Flashcards in Trans-Alaska Pipeline Deck (8)
Why was it designed?
To move oil from the north of Alaska to the most northerly ice free port - Valdez
How long is it?
800 miles (1300km)
What is its diameter?
When was the oil discovered? How many years of planning was needed?
Oil was discovered in 1968, 7 years of planning was needed
How much did it cost and what year?
Cost $8 billion to build in 1977
When did construction begin?
How many people worked on the project at some point
More than 70,000