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Ben Geman Jan 17
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IEA chief says not to expect much ANWR oil before 2030

Caribou graze in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Getty Images
Caribou graze in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Getty Images

Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency, doesn't expect to see much oil flowing from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for more than a decade.

On the record: The IEA chief told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Tuesday that modest prices and the bountiful shale opportunities will temper industry interest despite the region's proximity to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and potentially huge hydrocarbon resources.