Maybe I am a bit slow but what is the point of drilling in alaska, if oil companies will then simply take that oil and put it up for sale on the world market for $137 instead of $138? Why would we let oil companies drill our oil, american oil, to lower the price for oil for the whole world? If you want to drill in Alaska, fine with me, BUT that oil goes to america for a fair price like $40/barrel, NOT for sale on the world market. Oil was being sold for $20/barrel just a few years ago. There is no reason for us to drill oil and put it up for sale on the market, we need the oil, OPEC countires don't need the oil, they live byselling it.