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There’s been for sometime a stir about the natural gas basin outside of Nenana. Regional native corporation crews have detailed 3D mapping of the reserve and there are unsubstantiated rumors that current clearing along the river is for a gas terminal. Exploration has gone on in the Nenana basin for decades, as in the Minto area (as far back as almost a half century on the latter). There are also rumblings of the tribal corporation in the Copper River Valley planning gas extraction. In any case, some of these tribal finds that could be commercialized would put a gas source within a couple hours of Fairbanks. The question is whether it would lower costs such as the Cook Inlet reserves have for Anchorage, or whether the product would be exportable and tied to world trade market pricing….

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