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Vol. 18, No. 32 Week of August 11, 2013
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Powerful forces challenge buried line

Alaska gas pipeline needs to remain safely buried for decades in miles of chilled earth, permafrost and discontinuous permafrost

Bill White

Researcher/writer for the Office of the Federal Coordinator

Winter, water and wicking Teams of scientists have studied burying chilled-gas pipelines in cold soil multiple times over the decades. In the early 1970s, when the first plans were hatched for moving Prudhoe Bay gas to market, a consortium of pipeline and oil companies set up testing sites in Canada....

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