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Vol. 16, No. 9 Week of February 27, 2011
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


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

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

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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Declining throughput

Immediate response

Need for restart

Pigs recovered


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