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Norman Wells Travel Guide



Norman Wells is a town of about 750 people in the Northwest Territories. The de facto capital of the Sahtu Region, Norman Wells has had a short-lived history as a source of oil.[1] Alexander Mackenzie in 1789 noticed seeping liquid that looked like yellow wax around the town, but it was not until century later before the first well was drilled.[2] During WWII, the U.S. government ensured oil supplies for Alaska by drilling a much larger well than the original one and constructing a pipeline for transport. Today, Norman Wells remains a major supplier of oil, using the same pipeline to transport approximately 30,000 barrels a day to the south.[3]

References:
“Norman Wells.” < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Wells>

Simpkins, Mary Ann. Canada. New York: Prentice Hall Travel, 1994. ISBN: 0671882783.

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[2] Simpkins, 285
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