Gallery: BP’s Alaska Pipeline Gets an “F” Grade for Maintenance


Even though our country is still up to its ears in oil in some places in the Gulf, BP continues to disappoint with shocking reports on shoddy oil infrastructure. First it was the other Gulf of Mexico BP oil well, the Atlantis, which was dubbed a “ticking time bomb”. Now a new report has declared that BP’s Oil pipeline in Alaska — the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which leaked large amounts of oil in 2006 and earlier this year — is in many areas more than 80% corroded; in an internal memo it got a “F” grade for maintenance. The report noted 148 pipes in the North Slope of Alaska that are currently under distress and in danger of leaking toxic substances across the pristine Alaskan wilderness.

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  1. Deepwater Horizon Oil i... November 9, 2010 at 11:32 am

    […] disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, has also been overlooking safety on their pipeline operation in Alaska and on their other massive gulf rig the Atlantis. The gulf response is still in full effect and […]

  2. Eletruk November 5, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Looking at BPs record, no doubt not a damn thing will be done until the pipeline actually fails and wreaks more environmental damage. And of course they will complain about the cost of cleanup and repair and ask for government assistance.

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