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US Interior Department Schedules Sale of Alaska Drilling Leases

Rig Zone -- The Obama administration said Tuesday it will offer oil-drilling leases on nearly 4.5 million acres in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve during an auction scheduled for November.

The auction, which will allow energy companies to bid for exploration rights on selected tracts in the 23-million-acre reserve, is part of President Barack Obama's 2011 pledge to hold annual lease sales in the government-owned swath of land on Alaska's North Slope.

On Monday, the administration said it will hold a separate auction in March for leases on about 38 million acres in the central Gulf of Mexico.

The announcements come as Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney steps up his attacks on Mr. Obama's energy policies.

Leveling criticism at the president's decision to suspend drilling after th


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2012 11:00:40 PM

keep drilling... maybe we'll learn to conserve when the last drop has been pumped.
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Drill baby drill untill the crude is all gone.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2012 12:15:10 AM

great
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Sam1004
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 2:28:06 PM

I just hope that he doesn't auction those right off to other countries!
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 1:56:15 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 1:13:39 PM

CptnCanada wrote;

>>3.75 years of blocking big oil now he is big oils buddy????<<

Actually Cptn is not alone in his opinion re. this issue. I guess you all don't remember March 31, 2010 when Obama opened up a lot of offshore drilling along the east coast, and in the Gulf. Of course when the story was posted here we had the same kind of rhetoric from the right that it wouldn't happen. Well, I trust you do remember what happened next. Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 workers and caused the release of an estimated five million barrels of oil into the Gulf.
Putting a temporary halt to offshore drilling in my humble opinion was the right thing to do. Now the regulations are tightened and we're back to business as usual and drilling continues.
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Is that how Obama is paying for all these (failed) solar companies?
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 12:41:30 PM

@Sneakers55 - thanks buddy, best joke I've heard all day.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:51:18 AM

Second to BigKart's motion.
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BigKart
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:40:07 AM

Oil taken from public lands should not be allowed to leave the US, even after refining. I don't care if it is priced at "world prices" for comparable oil, but it should at least stay here.

[Edited by: BigKart at 9/26/2012 11:41:54 AM EST]
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Romney is getting desperate. All the swing states would go for Obama if the election was held today.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:54:46 AM

UGH!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:41:33 AM

More drilling for more *exports*
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:40:50 AM

Makes you wonder if this had anything to do with election year...???????
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:38:11 AM

Nothing but propaganda in an election year. Notice how it takes place after the election. All for show!
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sell to US companies.
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This is good, but keep BeePee out.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:26:51 AM

don't look for this to lower the price of gasoline any time soon . . . or ever !!
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:25:52 AM

OK
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To Obozo's China partners?
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An election year decision no doubt!
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Obama is buying votes. Not mine.
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Only because it's an election year.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:21:11 AM


About time. To bad the State of Alaska don't have the right to sell the leases though. The US Government should not own any land.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:21:05 AM

Of course the election is getting close!!
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:21:01 AM

waited for election time?
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:20:38 AM

Ok!
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Really!
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:19:03 AM

Late in coming he should have done it when he took office...
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:18:59 AM

Hope this helps the price of oil one day.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:17:07 AM

Good news
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:15:38 AM

More danger to the environment for oil that goes to Asia.
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Throw O'bummer out!
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:14:14 AM

And they have been saying for 40 yrs , we are running out of oil.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:13:04 AM

interesting
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Interesting!
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:12:27 AM

Hopefully Pres. Obama's plan will lower gas prices. I'm not interested in nothing but lower prices at the pump.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:12:12 AM

ok
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Here we go again...
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if this isn't political grand standing then what is it?
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:11:10 AM

Ok better have a an emerg plan in place knowing the liability risks in it
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:10:52 AM

Obama is not appealing to his base, but this may help all.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:10:16 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:06:53 AM

Like I said, obama will do this as the election nears so he can tout all the help he has been to us. BS.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:06:32 AM

That's quite a flip flop. What's behind that I wonder??
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 9:05:25 AM

Why didn't Barak do this 4 years ago. If he had we'd be pumping oil from the area by now.
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If Obammy wins he will probably cancel the auction
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Drill and produce safely!
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ok
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Where do I send my check?
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