Alaska pipeline restarts after maintenance

Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010

JUNEAU - The 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline has restarted following a planned shutdown for maintenance.

Michelle Egan, a spokeswoman for operator Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., says the oil line restarted around 4 p.m. Sunday, after a 34-hour shutdown. She says the process went well.

Egan says another maintenance shutdown is planned between July 31 and Aug. 1.

Alyeska conducts these kinds of shutdowns annually. They're intended to coincide with routine maintenance done by producers on Alaska's North Slope.

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