• Short Summary

    Work restarted on the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline recently after the long Arctic winter. But there?

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    Work restarted on the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline recently after the long Arctic winter. But there are now fears that there may be nowhere to store much of the oil when it starts flowing along the pipeline next year.

    United States government and industry officials have warned that a surplus of as much as 400,000 barrels a day -- a third of the pipeline's daily capacity -- could occur on the West Coast. And a way must be found to move the alaskan oil to the Midwest, where it will be needed.

    One proposal is for a pipeline stretching from Long Beach, California, to the Midwest. One section of the lien has already been built and is in use as natural gas pipeline.

    The estimated cost of building the Trans-Alaska pipeline is now set at 7 billion US dollars (about 3,500 million sterling). Eighteen thousand men are working on the 800-mile (about 1,300 kilometre) pipeline.

    The project was held up for four years by the court action of environmentalists, who feared the ecological and aesthetic effects upon the area. But the pipeline is now due to be completed in October, 1977.

    A study has been set up by the US Federal Energy Administration (FEA) to look into the possible lack of storage space. One FEA official has said that it could take an additional I billion US dollars (about 500 million sterling) to provide a transportation route for the Alaskan oil to the Midwest.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA78LKKGVVFLJQXWK6DVSP5NYT
    Media URN:
    VLVAA78LKKGVVFLJQXWK6DVSP5NYT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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