Trans-Alaska pipeline actions to improve safety are under way : report to Congressional requesters by United States. General Accounting Office

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  • Petroleum pipelines -- Alaska -- Safety measures,
  • Trans-Alaska Pipeline (Alaska)

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Other titlesActions to improve safety are under way.
StatementUnited States General Accounting Office.
The Physical Object
Pagination59 p. ;
Number of Pages59
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Open LibraryOL17095351M

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Trans-Alaska Pipeline, pipeline that connects the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay in northern Alaska, U.S., with the harbour at Valdez, miles (1, km) to the south.

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refiners. The cost to construct the pipeline was $8 billion, making it one of the largest privately-funded. Print book: English: 1st edView all editions and formats: Summary: Well-illustrated discussion of the impact of the pipeline on Alaska's environment, economy, and future prospects.

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In Walking My Dog, Jane, readers travel along with Ned and Jane, his chocolate Labrador, as they walk miles across Alaska along the trans-Alaska pipeline, beginning in the south at Valdez and ending at Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Ocean.

“I wanted a few things from this walk,” Rozell writes. The Alyeska Pipeline Services Company, the company behind the pipeline, was a consortium of major oil companies that included BP Pipelines (Alaska) Inc., Phillips Transportation Alaska, Inc., ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, Unocal Pipeline Company, and Williams Alaska Pipeline Company, LLC.

J -- A couple years ago NOAA Incident Operations Coordinator Doug Helton visited the southern end of the mile-long Trans Alaska Pipeline in Valdez, Alaska.

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Aurorally induced telluric current causes fluctuation. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline, operated by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., has been completed and is moving crude oil mi ( km) from the Prudhoe Bay Field, on the North Slope of Alaska, to Valdez, a year-round ice-free port in the southern coast of Alaska.

A discussion covers the establishment. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) was the world’s largest privately funded construction project when it was built, at a cost of $8 billion.

The system includes the mile-long pipeline, which runs from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the Valdez Marine Terminal, where oil is loaded onto tankers for shipment to market.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article quoted the interviewee as saying the cost to build the Trans Alaska Pipeline was 2 billion dollars. He actually said 10 billion. The Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) is approximately miles in length.

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From Prudhoe Bay to Prince William Sound, TAPS stretches eight hundred miles, which leaves Neogi accountable for one of the heaviest metal things in the Western Hemisphere, through which the vast majority of Alaska’s economy flows.

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Even when not in plain view, TAPS can be tracked at any point by Author: Peter Bo Rappmund. ALYESKA, Corporate Name: Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.

“Alyeska” is an Aleut word meaning “mainland.” ALYESKA, Date of Incorporation: Aug ALYESKA, Early History: The Trans Alaska Pipeline System, or TAPS, was originally called the Trans Alaska Pipeline Project, and was a joint venture of Atlantic Pipe.

Trans-Alaska Pipeline will be useful for the proposed building of a gas pipeline by corEortium frcm Alaska through Canada to the lower 48 States. Alyeska Pipeline Service Corporation acted as the ccmmon agent for the eight companies involved in the pipeline system. Costs of building the Trans-Alaska Pipeline were grossly Size: KB.But no one seems to deny that the biggest oversight in the project was the ocean link between Valdez, the Trans-Alaska pipeline's marine terminal in southern Alaska, and the lower 48 states.

The Trans-Alaska pipeline system has weighed these risks of pipeline breakage against profits and it has decided to take the risk.

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