http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil World Oil editorial: Biden-led USFWS runs roughshod over Native Alaskan corporation in ANWR https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/march-2021/features/world-oil-editorial-biden-led-usfws-runs-roughshod-over-native-alaskan-corporation-in-anwr Well, it didn’t take any time at all for the Biden Administration to show its true colors in dealing with oil and gas matters in Alaska. Native Alaskan landowners demand reconciliation for U.S. government’s ANWR statements https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/2/26/native-alaskan-landowners-demand-reconciliation-for-us-government-s-anwr-statements Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation strongly disputed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcement that it failed with respect to its permit application to conduct seismic studies in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the company said in a statement. Alaska Native leaders react to Biden’s executive orders https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/1/28/alaska-native-leaders-react-to-biden-s-executive-orders In the days before taking office, President Biden promised to unify the country. Then, in his first order of business, promptly alienated Alaska and other states that rely on energy development to keep the lights on in their communities. Outgoing Interior chief says Arctic oil leases will survive Biden https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/1/20/outgoing-interior-chief-says-arctic-oil-leases-will-survive-biden “You can write a lot of executive orders, but an executive order doesn’t get you past go,” Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said on his last full day leading the Interior Department. “They still have to run through the gauntlet of the law.” Supermajors steer clear of Trump’s Arctic drilling lease auction https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/1/7/supermajors-steer-clear-of-trump-s-arctic-drilling-lease-auction Amid low crude prices, fears about a backlash from the public and the prospect of regulatory uncertainty, just two oil companies placed bids on leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain: Knik Arm Services LLC and Regenerate Alaska Inc. Bid review begins in rare auction of Alaskan Arctic drilling rights https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/1/6/bid-review-begins-in-rare-auction-of-alaskan-arctic-drilling-rights The Bureau of Land Management was set to begin opening sealed bids for 10-year leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain Wednesday afternoon, less than a day after a federal judge rejected environmental groups’ pleas to halt the auction. Court allows Trump’s Arctic refuge drilling auction to proceed https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/1/6/court-allows-trump-s-arctic-refuge-drilling-auction-to-proceed The decision is a victory for the administration, which has been racing to issue oil leases in the refuge’s coastal plain before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Russia ready to open the OPEC+ taps as the U.S. dials back its Arctic drilling plans https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/12/25/russia-ready-to-open-the-opecplus-taps-as-the-us-dials-back-its-arctic-drilling-plans World Oil editors discuss The North Face doubling down on its principled stand against well-paying American jobs, Russia wants to see OPEC+ production rise in February, and U.S. land regulators shrink Alaskan oil lease acreage. Indigenous Alaskans seek to block Arctic oil lease auction https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/12/16/indigenous-alaskans-seek-to-block-arctic-oil-lease-auction On Dec. 14th, the groups filed requests with an Anchorage judge for a preliminary injunction to prevent the Interior Department’s planned Jan. 6 auction of oil and gas leases across the refuge’s 1.56-million-acre coastal plain. 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.