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Seven major oil companies formed the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company to build and operate the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, following the discovery of oil in Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope of the Arctic Circle.

The 48-inch diameter pipeline begins in Prudhoe Bay and runs 800 miles to Valdez, the northernmost ice-free port in North America. There are 12 pump stations to push the oil over the Brooks Range past Fairbanks and over the Chugach Mountains.

It proceeds to a marine terminal across the bay from where Valdez was rebuilt following a 1964 earthquake. Valdez Tour Co. conducts daily excursions around the terminal from May to September. For pipeline information, contact the Public Affairs Department, Alyeska Company.

Location: 1835 S Bragaw St, Anchorage Alaska 99512



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