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2008-07-19 00:00:22

By JAMES E. SALMON, Special to the Courier & Press There have been many references in the news to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and whether oil and natural gas exploration should take place in this area. I was curious about this area and why Congress has failed to approve its exploration. Following are facts on ANWR that I found on the Internet. ANWR is located in the northeast corner of Alaska, 1,300 miles south of the North Pole. It was originally formed in 1960 with...

2008-07-18 12:01:08

By Deantae Prince, The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind. Jul. 18--Both 8th District congressional candidates are proposing solutions and taking steps toward easing America's energy crisis. Greg Goode, a Republican from Terre Haute, favors drilling for oil off the coast of Alaska to solve energy problems. His opponent, Rep. Brad Ellsworth, D-Evansville, says he is in favor of drilling elsewhere in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, aka NPR-A, to soften the affect of the energy...

2008-07-18 12:01:08

By Mannix Porterfield, The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. Jul. 18--Scoffing Republican pleas to open the fertile oil fields of Alaska as a "bumper sticker" policy, Rep. Nick Rahall of West Virginia led a failed House push Thursday to compel Big Oil to use available permitted land to find more crude. While the bill gained a numerical majority of 244-173 , it couldn't muster a required two-thirds margin under a rule that required a super-majority vote. Put simply, the Democratic bill...

2008-07-18 09:01:06

By Arthur Raymond Deseret News After visiting Alaska's oil reserves this week, Utah Republican congressional candidate Jason Chaffetz said Democratic inaction has landed the country in its current energy dilemma. Chaffetz spent most of this week in Alaska to become familiar with a domestic resource that Democrats have historically refused to tap -- oil reserves in the federally protected Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Reached by phone Thursday in Anchorage, Alaska, Chaffetz identified...

2008-07-18 00:00:00

By JAKE STUMP DAILY MAIL CAPITOL REPORTER To drill or not to drill is the new burning question on Capitol Hill. Recent public opinion polls show more Americans favoring energy exploration than ever before, even in environmentally sensitive spots like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Half of the people surveyed by the Pew Research Center now support drilling in ANWR, up from 42 percent in February. Another recent poll, conducted by the Los Angeles Times, found 57...

2008-07-17 18:00:44

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Brendan Daly or Drew Hammill, +1-202-226-7616, both of the Office of the Speaker of the House WASHINGTON,July 17/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor this afternoon in support of the Drill Responsibly in Leased Lands (DRILL) Act. The measure received strong majority support in a House vote today of 244 to 173, but failed to receive the two-thirds necessary to pass under suspension of the rules. 162 Republicans voted against...

2008-07-17 15:00:56

By Jake Stump, Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va. Jul. 17--WASHINGTON -- To drill or not to drill is the new burning question on Capitol Hill. Recent public opinion polls show more Americans favoring energy exploration than ever before, even in environmentally sensitive spots like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Half of the people surveyed by the Pew Research Center now support drilling in ANWR, up from 42 percent in February. Another recent poll, conducted by the Los...

2008-07-17 09:01:01

By Tom Troy, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jul. 17--U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green), who leaves tomorrow on a trip to Alaska to promote oil drilling on federal park lands, again yesterday called for a comprehensive energy strategy that would allow more use of oil, coal, and nuclear power. Mr. Latta, a freshman congressman, said other countries, notably China and India, rapidly are building coal and nuclear plants while the United States is failing to make use of its coal resources and...

2008-07-17 00:00:20

ANCHORAGE, Alaska _ The federal government intends to hold a major oil and gas lease sale this fall in portions of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, officials in Washington, D.C., announced Wednesday. The Bureau of Land Management, which acts as landlord for the Indiana-sized reserve on Alaska's North Slope, today issued a "record of decision" spelling out land to be leased. Much of the NPR-A has been the subject of environmental challenges in court. "The rapid increase in energy...

2008-07-15 06:00:51

US-based integrated energy major ConocoPhillips has announced the successful startup of the third Alpine satellite oil field, the Qannik, approximately two months ahead of schedule. The Qannik accumulation is located near the CD2 drill site two miles west of the main Alpine processing facility in the Colville River Unit on Alaska's North Slope. Qannik is expected to have annual peak production of approximately 4,000 barrels of oil per day gross in 2009. The Qannik discovery was announced...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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