The Bureau of Land Management said this afternoon that it has issued a record of decision for the proposed Greater Mooses Tooth unit in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and has selected Alternative A as its selected development alternative.
This is the alternative proposed by ConocoPhillips Alaska, and the alternative selected in January by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its record of decision as its environmentally preferred alternative and the least environmentally damaging practicable alternative.
In its final supplemental environmental impact statement, issued in January, BLM had selective Alternative B, based on keeping all GMT1 permanent oil and gas infrastructure outside the three-mile setback from Fish Creek.
ConocoPhillips Alaska spokeswoman Amy Burnett told Petroleum News in an email this afternoon that the company is "pleased that the BLM has approved a road route that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers" had selected in its record of decision.
"We are reviewing the details of the ROD and cannot comment on the exact details until the review is complete," she said.
- KRISTEN NELSON
See story in Feb. 22 issue of Petroleum News, available Friday, Feb. 20 at www.PetroleumNews.com