Oil and Gas

Charles Ebbers

An Outstanding Day by Iko Bay

Legacy Well Iko Bay #1, a 2731-foot-deep natural gas well, was plugged and abandoned after a full remediation by the BLM.

Alice Ballard

In honor of Women's History Month, we highlight notable homesteader, Alice Ballard. Born in Los Angeles, Ballard one of the first few women of color to gain ownership of la

Melinda Bolton

New air quality monitoring station provides clear data in Arctic

A new Air Quality and Weather Monitoring (AQM) Station funded and maintained by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has revealed pristine air quality in the remote Arctic

Trans-Alaska Pipeline System in a nutshell

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) is an engineering marvel. Crossing permafrost, mountainous terrain, very active seismic zones, and 800 bodies of water, it’s still carrying the lifeblood of Alaska’s economy.

The legacy of wells in Alaska

Before Alaska became a state, it was famous for many things such as gold, furs and oil.  Oil was first produced along Alaska’s north slope in the 1940s when America’s military fleet was conver