The Nenana Basin has been the first foray for the Fairbanks-based Alaska Native corporation into developing its own gas fields. It has long provided drilling and other services for other developments.
Aside from being a potential source of energy for the Interior, Doyon’s exploration is already a source of local jobs and investment for the area. The exploration directly employs about 150 people, whether it be oil and gas engineers or drivers, and another 40 businesses provide additional services for the exploration.
Read more on the Newsminer: The Voice of Interior Alaska.