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Beginning May 10, the sun remained up all day, keeping the city in continual light until to 2:03 a.m. local time Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. The sun then rose at 3:05 a.m. local time.
The reason that Barrow experiences the periods of continual light is due to their close location to the North Pole. As the Earth revolves on its axis, Barrow is turned toward the sun and remains light until the revolution of the Earth turns Barrow away from the sun.Read More
ASRC PRESS RELEASE 7/31/2014
Anchorage - - In a ground-breaking announcement today, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) and six (6) North Slope village corporations have joined together to create a new company known as the Arctic Inupiat Offshore, LLC (AIO). AIO and Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. (Shell) have entered into a binding agreement that will allow AIO the option to acquire an interest in Shell’s acreage and activities on its Chukchi Sea leases. This interest will be managed by AIO.
AIO members include ASRC, Ukpeaġik Inupiat Corporation, Tikigaq Corporation, Olgoonik Corporation, Kaktovik Inupiat Corporation, Atqasuk Corporation and Nunamiut Corporation. These corporations represent the communities of Barrow, Point Hope, Wainwright, Kaktovik, Atqasuk and Anaktuvuk Pass. Rex A. Rock, Sr., president and CEO for ASRC, will also serve as the president for AIO. He commented, “Our region has always been a leader in strategic partnerships that provide meaningful benefits to our shareholders, to our people.” Rock further stated, “I am humbled to acknowledge that this arrangement balances the risk of OCS development borne by our coastal communities, with the benefits intended to support our communities and our people.”