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Vol. 11, No. 12 Week of March 19, 2006
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Borough mayor questions oil leak detection

Itta says clean-up effort first rate as crews pick up 60,000 gal. of an estimated 201,000 gal.; crews also working Kuparuk spill

Wesley Loy

Anchorage Daily News

The ongoing effort to clean up the North Slope’s largest oil spill ever is “first-rate,” but pipeline leak-detection equipment to prevent such spills is lacking, the region’s mayor said March 13. A major pipeline carrying crude oil away from a processing plant known as Gathering Center 2 sprang a l....

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Mayor calls for better technology

Line remains shut down

Spill discovered March 2

Slope slowdown costs state $1M per day

Production down by 12 percent

Officials believe detection system working


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