Jan. shutdown puts TAPS close to brink
Alyeska executives describe efforts to prevent freezing in pipeline after pump station oil leak in era of low oil throughput
In many ways the central artery of the Alaska economy, the trans-Alaska pipeline carries about 11 percent of U.S. domestic crude oil production. But a shutdown of the pipeline in January following an oil leak at Pump Station 1 on the North Slope dramatically illustrated the growing risk of a major p....
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