http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Alaska’s ANWR oil exploration auction set for January 6th https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/12/3/alaska-s-anwr-oil-exploration-auction-set-for-january-6th A formal “notice of sale” is set to be published in the Federal Register on Dec. 7. The move is in keeping with a congressional mandate to hold two auctions of oil and gas leases in the refuge’s coastal plain by Dec. 22, 2024. Banks, insurers face pressure to stay away from Arctic drilling projects https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/11/24/banks-insurers-face-pressure-to-stay-away-from-arctic-drilling-projects Activists, Native Alaskans, and more recently large shareholders have worked to persuade lenders and insurers they were jeopardizing the climate, their investments, and their reputation by underwriting Arctic drilling. Conservationists lean on corporate insurers to stymie Trump’s Arctic oil leases https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/11/19/conservationists-lean-on-corporate-insurers-to-stymie-trump-s-arctic-oil-leases A group of investment firms, conservationists and indigenous groups have called on some of the world’s biggest insurers to cease supporting oil and gas projects in the U.S. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, even as the Trump administration advances plans to auction drilling rights in the Alaska wilderness. From chess match to streetfight: The world's courtrooms are the battleground for the future of fossil fuels https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/11/13/from-chess-match-to-streetfight-the-worlds-courtrooms-are-the-battleground-for-the-future-of-fossil-fuels In Alaska, Michigan and Norway, partisans on the left and right are sparring in the courts to implement their vision for the future of energy. Operations from small shale plays to multi-billion-dollar offshore installations suddenly hang in the balance as the regulatory outlook becomes increasingly cloudy. Trump seeks to accelerate auctions for Arctic refuge drilling https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/11/13/trump-seeks-to-accelerate-auctions-for-arctic-refuge-drilling The Interior Department is set to issue a formal “call for nominations” as soon as Monday, kick-starting a final effort to get input on what tracts to auction inside the refuge’s 1.56-million-acre coastal plain. Regional Report: The Arctic https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2020/november-2020/features/regional-report-the-arctic In the Arctic Circle, oil and gas interests are often a study of polar opposites. To some it looks like riches; for others, potential ruin. Environmental groups warn Alaska drillers not to pursue ANWR leases https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/9/17/environmental-groups-warn-alaska-drillers-not-to-pursue-anwr-leases “Any company that bids on leases or expresses interest in destroying the Arctic Refuge for oil will face a major public backlash and long-lasting damage to their reputation,” warned the groups, including the Wilderness Society, Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club. Plan to drill in Alaska’s wildlife refuge meets first legal challenge https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/8/24/plan-to-drill-in-alaska-s-wildlife-refuge-meets-first-legal-challenge Environmentalists and Alaska natives are challenging the Trump administration’s decision to sell drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, arguing the government gave short shrift to the impact on polar bears and the region’s other wildlife. API endorses Arctic National Wildlife Reserve oil and gas exploration https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/8/17/api-endorses-arctic-national-wildlife-reserve-oil-and-gas-exploration “Today’s announcement brings us one step closer to unlocking Alaska’s energy potential, which will create good-paying jobs and provide a new revenue stream for the state,” API senior vice president of policy, economics and regulatory affairs Frank Macchiarola said. Oil auctions in Alaskan refuge set up a potential post-November clash https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/8/17/oil-auctions-in-alaskan-refuge-set-up-a-potential-post-november-clash The Trump administration on Monday authorized a sweeping plan to sell drilling rights and spur oil development in Alaska’s rugged Arctic refuge, setting up a possible auction by the end of 2020 and a political clash if the president loses the November election.