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My Turn: What's at stake for Alaska in Shell's Arctic drilling program?

...the direct benefits we will receive if Shell is successful in its endeavors.The current throughput of the TransAlaska oil line is about 400,000 barrels a day and declining by about 5 percent a year. It has been estimated that below 200,000...
Helfinstine receives the Coast Guard Commander's Award for 35 Years of Civilian Service

...Office (JPO) since 1990 (set up to monitor and permit existing common carrier pipelines to include the Trans Alaska Oil Line, as well as the Office of the Federal Coordinator, set up by the Presidents Office to ensure coordination and streamlining...
North Slope spill report focuses on flow lines

...oversee the trans-Alaska pipeline itself and other crude oil lines on the North Slope. The state oversees flow lines. The...major spill in 2006. One was in a federally regulated oil line leading away from a processing plant. Larry Dietrick...
Lawmakers ask if pipeline rules will prevent neglect

...lawmakers were skeptical, questioning why the plan still would cover only a small fraction of the thousands of low-pressure oil lines in the country. A need to broaden federal pipeline regulation became evident after the discovery of extensive corrosion...
Involvement required

...while reducing overall costs. Public ownership of the oil pipeline will make a natural gas pipeline and a replacement oil line possible. Lack of maintenance is risky. Owning a home, like receiving the dividend, brings involvement. Dae Miles...
My turn: Beware of Alaska pipe dreams

...the clothes the emperor is not wearing. And gas is not oil. Not only do high pressure gas lines cost a lot more than oil lines to build, the stuff coming out downstream is worth a lot less. Even the Arctic Gas project was edging close to that...
Erickson is on solid ground with criticism

...There is less than half enough gas for the Alcan Gasline. 2. Palin's estimated cost is less than the cost of the oil line 30 years ago, on a per mile bases; since then costs have doubled and will be twice her estimate. Yet, Palin is willing...
Alaska editorial: Pipeline ownership brings big bills, no clout

...Frank Murkowski thinks the state ought to get in on the oil line action. He wants the state to buy a minority stake in...when they see one. When it comes to owning a share of the oil line, the state should stay where it is, on the sidelines...
Alyeska study says TAPS can operate down to 350,000 barrels per day

...Persily said. "From the gas line perspective, the feeling is you need both."Persily said Alaska needs a functioning oil line to make the gas line possible, and vice-versa."Clearly that much is still a heck of a lot of oil and if there's...
Prosecutors seek to revoke BP spill case probation; company called repeat offender in Alaska

...Exploration devoted extensive resources to improving its oil line system after 2006, the company said in its brief for the...the company devoted extensive resources to improving its oil line system after 2006."This included enhancements to BPXA's...


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