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Sanctions on Iran may help, but economic pain can't be the sole pressure point

...unilateral and multilateral measures that prohibit Iranian oil imports, other trade and financial transactions, and freeze...real economic impact. Some reports assess that Iranian oil imports have dropped by as much as 1 million barrels a day since...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-10/sanctions-iran-may-help-economic-pain
Opinion
My Turn: Cracks in the door

...of supply beyond Middle East producers. As per International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts, Asia's demand for oil imports is expected to rise from 12 to 27 million barrels per day between 2012 and 2035. At this time of writing, Enterprise...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-01/my-turn-cracks-door
Opinion
In the Stacks: New adult nonfiction

...difference in our national oil supply since fracking was introduced has been dramatic: where we used to be dependent on oil imports for fuel, the US is now moving towards becoming independent. The cost may be high: some say that fracking is polluting...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-27/stacks-new-adult-nonfiction
Art
Opponents dominate oil train hearing in Spokane

...declining Alaska North Slope production and more-expensive oil imports. Under current federal law, crude oil extracted in...declining Alaska North Slope production and more-expensive oil imports. Under current federal law, crude oil extracted in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-13/opponents-dominate-oil-train-hearing-sp
State
Alaska's need to be front and center in national energy production

...production from shale oil in North Dakota and Texas, net oil imports last month dropped to their lowest level since 1995...International Energy Agency projects America's need for oil imports could virtually disappear in just 20 years. Alaska should...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-11/alaskas-need-be-front-and-center-nati
Opinion
Don't drill ANWR

...Drilling in the Arctic Refuge won't stop the war with Afghanistan, will almost negligibly impact our reliance on oil imports (and not for at least a decade). Drilling in the Arctic Refuge will make it even more difficult for this corporate-run...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111101/let_letter3.shtml
Opinion
My turn: Alaskans deserve fair share of resource wealth

...world at this time - especially in oil-producing countries such as Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia and others - oil imports to the United States will continue to dry up, especially if we continue to place sanctions on or go to war with Iran...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112007/opi_20071120017.shtml
Opinion
Pro/Con: Should a pipeline be built to bring Canadian tar sand oil into the U.S.?

...Canadian production.Indeed, Canada is now the nation's largest supplier of oil. Supporters of increasing tar-sand oil imports include the Canadian government, the oil industry, and its supporters in Congress.While importing oil from Canada...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-09-16/procon-should-pipeline-be-built-bring
Opinion
Outside editorial: Diplomats flex their economic options and Iran gets squeezed

...political. China does not want any distractions to complicate its economic ties with Saudi Arabia, its primary source of oil imports.China finding its voice on the international stage will be seen as diplomatic competition, but it also represents...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-01-31/outside-editorial-diplomats-flex-thei
Opinion
No friend of Saddam

...Given that dependence, and our then even more frosty relations with Iran, it was difficult to support ending all oil imports. Since Hussein's true intent became clear, I've led efforts to try and stop the U.S from importing Iraqi oil...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102902/let_letter28.shtml
Opinion

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