Trans Alaska Pipeline Restarts

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

Oil is flowing again through the Trans Alaska Pipeline. Workers labored through the night to install bypass piping at pump station one. That work was completed early this morning and the pipeline restarted just after 10 am. Katie Pesznecker is a spokesperson with the Joint Information center in Fairbanks. She says things went well over night, even though the operation took a little longer than expected.

The target goal for the next 24 hours is to bring the pipeline up to 500,000 barrels a day. Before the leak was discovered more than a week ago, the pipeline was carrying about 630,000 barrels a day.

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