Pipeline reopens after overnight shutdown

The trans-Alaska oil pipeline has reopened after an overnightshutdown and tankers began taking on oil at the Valdez tanker dock after the weather calmed down mid-morning.   Operators stopped pumps along the 800-mile pipeline at 8 p.m. The line was reopened at 2 a.m., but transferring oil to the two tankers berthed in Valdez had to wait until later in the morning.

AP – Anchorage

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