Trans-Alaska Pipeline System
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) includes the trans-Alaska crude-oil pipeline, 12 pump stations, several hundred miles of feeder pipelines, and the Valdez Marine Terminal. TAPS is one of the wo...
Drift River Terminal Facility
The Drift River Terminal Facility, also known as the Drift River Oil Terminal, is a tank farm which holds crude oil before it is loaded onto oil tankers and transported to refineries. It is located in...
Alfred Heinz Reumayr
Alfred Heinz Reumayr of Vancouver, British Columbia, was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on August 18, 1999, on charges of plotting to blow up the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System on ...
Solar power in Alaska
Solar power in Alaska has been primarily used in remote locations, such as the Nenana Teen Center, near Fairbanks, where long summer days provide most of the electricity generated. Rooftop solar panel...
1973 oil crisis
The 1973 oil crisis began in October 1973 when the members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC, consisting of the Arab members of the OPEC plus Egypt, Syria and Tunisia) p...
Prudhoe Bay Oil Field
Prudhoe Bay Oil Field is a large oil field on Alaska's North Slope. It is the largest oil field in both the United States and in North America, covering 213,543 acres (86,418 ha) and originally ...
Wind power in Alaska
Wind power in Alaska has the potential to provide all of the electricity used in the U.S. state of Alaska. From its installation in July 2009 though October 2012, the Pillar Mountain Wind 4.5 MW wind ...
Endicott Island
Endicott Island is a 45-acre (18 ha) artificial island located in the U.S. state of Alaska, 2.5 miles (4 km) offshore and 15 miles (24 km) from Prudhoe Bay of the Beaufort Sea. Endicott...
Alaska Permanent Fund
The Alaska Permanent Fund is a constitutionally established permanent fund managed by a state-owned corporation, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC). The fund was established in Alaska in 197...
Economy of Alaska
The 2007 gross state product was $44.9 billion, 45th in the nation. Its per capita personal income for 2007 was $40,042, ranking 15th in the nation. The state's economy has been described by Universit...
Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System
The construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, largely completed between 1975-77 from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, Alaska, created an oil pipeline of more than 800 miles of pipe, 12 pump stations, a...
Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act of 1973 is a United States federal law signed by Richard Nixon on November 16, 1973 that authorized the building of an oil pipeline connecting the North Slo...
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) was signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon on December 18, 1971, constituting at the time the largest land claims settlement in United States his...
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
The Alyeska consortium refers to the major oil companies that own and operate the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) through the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.
The Alaska corporation commonly ...
Arctic Refuge drilling controversy
The question of whether to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) has been an ongoing political controversy in the United States since 1977. The issue has been used by both Democr...