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Pipeline cleaning halted due to leak

...pipeline in Cook Inlet on Sunday because of a leak in the pipe, a BP project manager said. The pipeline had periodic oil leaks and produced a 1.5-mile-long sheen in Cook Inlet last year. In preparation for the cleaning, water was pumped...
Top news stories touched all corners of Alaska

...Alaska to know what was news in 2006. Sound off on the important issues at From spouting volcanoes to listing ships to oil leaks, Alaska was never far from the public's eye. Two of the most far-reaching stories of the year happened 920 miles...
State regulators accept BP valve safety plan

...Bay oil field. The valves sit atop more than 1,000 Prudhoe oil wells, acting as a first line of defense to stop big oil leaks. They're designed to automatically shut down oil production from a well if pressure drops because of a pipeline rupture...
Prudhoe Bay shutdown may last several days

...insulators on high-voltage lines with mud. The London-based company, which has faced intense criticism following two oil leaks in Alaska over the past seven months, said the shutdown of its power system was not a reflection of aging infrastructure...
Juneau Empire Story Archive BP. President Warren G. Harding set aside the 23-million-acre area in 1923 to reserve the oil for the Navy. Oil leaks from the ground across the reserve and lakes on the eastern edge of the reserve are known as the ``Oil Lakes'' for...
Employment booming on the North Slope

...decline for years. The employment jump is partly due to last year's Prudhoe Bay pipeline corrosion problems, including oil leaks and an effort to inspect and replace old pipes, Fried said. But it began well before the corrosion crisis. "It really...
DEC praises BP, Phillips for performance on North Slope

...issues on the North Slope. For instance, DEC is considering fining BP for taking too long to install a system to spot oil leaks on Prudhoe Bay's huge oil trunk lines. That issue and some others are being dealt with individually. While DEC pointed...
Coast Guard leads mass rescue exercise

...Line cruise ship has a switchboard explosion and grounds on rocks 28 miles from Ketchikan. About 57,000 gallons of oil leaks out and immediately heads for beaches and seabirds. The coordination is a big challenge. This faux disaster, even without...
Senators criticize BP executives

...BP failed to "fundamentally understand" the need for maintenance of its Alaska North Slope pipeline, leading to two oil leaks this year and the discovery of extensive corrosion. Singling out BP for criticism, Barrett said, "We do not see conditions...
Pipeline flow intentionally slowed

...toughest direction," he said. That's because when tankers are loaded, a boom is put around them as a precaution against oil leaks. If waves breach the boom, loading operations are suspended. Winds out of the northeast make loading operations vulnerable...


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