AccessMyLibrary provides FREE access to millions of articles from top publications available through your library.
Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Aug. 17--ALYESKA PLANS PIPELINE SHUTDOWN: The 800-mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline was to be shut down Monday evening for maintenance projects, and operators expect to restart it by midnight tonight.
The major work centers on preparing pump stations 1 and 3 for installation of electric pumps. The pumps are key components in a major overhaul of the pipeline system, which began operating in June 1977. Valve work also is being done during the shutdown, according to operator Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. The shutdown also provides a chance for maintenance work in the North Slope oil fields.