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As of Nov. 3, 2006, the Senate has lifted the ban on drilling in ANWR in Alaska. They failed to include the anti-drilling stuff in the '06 budget, and budgets can't be fillibustered, they must be passed by a majority though, however it is likely it will get passed.

I think this is great, its about time we stopped relying on OPEC for all of our oil...
 

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It's about time, Alaska has a bigger supply of underground pretroleum than Texas!

Maybe these gas prices will regulate in the coming months.
 

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I think it goes to Exxon:devil:but then again since they're hated in Alaska, it may go to Shell or BP...I've heard that the EPA estimates that there are about 8 billion gallons of drillable oil up there...
 

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ben72227 said:
I think it goes to Exxon:devil:but then again since they're hated in Alaska, it may go to Shell or BP...I've heard that the EPA estimates that there are about 8 billion gallons of drillable oil up there...
Wasn't it just a few days ago that some Chinese group filed with the SEC to pull off a $450 billion takeover of Exxon?

According the US Geological Survey the amount of barrels ranges from 16 billion to 5 billion, but how easily it can be extracted is another matter.
 

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From what I've read, the drilling they've opened up isn't going to add very much to U.S. reserves. Most of Alaska's oil fields are already going full bore. I doubt if it'll affect oil prices very much.
Anyone know who's got the drilling rights?
It may actually help in reducing the instablitity of the crude-oil market, thus at least keeping prices stable for now...Just maybe...
 

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Not going to make a big impact on prices with world demand at its current levels. Did they even bother putting a limit onto how much shit they could build in ANWR? Last time I remember it being like 5000 acres or something, but instead of a little dot in a huge place it was little lines snaking all over the place...
 

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itll take 10 years for us to see a drop that makes a diffrence

drilling isnt as invasive as you might think , lived up there for awhile ...everyone makes a big deal out of it till the see what were dealing with and how drilling acutally works ...its amazing how far away from the station you can reach , its not like the old pictures of texas everyone shows with a well every 40 feet , things are diffrent , if memeory serves you can drill out in diffrent areas miles away without moving the rig

but i do wonder about the pipeline , it was supposed ot be dismantled in 20 something years and the land it rides on was supposed to be restored to the pre pipleine condition ...
 
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