Prudhoe Bay


Prudhoe Bay

Small inlet of the Beaufort Sea, northern Alaska, U.S. It has been the centre of oil-drilling activities since the discovery in 1968 of vast petroleum deposits on Alaska's North Slope. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline links the area to Valdez on Prince William Sound.

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