentions that the possible presence of oil and gas in the area due to source rock potential should push the government to explore ANWR for energy independence in the U.S.


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