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The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a national wildlife refuge in N E Alaska, United States. It consists of in the Alaska North Slope region. It is the largest National Wildlife Refuge in the country, slightly larger than the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge.
2017 Tax BILL
Establishes an environmentally responsible oil and gas program in the non-wilderness 1002 Area of the Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Congress specifically set aside the 1.57-million acre 1002 Area for potential
future development. Two lease sales will be held over the next decade and surface development will be limited to
2,000 federal acres – just one ten-thousandth of all of ANWR.
• Significantly boosts American energy production. Responsible development in the 1002 Area will raise tens of
billions of dollars for deficit reduction in the decades to come, while creating thousands of new jobs, reducing our
dependence on foreign oil, and helping to keep energy affordable for American families and businesses.
Likely any lease sales will be a Federal Sale rather than DOG.




Lease Sale 2021

ANWR News (see 08/01/21)


"The AIDEA board of directors authorized management to spend up to $20 million from its roughly $1.3 billion Revolving Fund on ANWR coastal plain lease bids in late December on the premise that if minimum bids were submitted the pro-development corporation could ensure some acreage in the refuge was secured when it was made available — given the political and legal efforts against the sales — and eventually transfer the rights to an operating company" 21/08/2020,, 19/08/2020 21/09/2019



1002 Area



The administration has requested $10 million in the supplemental budget to allow the Alaska Department of Natural Resources to participate in acquiring seismic data in the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in anticipation of federal lease sales in the area.

In the request the administration noted that the federal government has recently opened the 1002 area of ANWR to oil and gas leasing, exploration and development.

“Availability of seismic data will improve interest in exploring for oil and gas within the 1002 area,” the funds request says. “This funding allows the state to work with other interested parties to provide seismic data which will enhance state revenue from lease sales and decrease time to drilling and production.”

In a presentation of the supplemental budget in the Senate Finance Committee Feb. 19, Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney said $10 million doesn’t go a long way in seismic acquisition. The state gets 50 percent of monies from leasing and royalty in the 1002 area and she said if there is additional interest there will be more revenues to the state.

DNR Commissioner Andy Mack told the committee that the Congressional Budget Office estimated the two proposed lease sales in the 1002 area could generate $2.2 billion, and said the state believes most of that money would come in the first of the two proposed sales.

He said the state has learned through the tax credit program how valuable seismic information is, and with the potential of a significant amount of revenue the state wants to do what it can to draw as many qualified bidders as possible and increase the value of the sale to the state.

The Search for Oil in ANWR added 14/11/2018 added 12/11/18 added 12/11/2018

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