The incident has forced the Valdez Marine Terminal’s operator, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., to take multiple tanks out of service, though it says there have been no impacts to oil shipments so far.
Most of the revenue from the bill would go toward highway maintenance. And it enjoys wide support from business and industry groups that say it would help reinvest in Alaska’s road infrastructure.
State regulators have asked Hilcorp, the independent oil company buying BP’s Alaska assets, to disclose whether and how the pandemic-driven crash in oil prices will affect its ability to seal the $5.6 billion deal.
A group of Alaskans traveled to Washington, D.C., to ask lawmakers to renew the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. Congress allowed the law to expire last year.
The plaintiffs say the federal Environmental Protection Agency is shirking its duty to update its rules so they reflect the latest science on how dispersants affect the environment.
The company says it won’t let budget cuts jeopardize the pipeline’s safe operations, since there’s no other way to move oil off the North Slope. Meanwhile, a citizens watchdog group in Valdez says it will seek more information about the company’s reorganization.
The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council gave the public and local decision makers a chance to get a first-hand look Saturday at a demonstration to help Alaskans better understand what goes into planning for a potential oil spill.
A citizens watchdog group is concerned new oil response crews coming to Prince William Sound aren’t being trained in rough weather conditions they might have to operate in.
New tugboats planned for Prince William Sound are part of a major transition taking place in the system set up to prevent oil spills after the Exxon Valdez.
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, which runs the trans-Alaska Pipeline, is splitting with its longtime provider of oil spill prevention and response services in Prince William Sound. The decision amplifies concerns in a region where the memory of the Exxon Valdez oil spill remains fresh. Crowley Marine Services currently provides the tugboats that escort oil tankers…