Photo by M. Scott Moon
Brandon Willard of Nabors Alaska climbs a derrick earlier this month during the drilling of a natural gas storage well for Chevron in the Swanson River Field on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge near Sterling. This month the field celebrates the 50th anniversary of its discovery a moment that was pivotal to Alaska's statehood and the economy of the Kenai Peninsula. Read about the find and events that followed in the special "Black Gold" section in today's paper.
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