http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil 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. ConocoPhillips to restore curtailed production as oil prices rise https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/6/30/conocophillips-to-restore-curtailed-production-as-oil-prices-rise The company will bring back output in Alaska and other states next month, with Canadian production coming back in the third quarter. “Given ongoing variability and uncertainty in the outlook for production curtailments, the company will continue to suspend forward-looking guidance and sensitivities,” Conoco said in a statement Tuesday. Alaskan and Canadian oil finds new Chinese buyers as their economy restarts https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/5/20/alaskan-and-canadian-oil-finds-new-chinese-buyers-as-their-economy-restarts Canadian and Alaskan crude that normally travels to the U.S. West Coast is finding a market in China, where demand is almost back to pre-pandemic levels. Interior chief predicts interest in Alaska National Wildlife Reserve leases despite oil price crash https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/5/11/interior-chief-predicts-interest-in-alaska-national-wildlife-reserve-leases-despite-oil-price-crash Bleak crude prices and fuel demand forecasts won’t blunt oil company bidding for Arctic drilling rights, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said Monday. Wall Street is feeling the pressure to stop Arctic oil funding https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/4/27/wall-street-is-feeling-the-pressure-to-stop-arctic-oil-funding The latest front in the war against drilling for oil in Alaska’s rugged wildlife refuge isn’t Washington -- it’s Wall Street. Alaska’s $67B sovereign fund irked by green-leaning banks https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/3/3/alaska-s-67b-sovereign-fund-irked-by-green-leaning-banks Alaska’s $67 billion sovereign wealth fund, a pool that invests some of the state’s revenue from oil and other resources, is expressing displeasure with banks that oppose financing new Arctic exploration or development. Arctic oil drilling plan coming soon, U.S. interior chief says https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/28/arctic-oil-drilling-plan-coming-soon-us-interior-chief-says The Trump administration is moving to sell drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said Saturday.