What you need to know about the oil boom in Alaska
By Mike RuppertPublished November 10, 2017 12:01:11With oil production on the rise in the U.S. oil patch, and the possibility of a $15 billion or more boom for Alaska’s oil industry, some are worried about the impacts of an increasing number of oil companies looking to develop the oil and gas deposits.
The company behind the $2 billion-plus Alaskan Eagle Ford shale oil and natural gas boom in the state is the nation’s second-largest producer after Exxon Mobil.
It is also looking to tap a vast amount of oil from the Eagle Ford Shale that has been tapped in recent years by major U.K. companies such as BP.
But some environmental groups are concerned that an oil boom will only accelerate a trend of spills and oil spills that already threaten the health of the environment and the people who depend on the oil industry for jobs and livelihoods.
And they are calling for a new wave of clean energy investment that would benefit all of Alaska.
They say a new generation of oil and other clean energy companies that are investing in Alaska should be allowed to operate without fear of being sued by communities or communities’ residents.
And with oil prices so low, there are signs that many of the companies may have a more difficult time securing the needed financing.
Oil and gas drilling in Alaska began as a private sector business, but by 2030, Alaska’s economy could be worth $12 billion, according to the Alaska Oil and Gas Association.
But since then, the number of new oil and oil-related wells has soared from just 7,000 in 2010 to nearly 12,000 now.
“I think a lot of people are saying, ‘Hey, you know, I can’t even imagine how we can do this in Alaska,'” said Alaskans Against Oil Pipelines president and CEO John Stavins.
“So, there’s an opportunity here, I think, for everybody to step up and get behind the industry.”
The pipeline is the largest natural gas pipeline in the world.
It runs from North Dakota to the Gulf Coast, carrying about 7 million barrels of natural gas per day, according the Alaska Energy Resources Board.
The pipeline has been in use since 2007 and has been expanded to carry another 10 million barrels per day.
A number of groups including environmental groups, Native American tribes and oil and pipeline companies are pushing to build pipelines in the United States to carry natural gas, but it is unlikely that any major projects would be approved without the state of Alaska’s approval.
The state is one of several states that have set up its own pipelines to carry gas from the North Dakota region to ports in Alaska.
That means those pipelines will have to go through a permit process that is far less stringent than the ones in other states.
Environmentalists have argued that a pipeline system in Alaska is the only way to move oil from North to South Dakota and vice versa.
They also want the pipelines to run on natural gas.
“We need to move this oil from here to the rest of the country, not just from here in Alaska,” Stavans said.
“And we need to do it safely and we need it fast.
And the pipeline system we’re looking at is the best one for the jobs and the infrastructure in Alaska.”
While Alaska’s natural gas market is expected to grow by about 20 percent a year over the next 20 years, the state’s pipeline system is expected by the end of 2022 to produce nearly 40 percent less gas than it did in 2017.
That could lead to a major spill in Alaska, which would have a devastating impact on the environment.
Alaska is one state that has approved pipeline projects on a regular basis in the past.
In 2012, the federal government approved the construction of a pipeline to carry 1.3 million barrels a day of gas from North America’s biggest energy producer, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
to the South Pole.
The pipeline would have carried more than 1.5 million barrels daily for a year.
But the government’s approval of the project sparked opposition from the Native American tribe that lives on the land along the pipeline’s route.
“This pipeline is dangerous to our environment,” said David Stover, chairman of the Alaska Native American Council.
“This pipeline was not only about getting the natural gas to the West Coast, it was also about getting it to the Arctic.”
In 2016, the pipeline was approved for construction in Alaska’s Interior.
But in June, the government delayed the project by more than two years and approved the pipeline through the Alaska Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (APHA).
In July, the U,S.
Army Corps of Engineers ruled that the pipeline poses a significant risk to the environment, according a statement.
It was the first time in 30 years that a major project that would have required approval by the EPA and other federal agencies had been delayed because of environmental concerns.
In June, APHA said it would delay the pipeline for a