BP heads north to Alaska
London-based company intrigued by US Navy discoveries in petroleum reserve; opens office in 1959, geologists arrive in 1960
Alaska was first mentioned within British Petroleum, or BP, in a 1952 world survey of oil prospects compiled by the company’s exploration department in London. Northern Alaska, specifically the Naval Petroleum Reserve Number 4 , or PET-4, (today called National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, or NPR-A) wa....
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