Alaskan Pipeline Project Receives Federal Permit

Alaska’s Energy Desk reported that Oil Search, a Papua New Guinea-based company announced that it had received a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a large oil project on Alaska’s North Slope.

The company said it received the permit for its Pikka development, which is planned west of Prudhoe Bay, an area seen as a new hot spot for oil activity on the western North Slope. According the company the project could produce about 120,000 barrels of oil per day.

Since the Pikka development would be as close as seven miles to the village of Nuiqsut, questions have been raised about how the project will affect subsistence hunting and fishing for Nuiqsut residents.

“The company is committed to close collaboration with the people and organizations of Nuiqsut.” Oil Search Alaska President Keiran Wulff said in a statement.

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