ALYESKA MAPS BIG CORROSION REPAIR PROGRAM ON TRANS-ALASKA CRUDE LINE

Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. plans the petroleum industry's most expensive corrosion repair campaign on its Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) carrying North Slope crude oil to a tanker terminal near Valdez in southern Alaska. "We are in no danger of an immediate leak, but it's something we need to address," Bill Howitt, Alyeska's manager of engineering, told Oil & Gas Journal. In addition to external corrosion along portions of its 800 mile, 48 in. main line system, Alyeska has

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