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Salazar announces Alaska Petroleum
Reserve plan

Associate Press, by Dan Joling

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Posted By:John c, 12/19/2012 9:22:49 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Interior Department´s plan for managing a vast petroleum reserve on Alaska´s North Slope calls for a roughly 50-50 split between conservation and oil development plus accommodation for a pipeline that could carry offshore Arctic Ocean oil to the trans-Alaska pipeline. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday announced that the plan will allow for development of nearly 12 million acres within the 23 million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, an area roughly the size of Indiana.

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This announcement locks out 83.5% of the natural reserve
available.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 12/19/2012 9:54:21 PM     (No. 9075369)

I´m guessing they did a careful examination of the areas in the area that are most likely to contain significant amounts of petroleum...and excluded them from drilling.

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