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Vol. 13, No. 46 Week of November 16, 2008
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


40 Years at Prudhoe Bay: Prudhoe Bay’s legacy

“... if we can live and work here, in these conditions, we can go to Mars.” —Comment by Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt, after a tour of Prudhoe Bay in mid-winter

Frank E. Baker

For Petroleum News

For the U.S. news media, Prudhoe Bay startup in the summer of 1977 was more of a pipeline story rather than an oil field story. How would the new, $8 billion pipeline perform on its trial run? When would the oil front reach Valdez? The wager captured everyone’s imagination. The feat of barging Prudh....


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