Advancing the development of Alaska's vast storehouse of energy and minerals to meet the nation's needs


The Alaska Consitition calls on the state to "encourage the settlement of its land and the development of its resources by making them available for maximum use consistent with the public interest."

The Secure Alaska's Future initiatives are part of the Parnell Administration's comprehensive strategy to advance Alaska's energy and strategic mineral potential.

Our Strategy

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Secure Alaska's Future - Oil

Increasing the flow of oil through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System to 1 million barrels per day in a decade.

Secure Alaska's Future - Strategic Minerals

Contribute to the nation's security and welfare through the assessment, development and processing of Alaska's strategic minerals.

Our Resource Base

Alaska encompasses 586,412 square miles and is larger than all but 18 sovereign nations. It has more coastline than all other U.S. states combined and has more than 3 million lakes and half the world's glaciers. It is also the least densely populated state.

The state manages one of the largest portfolios of oil, gas, minerals, renewable resources, water and land in the world. We manage two of the largest oil and gas fields in North America and an estimated 40 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil remain on state and federal lands, both onshore and offshore, plus hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of natural gas.

If Alaska were a country, it would rank in the top 10 for mineral resources including coal, copper, lead, gold, zinc and silver. We also have at least 70 occurrences of rare-earth elements (REEs) that are categorized as critical minerals by the federal government.

By combining our ingenuity and world-class resources, we can maximize our land's potential while protecting the environment. In doing so, we will strengthen Alaska's economy and maintain our standing as a strategic resource for the nation.