Oil and Natural Gas Supply
The Arctic Energy Office - Reference Shelf
Arctic Energy Office Program Fact Sheet
Alaska North Slope Oil and Gas: A Promising Future or an Area in Decline? - Addendum Report [PDF-3.46] This is an addendum to a report originally published in 2007 (listed below). The purpose of the 2007 report was to provide a detailed assessment and analysis of Alaska North Slope oil and gas resources and the interrelated technical, economic, and environmental factors controlling development of those resources. This addendum report was prepared to update the results of additional drilling and developments that occurred after the publication of the 2007 report, since the majority of the work on the previous 2007 report was done in 2005 and was based on production through December 31, 2004. This addendum report is based on drilling, development, and production history through December 31, 2007.
Original 2007 DOE Report [PDF-7MB]
The Office of Fossil Energy has issued a comprehensive new report Alaska North Slope Oil and Gas: A Promising Future or an Area in Decline? To answer this question, the report examines the potential for Arctic Alaska to remain a major contributor to the Nation's domestic energy supply under different development scenarios. Read the summary report [PDF-3MB]
Nome Region Energy Assessment [PDF-2.60MB] The purpose of this assessment is to present an analysis of options available to the city of Nome for electric power production and space heating. Typical of most of Alaska’s rural communities, Nome is totally dependent upon diesel generators to generate electricity for its citizens. As with all communities that rely primarily (if not exclusively) upon diesel generation, Nome is facing increasing costs for the diesel for electric generation and space heating.
The study was prepared at the request of the mayor of Nome and is intended to provide information for planning and decision-making by city officials and state agencies regarding power and space heat strategies for Nome and other similarly situated communities.