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Vol. 18, No. 37 Week of September 15, 2013
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Seabirds plague Valdez tanker terminal

Alyeska Pipeline tries to discourage black-legged kittiwakes from nesting on loading berths; guano poses messy workplace hazard

Wesley Loy

For Petroleum News

Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. has a serious bird problem on its hands. It seems a multitude of black-legged kittiwakes has taken a shine to the Valdez oil terminal as a place to nest. Specifically, the kittiwakes like the tanker loading berths that extend out into the waters of Port Valdez. The birds....

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