Alaska to release valuable data on seismic testing and wells


September 14, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A large amount of valuable information about seismic testing and exploratory wells in Alaska is being released to the public, giving scientists data they need to develop theories about geological formations and making possible oil spots known to drilling companies.

The first of two data sets was released in 2016, and the second is scheduled to go public in the fall, Alaska's Energy Desk reported ( ) Tuesday.

The state started collecting the data in 2003 as part of a tax program created for companies to claim a credit in exchange for turning ov...

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