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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
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
India gold culture defies curbs

...and weakened its currency, making crucial imports such as fuel more expensive.The government can't do much about oil imports - without fuel, the economy would grind to a halt - so in the past year it has tried to rein in gold demand, raising...

http://juneauempire.com/kay-johnson/2013-02-20/india-gold-culture-defies-curbs
Behind a special report: Refuge of riches

...barrels of oil could be produced in an environmentally sound manner as a step toward reducing dependence on foreign oil imports. The legislation, known as the Energy Security Act, has broad support in Alaska. The flow of oil from ANWR would...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072201/opE_ReedColumnRefuge.shtml
Opinion
Getting out of the oil-import hole

...into our oil-import hole. This revised policy will lead to higher world oil prices and an increased need for foreign oil imports. American consumers get poorer and foreign oil-producers get richer. This latest roadblock to domestic energy may...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122110/opi_759391437.shtml
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
A US-European strategy with Putin's Russia

...assented to incremental sanctions on Iran.But difficulties lie ahead. Russia has condemned the European Union's ban on oil imports from Syria, and it opposes a U.N. arms embargo or asset freeze. Last April, Putin likened the U.N. resolution...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-10-09/us-european-strategy-putins-russia
Opinion
Outside editorial: Using oil reserve now could hurt US later

...would leave the nation less prepared if a true disaster struck, such as a domestic terrorist attack or a severe drop in oil imports. There's no such major disruption going on right now. Gasoline prices have soared because of production problems...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031411/opi_799215825.shtml
Opinion

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