The reality is Seattle is probably as hooked on Arctic crude as any city in America.
For going on 40 years, Arctic crude has literally fueled the prosperous growth in this region….
More than half the crude refined in our state comes from Alaska (another third comes from Canada.) So when we fill up at a Seattle gas station, much of the time we’re pumping gas that started as crude beneath the tundra or the icy waters north of the Arctic Circle.
Source: The Seattle Times 05/12/2015, Danny Westneat