Alaska Division of Oil and Gas Director Bill Barron reads bids for 

Alaska Division of Oil and Gas Director Bill Barron reads bids for petroleum leases on state land in the Beaufort Sea on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska. High bids for the Beaufort, North Slope and North Slope Foothills areas totaled  $14.2 million.  (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
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Alaska Division of Oil and Gas Director Bill Barron reads bids for petroleum leases on state land in the Beaufort Sea on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska. High bids for the Beaufort, North Slope and North Slope Foothills areas totaled $14.2 million. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
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