Argument: Drilling in ANWR would have a negligible effect on oil prices


  • Estimates in a July 2005 Energy Information Administration report – In twenty years, when the ANWR production of oil would reach its theoretical maximum, gas prices would be affected by only around one cent per gallon or 50 cents per barrel (this was assuming a $27 barrel of oil, but oil prices have since increased, which could possibly make the potential impact greater).


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