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2008-11-12 09:00:40

Energy Solutions International has announced that its PipelineManager modeling and leak detection application has been selected by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company to serve as the foundation for leak detection and slack flow monitoring on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System's (TAPS) complexity stems from the severe elevation changes over the 800-mile pipeline, which runs from the North Slope to Valdez and crosses three mountain ranges and more than 800...

2008-11-11 12:00:22

Energy Solutions International, Inc. (ESI), a world-leading supplier of software solutions that optimize operational and commercial performance of oil and gas pipelines, announced that its PipelineManager(R) modeling and leak detection application has been selected by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company to serve as the foundation for leak detection and slack flow monitoring on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), one of the largest and most complex pipeline systems in the world. TAPS'...

2008-08-24 00:00:31

By Marshall Brain Oil pipelines are frequently in the news these days because they can have a big effect on oil prices. For example, if a war or terrorist activity threatens to shut down an important pipeline, oil prices can rise. Oil pipelines also make the news when they leak. One of the best-known pipelines in the United States is the Trans Alaska Pipeline System. It stretches north-to-south for 800 miles across the state of Alaska. The oil comes out of the ground at the North Slope...

2006-05-24 12:25:13

Please read in first paragraph, "...the Trans-Alaska Pipeline..." instead of "...the Transatlantic Pipeline..." A corrected version follows. NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. federal authorities are investigating reports of improper repairs made to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline by employees of oil companies that own the pipeline, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The 800-mile pipeline is run by Alyeska Pipeline Service Co, formed by BP Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp. and ConocoPhillips The...

2006-05-24 00:27:56

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. federal authorities are investigating reports of improper repairs made to the Transatlantic Pipeline by employees of oil companies that own the pipeline, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The 800-mile pipeline is run by Alyeska Pipeline Service Co, formed by BP Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp. and ConocoPhillips The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Environmental Protection Agency are looking into whether the company and government officials...

2006-01-13 03:06:13

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska should buy a share of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, the 800-mile energy artery that has been shipping North Slope crude for the past three decades, Gov. Frank Murkowski said on Thursday. Buying into the oil pipeline will complement plans for negotiating a 20 percent share of a yet-to-be-built, $20 billion pipeline that would transport the North Slope's vast bounty of natural gas to markets in the lower 48 states, the Republican...


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