US President Joe Biden’s administration is expected to make a decision any day now on whether it will approve ConocoPhillips’ Willow project on Alaska’s North Slope.

The company’s chief executive Ryan Lance says the project is “exactly what this administration has been asking our industry to do”.

Last month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) completed the final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for the proposed project with about 600 million barrels of oil equivalent, recommending a scaled back version of the proposal.