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Alyeska announces pipeline maintenance shutdowns

Anchorage Daily News online -- Associated Press

Published: May 17th, 2012 09:21 AM
Last Modified: May 17th, 2012 09:21 AM

JUNEAU -- The operator of the trans-Alaska pipeline plans five shutdowns this summer for maintenance work.

Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. says the shutdowns are expected to last from eight to 18 hours each, with the first planned for Friday.

Alyeska says the maintenance shutdowns are a critical part of ongoing efforts to ensure the integrity of the 800-mile pipeline. They typically coincide with the oil companies' routine maintenance on North Slope equipment and facilities.

Both Friday's shutdown and one scheduled for May 27 are expected to last eight hours. The company expects an 18-hour shutdown on June 2. Alyeska has tentatively scheduled to other shutdowns for July 28 and Aug. 5.


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Submitted May 18, 2012 By: Nitewolf
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Message Posted: May 19, 2012 4:07:11 PM

So.....?
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dooooooh
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a new reason for west coast pump prices to inrease heading toward Memorial Day
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You have to do maintenance every now & then.
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 8:20:07 AM

Price rises may be an unintended consequence, but that is what happens when refineries shut down for whatever reason. Look at the number of closed refineries on the West Coast & our rising cost at the pump.
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 8:01:11 AM

Timing also works well considering a tanker just returned to Valdez still holding a bunch of oil it was unable to unload at Cherry Point on account of the fire.

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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 7:50:57 AM

Maintenance shutdowns are needed for safety, not for price increase.
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 7:36:41 AM

have no fear oil futures will go up on this interuption...
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 7:33:12 AM

if they aren't always pumping full capacity now, then 1/2 day maintenance should not interrupt the status quo.
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 7:30:13 AM

maintenance is a good thing
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