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A supertanker voyage through the Northwest Passage

...prove more profitable than tankers. Before they got any permits, the consortium purchased 800 miles of fine-grain steel pipe from Japanese companies."Eight-hundred miles of one-eighth-inch pipe was not cheap," Helfferich said as he...
Alaska Digest

...from a 34-inch diameter pipeline in the tundra about 250 miles above the Arctic Circle. The arctic-grade carbon-steel pipe, which leads eventually to the trans-Alaska pipeline, lies above ground but is covered by a layer of gravel, as...
Alaska Editorial: 'All-Alaska' gas line economics don't add up

...long-term future. Even the name, the all-Alaska line, is a deception. It would take about the same 800 miles of steel pipe to build the line to Valdez as it would to build the line to the Canadian border, on its way to Alberta. Same distance...
Three school projects may go before voters

...The project at Harborview, downtown's elementary school, is intended to replace the water system's galvanized steel pipes, which have rusted, with copper pipes. The school's water is discolored but not unsafe, the school district said...
BP seeking repair help

ANCHORAGE - Oil giant BP searched for skilled workers and steel pipe Tuesday to replace badly corroded transit lines that this week forced the shutdown of operations at the largest oil field in the...
Pigs to test future site for bear sanctuary

...Eventually, the group plans for the two clarifier tanks to be joined by a tunnel constructed of 6-inch-diameter stainless steel pipe leftover from the mill. One tank will have an island in the middle surrounded by a 6-foot-deep moat, which will...
BP reactivates Prudhoe Bay oil wells

...Prudhoe Bay field manager, outlined these changes: Wells must pass a tougher pressure test. Normally the casings or steel pipes that line a well are tested at 100 percent of their maximum operating pressure rating. Now it will be 120 percent to...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...They are using steam and heaters to thaw the ground. About half the $86 million budget for the project will go to buy steel, pipe, valves, vessels, control systems, design and engineering, BP officials said. About $40 million will be spent...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...of methane, has to be cooled to minus 258 degrees Fahrenheit to turn into the desired product. LNG is so cold that a steel pipe dipped in it shatters. A crucial part of the process is removing contaminants from the gas, Watkins said. The main...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...repairs were completed Tuesday night. A wastewater utility crew worked until 10:30 p.m. to replace a section of steel pipe with an 8-foot length of PVC piping. Saltwater intrusion and electrolysis caused by nearby power lines brought about...


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