Argument: Oil from the ANWR would not be available for a long time


  • David R. Butcher, “Drill or No Drill”, ThomasNet 11/21/06 – “Speaking of peak production, those against ANWR development are quick to note that any oil discovered in the refuge would be unavailable for at least a decade, information again based on the July 2005 EIA report: If oil is discovered in commercial quantities, it would take 10 years before a drop of Arctic Refuge oil could first be produced. In 2015, it would only make up 0.06 percent of world oil production; Even at or near peak production (in 2025), Arctic Refuge oil would make up only 8/10 of 1 percent (0.8 percent) of world oil production and only 3 percent of U.S. oil consumption.”


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