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31/05/1977 Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is completed

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System includes the trans-Alaska crude-oil pipeline, 11 pump stations, several hundred miles of feeder pipelines, and the Valdez Marine Terminal. TAPS is one of the world's largest pipeline systems. It is commonly called the Alaska pipeline, trans-Alaska pipeline, or Alyeska pipeline.


  • Essentials 

  • Origins 

  • Forming Alyeska 

  • Opposition 

  • Legal issues and politics 

  • Construction 

  • Impact 

  • Technical details 

  • Maintenance 

  • Incidents 

  • Future of the pipeline