CEG Looks Back: The Alaska Pipeline Cuts Through the Last Frontier | Story ID: 25334 | Construction Equipment Guide   3 comments

This is actually an older article (it referenced Gov. Murkowski, who left office in 2006), but it does a great job of describing the TAPS.

CEG Looks Back: The Alaska Pipeline Cuts Through the Last Frontier | Story ID: 25334 | Construction Equipment Guide.

Because of continuing decline in throughput, the State of Alaska is now headed toward a possible shutdown of state government, which affects every aspect of Alaskan lives because that’s how the oil revenue reaches the people. Having weathered the ongoing Recession of 2008, if our legislature and government cannot come to a compromise in the next few weeks, we will be facing mass layoffs of about 40% of the state’s working population.

Or not.

I’m starting a new series about oil in Alaska and life in a resource state.

3 responses to “CEG Looks Back: The Alaska Pipeline Cuts Through the Last Frontier | Story ID: 25334 | Construction Equipment Guide

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  1. i don’t think there is a need for a pipeline now.
    Leslie

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    • Really? How do you propose to get the oil to market?

      Please remember that the TAPS, even at reduced capacity, still provides a substantial portion of oil to the West Coast. It’s estimated that if the TAPS shut down tomorrow, California gasoline prices would increase by 50 cents a gallon and Washington State would loose 40 percent of its supply.

      Please also remember that the estimated combined reserves on the North Slope are 5 times greater than the oil that has already flowed down the TAPS.

      So, given that, how would you propose to get Alaska crude to market?

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