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. 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. 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.
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