Arctic Report July 21, 2017

Report Contains:
Notes from the United State Arctic Research Commission’s 107th Meeting
Highlights from the 7th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations
Icebreaker Amendment Voted Down – House Appropriations Committee Homeland Security Appropriations FY2018 Markup
America’s Arctic Economic Ambitions: Opportunities and Limitations – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Hearing on Opening ANWR to Drilling – House Committee on Natural Resources
Arctic News Roundup

Arctic Report April 21st, 2017

Arctic Update for April 10-21, 2017
Report Contains:
ARCUS Research Seminar Series Talk by Mia Bennett on Social and Economic Impacts of Arctic Transportation Infrastructure – Arctic Research Consortium of The U.S
Russian Foreign Policy – Council on Foreign Relations
Carbon Pricing and the future of global climate cooperation – Brookings Institute
Arctic News Roundup

Arctic Report February 1, 2017

Discussing BP’s energy development and market outlook, Spencer Dale, BP’s Chief Economist, said the company looks ahead annually at the next 20 years of energy policy. The forecasts are important because of BP’s massive energy sector investments, totaling $17 billion last year. Predicting the future is very difficult if not impossible, Dale said, but the company tries to understand the uncertainty in which it operates. With a 20-year outlook, the broad terms don’t change very much, but the questions do.

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

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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 […]