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Firefighters keep Tyonek blaze away from oil and gas facilities; Interior fire moves away from TAPS management team, which is based in Palmer.On Wednesday, Hilcorp also took the precaution of draining crude oil storage tanks at the Granite Point production facility on Cook Inlet's west side.Meanwhile, the large Funny River fire now...
Alaska Digest

...decision. The company needed to slow the flow of oil from the North Slope because the fourteen 500,000-barrel oil storage tanks at the port are more than 90 percent full. In addition, the high winds have made loading oil tankers unsafe. Alyeska...
EPA, watchdog group raise concerns about Valdez oil tanker port

...according to the Anchorage Daily News. The council suggests that, due to the possible mothballing of some huge crude oil storage tanks at the port, tankers might risk traveling in bad weather to pick up oil when inventory pushes capacity. The council...
Review: Alaska pipeline spill probe shows pattern

...backup power from kicking in when workers cut off the main power supply. The power failure caused valves on a large oil storage tank to open - an automatic event that prevents the 800-mile pipeline from over-pressuring during outages. In this...
EPA suspects Chevron knew of violation

...refinery in Nikiski. The alleged violations began in 2006, when Chevron shut down a vapor control unit for two of its oil storage tanks at Trading Bay. The vapor control units were designed to capture vapor from the oil before it leaves the tanks...

...tanker before loading, powerful vibrations in valves used to load ships, and severe overheating in a motor next to an oil storage tank. They prompted a special meeting of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council on Tuesday. The...
Alaska Digest

...Alyeska might also retire some of the port's 18 oil storage tanks, each of which holds 510,000 barrels of oil, or...local power utility and fitting the port's immense oil storage tanks with internal floating lids to more easily control...


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