EXPORTS OF ALASKAN NORTH SLOPE OIL AT ISSUE - AGAIN

Although the U.S. Department of Energy is rethinking the issue, Alaska's senators face their usual uphill battle to persuade Congress to remove the 21 year old ban against North Slope oil exports. The ban was enacted in the 1973 Trans Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act and the 1979 Export Administration Act. Alaska wants the ban lifted so it can reap higher revenues for its oil. And California independent producers say, removal of the ban would make their crude more competitive on the West

Apr 4th, 1994
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