Alaska Update: Phillips loads first ANS crude cargo on new double-hulled tanker

The Polar Endeavor tanker, operated by an affiliate of Phillips Petroleum Co., is shown en route to Alaska on its maiden voyage to take on the first cargo of Alaskan North Slope crude oil to be transported by a double hulled crude carrier-a design mandated by federal law following the 1989 Exxon Valdex oil spill off Alaska-purpose-built for the Alaskan oil trade. Photo courtesy of Phillips.Click here to enlarge imagePhillips Petroleum Co. loaded the first cargo of Alaskan North Slope crude oil in mid-July on the first double-hulled tanker built specifically for the Alaskan trade under new federal oil spill prevention rules. The 125,000 dwt Millennium-class Polar Endeavour, operated by P...

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