TAPS transitioning to low flow future
Strategic reconfiguration of the trans-Alaska pipeline moves ahead, while engineers assess the challenges of declining flow rates
At the end of May, the switchover to new electric pumps at pump station 4 of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline marked the latest major step in the upgrade of the pipeline system to accommodate declining rates of oil production from Alaska’s North Slope. In fact, the decline of flow rates from 2.1 millio....
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Fewer pump stations
One at a time
New control systems
Valdez Marine Terminal
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