BP shuts giant Alaska oil field

There are 3 comments on the Reuters UK story from Aug 7, 2006, titled BP shuts giant Alaska oil field. In it, Reuters UK reports that:

BP is shutting down its giant Alaska Prudhoe Bay oil field due to a damaged pipeline, slashing West Coast supplies and prompting the U.S. government to consider releasing emergency stockpiles as prices jump.

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pongmaster

Arlington, TX

#1 Aug 8, 2006
Just another strategy to suck the money from us consumers..
Aurelio

Italy

#2 Aug 9, 2006
All pipelines, specially oil pipelines, should be monitored continuosly with leak detection systems: the pipeline surveys may prevent leaks, monitoring pipe thickness but operators do not use intelligent pig every years. A Leak detection system, allowing quick shut down of line valves, will alwais reduce yhe oil spill.
Interior Man -Alaska

United States

#3 Aug 9, 2006
Close the whole pipeline and send them Texans back to friggin Texas Stop Drilling in Alaska its an environmental nightmare about to explode this is only the beginning and its only 30 yrears old !!!

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