Permanent Wilderness Area Near ANWR
Consider these facts.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration Net Oil Imports amount to 12 million barrels per day.
According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, ANWR area 1002 at its peak will produce 1.4 million barrels per day, that’s only 11.6% of imports.
It will take at least 5 years to get ANWR up to peak production.
In 5 years the 11.6% will go well below 10% because imports will increase with demand.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), total recoverable oil in ANWR area 1002 is 7.7 billion barrels. The U S currently uses 7.5 billion barrels per year. If we could remove all the oil from ANWR area 1002 today it would only last the U. S. one year.