The Trans-Alaska Pipeline turned 40 years old last month. It turned a giant oil reservoir at Prudhoe Bay into cash for both the oil industry and a state hungry for money to pay its bills.
This week, Frontiers takes a look at what this anniversary means to those who played a role in bringing the largest oil field in the nation to life.
KTVA’s Rhonda McBride asked Prudhoe Bay workers about how much has changed, and how much has stayed the same.
“Trans-Alaska Pipeline: 40 Years Later” airs on Sunday, July 16 at 4:30 and 10:30 p.m. on KTVA-Channel 11.