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Why was it designed?

To move oil from the north of Alaska to the most northerly ice free port - Valdez

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How long is it?

800 miles (1300km)

2

What is its diameter?

48 inches

3

When was the oil discovered? How many years of planning was needed?

Oil was discovered in 1968, 7 years of planning was needed

4

How much did it cost and what year?

Cost $8 billion to build in 1977

5

When did construction begin?

March 1977

6

How many people worked on the project at some point

More than 70,000

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How much of the US domestic oil production does it supply?

20%