H.R.2150 - National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Access Act

To amend the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an expeditious program of competitive leasing of oil and gas in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, including at least one lease sale in the Reserve each year in the period 2011 through 2021, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To amend the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an expeditious program of competitive leasing of oil and gas in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, including at least one lease sale in the Reserve each year in the period 2011 through 2021, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Access Act as introduced.
  • Short: National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Access Act as reported to house.

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Official Summary

National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Access Act - (Sec. 2) Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the National Petroleum Reserve (NPR) in Alaska remains explicitly designated to provide oil and natural gas resources to the United States, and (2) it is national policy to actively advance oil

Official Summary

National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Access Act -

(Sec. 2)

Expresses the sense of Congress that:
(1) the National Petroleum Reserve (NPR) in Alaska remains explicitly designated to provide oil and natural gas resources to the United States, and
(2) it is national policy to actively advance oil and gas development within the NPR.

(Sec. 3)

Amends the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 to require the mandatory program of competitive leasing of oil and gas in the NPR to include at least one lease sale annually in those areas of the NPR most likely to produce commercial quantities of oil and natural gas each year in the period 2011-2021.

(Sec. 4)

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to ensure permits, according to a specified timeline, for all surface development activities, including pipelines and roads construction to:
(1) develop and bring into production any areas within the NPR that are subject to oil and gas leases; and
(2) transport oil and gas from and through the NPR to existing transportation or processing infrastructure on the North Slope of Alaska.

(Sec. 5)

Instructs the Secretary to issue regulations establishing clear requirements to ensure that the Department of the Interior is supporting development of oil and gas leases in the NPR.

(Sec. 6)

Requires the Secretary to assess all technically recoverable fossil fuel resources within the NPR, including all conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas. Requires the resource assessment to be implemented by the U.S. Geological Survey, which is authorized to use resources and funds provided by the state of Alaska.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.2150

  • National Petrochemical & Refiners Association
  • Alaska District Council of Laborers
  • Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Organizations Opposing H.R.2150

  • National Audubon Society
  • Alaska Wilderness League
  • Sierra Club




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