The Trans Alaska Pipeline System was designed and constructed to move oil from the North Slope of Alaska to the northern most ice-free port in Valdez, Alaska. The pipeline is 800 miles long, two feet in diameter, and crosses three mountain ranges. Built at a cost of $8 billion from 1975 to 1977, it was the largest privately funded construction project at that time. OIL DISCOVERED The presence of crude oil on Alaska’s North Slope was suspected for more than a ... Read More