ANCHORAGE - The trans-Alaska pipeline has restarted after a scheduled 36-hour shutdown for maintenance.
The 800-mile line, which transports oil from the North Slope to Valdez, from which it's then destined for refineries, was shut down from about 6 a.m. Saturday until 1:35 p.m. Sunday.
The line's operator, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., says all the work set to be done was completed and ahead of schedule, including replacement of a valve and gas supply lines to turbine generators.
This was the second of two extended summer-season shutdowns for maintenance.
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