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03/11/1975 The UK's first oil pipeline for transporting oil

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North Sea Oil - 1975

The Queen has formally begun the operation of the UK's first oil pipeline at a £500,000 ceremony in Scotland. The 130-mile (209-kilometre) pipeline from Cruden Bay to Grangemouth has been built by British Petroleum (BP).The pipeline serves the Forties oilfield 110 miles east of Aberdeen, which the company discovered six years ago.
    • Essentials 

    • Forties pipeline system