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BP appoints ombudsman to hear employee complaints

...270,000 gallons of oil onto the tundra was an anomaly. The August shutdown "due to excessive corrosion of its oil transit lines contradicts everything the committee has been told," Barton said. Charles Hamel, a former oil broker who has...
Ex-BP manager invokes Fifth in hearing on spill

...taken," Marshall said. Marshall said BP's spending on major maintenance at Prudhoe Bay would rise to $195 million in 2007, a fourfold increase from 2004; $150 million will go toward replacing 16 miles of corroded oil transit lines.
Murkowski to hand off corrosion investigation

...of that new agency, too. Murkowski said he supports federal legislation to strengthen regulatory authority over oil transit lines like the ones found to be corroded on the North Slope. But if Congress passes a law, it likely won't fill all...
North Slope oil production nearly back to normal

...of bypass lines. Regardless of the results of the pigging, BP remains committed to replacing 16 of 22 miles of oil transit lines, Rinehart said. Some of the replacement pipe is already in Alaska. BP will begin construction this winter. BP...
Company denies Prudhoe layoffs connected to VECO crews for pipeline corrosion inspections in August 2006, Beaudo said. "It was a big program to inspect the oil transit line, so now we're getting back to what we consider a normal staffing," he said.

...of an estimated 201,000 to 267,000 gallons of spilled crude. Johnson said corrosion was seen in the 34-inch oil transit line in a September inspection but it appeared to be occurring at a "low manageable corrosion rate." However, spill...
Federal government sues BP over spills

...operations are safe and reliable, and protect the environment. Those include building a new $500 million system of oil transit lines at Prudhoe Bay," BP Alaska spokesman Steve Rinehart said. "We have no comment on the legal issues," he added...
BP Exploration Alaska agrees to $25 million penalty for 2006 spills on North Slope, more frequent inspections, and fewer leaks," he said. The company completely replaced Prudhoe Bay oil transit lines and added modern leak detection and anti-corrosion systems at a cost of about $500 million by the end of 2008...
BP shuts oil pipeline

...Inc. discovered severe corrosion in a Prudhoe Bay oil transit line. BP officials said they didn't know how long the...sensing device found 16 anomalies in 12 locations in an oil transit line on the eastern side of the field. Follow-up inspections...
Congress to look at BP's field management

...important issues at The House Energy and Commerce Committee will look at BP's corrosion control practices for its oil-transit lines at Alaska's Prudhoe Bay, such as those involved in two spills this year before the partial shutdown last week...


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