• Short Summary

    In late June or early July, crude oil will flow for the first time through the trans Alaska pipeline.

  • Description

    In late June or early July, crude oil will flow for the first time through the trans Alaska pipeline. With construction of the multi-billion dollar project almost complete, an important milestone was passed this week (MONDAY, MAY 30) on the project.

    SYNOPSIS: The last weld by construction crews on the trans Alaska pipeline was completed this week on Alaska' North Slope.

    An estimated 250 workers and company officials gathered at a site about 100 miles south of Prudhoe Bay to watch a tie-in crew weld together two above-ground sections of pipe. More than half of the pipeline is above ground to assure the pipeline's integrity where it crosses permafrost soils. Although some work on the pipeline remains this particular weld marked the symbolic completion of the construction of the pipeline portion of the massive project, under construction for the past three years.

    Welding in the field began in early 1975.

    Together, more than 100,000 field and shop welds were required for the 800-mile pipeline.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9SP0P631Z287CMASU9OB5DLQE
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SP0P631Z287CMASU9OB5DLQE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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