Alaska becomes the 49th state.
AOGA is established to foster the long-term viability of the oil and gas industry for the benefits of all Alaskans.
Oil is discovered at Prudhoe Bay.
Plans are announced to build the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). First load of pipe arrives in Valdez from Japan.
Owner companies of the pipeline incorporate to form Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.
Nationwide gas shortage fuels urgency for domestic oil production.
Haul Road construction begins at Prudhoe Bay and the Yukon River to offer a supply route for the pipeline and oil fields.
The first pipe is laid at Tonsina River, north of Valdez.
Pipeline construction is complete and first oil flows from Prudhoe Bay on June 20th.
The one billionth barrel of oil arrives at Valdez.
469,740 Alaskans receive first PFD.
Production peaks at 2.1 million barrels per day.
The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurs.
First double-hull Alaska class tanker begins service for BP.
The 15 billionth barrel of oil transported through TAPS arrives at Valdez.
Alaska celebrates the 40th anniversary of TAPS and production at Prudhoe Bay.