Harvest Alaska (Harvest) has announced it will acquire all of BP Transportation Alaska's ownership in midstream interests in Alaska including a 49% interest in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), 49% of Alyeska Service Company and other related midstream interests. Alyeska Service Company will continue to operate the pipeline as it does today.
"The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is an icon of Alaska's energy industry and a monument to Alaskan ingenuity and will power. It's also a critical piece of infrastructure for America's energy future," said Jason Rebrook, Chief Executive Officer of Harvest Midstream. "We are proud to partner with Alyeska and the other members of the TAPS family to ensure a bright future for the system, for Alaskans, and for American energy independence."
The 800-mile-pipeline system, one of the largest pipelines in the world, transports oil from the North Slope of Alaska to the northern most ice-free port in Valdez, Alaska. The system has a capacity of approximately 2 million bpd and runs from the Prudhoe Bay oilfield to the Valdez Marine Terminal. To date, the TAPS system has transported over 17 billion bbls of product.
"TAPS is an engineering marvel that has played a critical role in the history of the energy industry," said Sean Kolassa, President of Harvest Midstream. "It will continue to play a very important role and we look forward to being a key partner in its future with focus on safety, the environment and the communities it connects."
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/business-news/30082019/harvest-alaska-acquires-49-stake-in-taps-and-alyeska/
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