Alaskans know the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) as an important asset. The Greater Moose’s Tooth (GMT) development, operated by ConocoPhillips, is estimated to add 30,000 to 40,000 barrels per day into the Trans Alaska Pipeline System(TAPS). NPR-A was set aside by President Warren Harding in 1923. The increase is an important change to declining TAPS throughput, roughly a half million barrels of oil per day last year to an average 520,000 barrels per day today. A second project, GMT-2, further into the fringe of NPR-A, is still progressing and in the permitting stages. A third project, Willow, was announced in January as a light oil discovery with a possible 100,000 barrels per day.