Division of Professional Affairs

AAPG Statement

Division of Professional Affairs

AAPG Statement

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National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Access (PDF)


Access to the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A), one of the most prospective areas of the country, for petroleum exploration and development is important to the Nation’s future.


In more than 30 years of modern era exploration and commercial production from the North Slope of Alaska, the petroleum industry has demonstrated its ability to protect the environment while producing a very significant part, sometimes exceeding 25 percent of the nation’s daily production.


AAPG not only supports the full leasing of the NPR-A area, including the coastal plain, but supports regulations and stipulations which allow for timely, economic, and environmentally sound exploration and development activities in the area.

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