ALASKAN TRANSPORTATION: AN OVERVIEW OF SOME ASPECTS OF TRANSPORTING ALASKAN CRUDE OIL

This paper briefly explores the transportation-related aspects of the design, construction, and operation of the pipeline and support facilities. The pipeline terminates at Port Valdez on Prince William Sound. It is from here that the second leg of the journey to the energy-hungry lower 48 states begins. A thoroughly modern and unique marine transportation system is being utilized to transport approximately 1.2 million barrels (191,000 cu m) per day of Alaskan crude oil to West and Gulf coast refineries. The Valdez Terminal, the pipeline, the North Slope supply, and vessel particulars and operations are discussed; in addition, environmental and legal problems are outlined.

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    • Presented at the October 14, 1978 joint meeting of the California Sections of SNAME.
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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Factor, S
    • Grove, S J
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

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  • Accession Number: 00196266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM