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California to phase out microbeads used in soaps, toothpaste

...after a pipeline leaked more than 100,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara Coast. The measures call for pipeline operators to use the best spill-control technology, require annual pipeline inspections and require regulators to notify...
Nation and World
Playing TAPS

...another matter.The pipeline now carries about 500,000 barrels per day but Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., the pipeline operator, has said only that TAPS could technically be operated down to about 300,000 barrels per day, but then only with...
Pipeline firms ask for halt in permitting the U.S. Senate could reduce some of the financial risks, such as preventing permitting delays and giving pipeline operators a tax credit whenever gas prices fell below $3.25 per million BTU. The bill is in a House-Senate conference...
Lawmakers fear state will pay

...if the state will be picking up the tab through tax credits. Sound off on the important issues at Officials from pipeline operator BP Exploration Alaska expect about $100 million in repairs and maintenance due to corrosion of pipeline walls in...
Governor announces hiring freeze

...immediate hiring freeze until we have information regarding the duration of the Prudhoe Bay shutdown," Murkowski said. Pipeline operator BP Exploration (Alaska) announced Sunday it would shut down the Prudhoe Bay field after a leak was found in one...
Panel finds pipeline operators overcharged in-state refineries

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A state watchdog commission said that oil companies that operate the trans-Alaska oil pipeline have overcharged in-state refineries from 1997 through 2000, and has ordered them to pay refunds. The amount was not specified in the decision announced Wednesday. But in its decision, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska said that it believes oil companies had made an extra nearly $10 billion from Alaska refiners during the years 1977 to 1996.
State Briefs document makes no new demands on pipeline operators. It now goes to officials with the bureau and the...public to create a citizen review panel to make sure pipeline operators are spending enough money on maintenance. Governor's...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...the three appeals judges concluded the trial judge should not have allowed testimony from Stan Selmer, a former pipeline operator who had worked under Taylor's supervision. Selmer told jurors Taylor once ordered him not to report or to minimize...
Palin extends deadline for gas pipeline

...owned energy companies from China and Houston-based El Paso Corp., one of the nation's largest natural gas pipeline operators. China has been working to become a global player in the energy market, but usually want to invest in a project...
Alaska Digest

...decision was a step in the right direction to protect bears and the public's ability to see the animals in the wild. Pipeline operator launches inspection ANCHORAGE - The operator of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline launched an intensive inspection...


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