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Alaska Digest

...Police Department. BP confirms receiving subpoena over oil leak LONDON - British oil company BP PLC confirmed Thursday...subpoena from a U.S. grand jury investigating a massive oil leak in Alaska. BP blamed the incident at Prudhoe Bay field...
Six survive forced landing

A single-engine plane, carrying six people and flying "on borrowed time" due to a spraying oil leak that covered the windshield, was guided to an emergency landing on a Kupreanof Island beach by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Tuesday...
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...
BP shuts down 12 oil wells on the North Slope

...take a couple of days. BP in June confirmed it had received a subpoena from a U.S. grand jury investigating a massive oil leak in Alaska last spring. BP blamed the March incident at Prudhoe Bay field, the largest ever spill on Alaska's North...
Local Briefs

...overturned, single engine aircraft where they found only minor injuries. Coast Guard pilot Lt. John Milton said an apparent oil leak onto the engine created smoke, forcing the pilot to land on the marshy flats. The helicopter airlifted six of the survivors...
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...
BP increases oil field production

Oil giant BP restarted the eastern side of the Prudhoe Bay oil field - shut down since August when a leak was found - and expects production to reach 150,000 barrels a day by the weekend, a BP spokesman said Tuesday.
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...
State Briefs

...innocent FAIRBANKS - The man charged with shooting the trans-Alaska oil pipeline Oct. 4 and causing a 285,000-gallon oil leak pleaded innocent Tuesday in state Superior Court. Daniel Carson Lewis, 37, was arraigned on felony charges of first-degree...
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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