Arctic Report December 1, 2016

The participants in this panel discussion were Frank Verrastro, Senior Vice President & Chair for Energy and Geopolitics at CSIS, Christi Tezak, Managing Director for ClearView Energy Partners LLC, Adam Sieminski, Administrator for the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and Todd Stern, former U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change.

Arctic Report July 20, 2016

The North Slope Borough Oil & Gas Forum provided the borough, the oil industry, and government regulators with an opportunity to have informed and facilitated conversations about how to achieve mutual priorities while far north petroleum projects are developed. 
The borough hosted the forum in Anchorage on July 20-22 and invited a wide range of individuals to both speak at the event and participate in the breakout sessions.  The format was for the speakers to present information about forum topics and then have breakout sessions to explore them in more detail. 

Roll Call Presents Arctic Offshore Investment: Perspectives on the Development

This report has not yet occurred, but will be included in an upcoming issue of The Arctic Report.   — You can subscribe to receive it and all other Arctic policy stories going on in Washington, DC here. Or for more information please contact

Senate Energy & Natural Resources hearing to Examine the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s 2017-2022 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program

May 19, 2016 – Senate Dirksen Building, Washington, D.C. In her opening statement, Sen. Murkowski (R-AK) said that over the past seven years, the Department has slowly but steadily abrogated the duty of managing our nation’s continental shelf properly.  “We now effectively have a Gulf of Mexico leasing program, and the shadow of a program […]

How Oil and Gas Development Impacts Local Governments and Communities

May 18, 2016 – Resources for the Future, Washington, DC Experts at this seminar explored key issues facing local governments given oil and gas development has increased substantially in the U.S. over the past decade. — Please subscribe or sign in to read the full story.

Senate Energy & Natural Resources Hearing to Examine the Opportunities and Challenges of Oil and Gas Development in Different Price Environments

April 26, 2016 – Senate Dirksen Office Building, Washington, D.C. In her opening statement, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said that oil and gas production is capital intensive with a long lead time before projects start production.  Because of low oil prices, tough decisions need to be made.  People need to work together to ensure that […]

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing on the Economic and Geopolitical Implications of Low Oil and Gas Prices

March 2, 2016 – Senate Dirksen Building, Washington, D.C. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the economic and geopolitical implications of low oil and gas prices. Two witnesses testified on this topic, giving their perspective on how various geopolitical factors influence the price of oil and gas now and in the coming […]

Department of Energy FY2017 Budget Request

The FY2017 DOE budget request is for $32.5 billion in discretionary spending, which is $747 million more from the enacted 2016 budget. Unlike previous budgets, the FY2017 budget contains three major components. — Please subscribe or sign in to read the full story.

Senate Energy & Natural Resources hearing to Examine the Near-Term Outlook for Energy & Commodity Markets

January 19, 2016 – Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C. The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing to examine the near-term outlook for energy and commodity markets.  Chairwoman Sen. Murkowski (R-AK) and Ranking Member Sen. Cantwell (D-WA) made opening remarks before the following witnesses testified: — Please subscribe or sign in […]