PDF _ RS22428 - ANWR Leasing Revenue Estimates
21-Apr-2006; Bernard A. Gelb; 6 p.

Update: June 19, 2006

Abstract: Congress is again faced with deciding whether to allow the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to be explored for oil and gas — with good prospects of finding economically recoverable amounts. Should permission be granted, companies would bid to lease parcels of land in the Refuge, and the revenues from the winning bids would be shared by the federal government and the state of Alaska. A federal budget issue is what would be the total of the winning bids — the leasing revenue. This report will not be updated.

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Topics: Public Lands, Natural Resources, Economics & Trade

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