The Trans-Alaska Pipeline Story

by E. L. Patton, Pres.; Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., Bellevue, WA,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 1, Pg. 139-144

Document Type: Journal Paper


A group of seven oil companies has formed the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company to design, construct, operate and maintain the trans-Alaska pipeline system. The total pipeline will be approximately 789 miles long, some 641 miles of which will be across federal lands. The project will include pump stations, camp sites for use during construction, airfields for use during both construction and operation of the line, a communications system, and material sites for construction and access roads. The terminal site at Valdez will consist of a tank farm and dock facilities from which ocean-going tankers will transport crude oil to markets. A road will be built for access and the movement of equipment, materials, and personnel during pipeline construction activity, of approximately 373 miles in length. Of the approximately 586,000 sq miles of land in Alaska, the project will utilize about 0.01% of the total.

Subject Headings: Construction materials | Construction sites | Infrastructure construction | Pipelines | Oil pipelines | Project management | Pumping stations | Highways and roads | Alaska | United States

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