http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Senator eyes oil tax to punish Canada over Alaska drilling clash http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/5/10/senator-eyes-oil-tax-to-punish-canada-over-alaska-drilling-clash As Alaska’s congressional delegation worked feverishly last year to achieve the decades-long dream of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, they came across a formidable opponent: Canada. BP, Alaska Gasline Development Corp. sign binding gas sales agreement http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/5/7/bp-alaska-gasline-development-corp-sign-binding-gas-sales-agreement The Alaska LNG Project reached a historic milestone today as BP Alaska and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) announced the parties have agreed to key terms of a gas sales agreement, including price and volume. BOEM to open call for information, nominations for proposed Beaufort Sea lease sale http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/3/29/boem-to-open-call-for-information-nominations-for-proposed-beaufort-sea-lease-sale The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced it will publish in the Federal Register a call for information and nominations covering a proposed lease sale in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea Planning Area in 2019. What's New in Exploration http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/january-2018/columns/whats-new-in-exploration 2018: The best [or worst] year ever? New survey shows ​huge increase in recoverable energy resources in Alaska http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/25/new-survey-shows-huge-increase-in-recoverable-energy-resources-in-alaska U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke ​released an updated resource assessment​ for​ the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A), the Western Beaufort Sea, adjacent State and Native lands, and State waters​,​​ which estimates the mean undiscovered, technically recoverable resources both on and offshore to include 17.6 Bbbl of oil and more than 50 Tcf of gas. Drilling in Arctic refuge could see further delays, despite tax bill http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/20/drilling-in-arctic-refuge-could-see-further-delays-despite-tax-bill Congress is close to lifting a 40-year-old ban on energy development in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but drilling for oil in that frozen wilderness may still be years away as the effort faces exhaustive environmental reviews and likely lawsuits. Arctic refuge drilling to get speedy permit review, U.S. says http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/8/arctic-refuge-drilling-to-get-speedy-permit-review-us-says The Trump administration has a plan in place to speed up permit reviews for drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge if Congress approves exploration there, an advisor to the U.S. Interior Department said Thursday. Oil drilling in Alaska refuge hits snag over budget protocol http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/30/oil-drilling-in-alaska-refuge-hits-snag-over-budget-protocol A bid to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling faces a hold up over an arcane budget rule, a development that may mean it can’t be included in the tax overhaul legislation. Arctic refuge drilling moves closer to reality with Senate vote http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/15/arctic-refuge-drilling-moves-closer-to-reality-with-senate-vote Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge took a significant step forward Wednesday, as the Senate energy committee approved legislation to compel lease sales in the 1.5-million-acre coastal plain along Alaska’s northeast coast -- tying it to tax reform. Oil Search acquires $400-million in Alaskan oil assets http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/3/oil-search-acquires-400-million-in-alaskan-oil-assets Oil Search signed an agreement to acquire a number of oil assets in the Alaska North Slope from privately-owned companies Armstrong Energy LLC and GMT Exploration Company LLC.