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New Arctic Energy Center Website Launched

Posted: September 2, 2015

New education and communications effort aims to advance public understanding of the science, technology and opportunity associated with Arctic energy exploration and development.

The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and the Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA) announced today the launch of the Arctic Energy Center, a joint effort to advance greater public understanding of energy development in the American Arctic.

“While the region has been extensively explored and studied for decades, much of that information can be difficult to find. The Center was created to serve as a hub of fact-based research, reports, news and analyses of Arctic energy development,” said Kara Moriarty, President and CEO of AOGA.

The Center will highlight insights and scientific understanding of the Arctic environment, job and resource opportunities for Americans, the national security implications of being an Arctic nation, the long history of exploration and development in the region, and the scientific and technological advancements that allow for safe energy development today.

“The national discussion about energy development in the Arctic is often lacking in factual understanding of issues that ultimately have an impact on the rest of the country. The Arctic Energy Center is working to change this,” said Barry Russell, President and CEO of IPAA.

“The fact is that we’ve been responsibly developing energy in the Alaskan Arctic for decades to the great benefit of our country, to the state of Alaska and to local communities,” said Moriarty.

The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) is the leading, national upstream trade association representing thousands of independent oil and natural gas producers and service companies across the United States. Independent producers develop 95 percent of the nation’s oil and natural gas wells. These companies account for 54 percent of America’s oil production, 85 percent of its natural gas production, and support over 2.1 million American jobs. Learn more about IPAA.

AOGA is the professional trade association whose mission is to foster the long term viability of the oil and gas industry in Alaska for the benefit of all Alaskans. Its 14 members represent the majority of oil and gas producers, explorers, refiners, transporters and marketers in Alaska. More information about AOGA

Arctic Energy Center press release 8.31.15