Alaska Key to US Energy Security

Visiting the North Slope recently, it was easy to see what reporters are getting at with headlines like “Alaskan oil returns with a vengeance.” With discoveries like Willow, Pikka and Liberty, the North Slope is poised to re-emerge as a “super basin.”

It's all good news for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, or TAPS — backbone of Alaska energy and critical pillar of U.S. energy security. TAPS throughput is ticking up, and new finds in National Petroleum Reserve Alaska, or NPR-A, could singlehandedly increase its volume by 18%.

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