The pipeline is still in fundamentally sound shape and has a few maintenance properties that would be remarkable if it was an old car: the pipeline requires a smaller maintenance staff to keep it running than it used to, and it’s gotten safer and less leaky as it has aged.
Looking behind the scenes of the oil and gas industry, it quickly becomes apparent that it requires a lot of moving parts to keep things running smoothly.
There are a lot of reasons to build with reclaimed materials, from lower costs to decreased environmental impact to the fact that they can be used to truly customize a project.
The sale encompasses 100 percent of BP’s Alaska interests, which includes its midstream and upstream assets, BP Pipelines’ interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System, and a cluster of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation units located within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Out to make history by creating the first graphite supply chain in the country, Vancouver-based Graphite One is working to mine graphite from Graphite Creek outside of Nome, site of the highest grade and largest known large flake graphite deposit in the US.
According to Hecla Greens Creek’s General Manager and Hecla VP Brian Erickson, the mine is unique as it’s the only US mine permitted to operate within a national monument. “That means our safety and environmental record must be among the best in the world right now,” Erickson says.