Oil Pipeline Spills at Prudhoe Bay

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the failure of the British Petroleum oil… read more

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the failure of the British Petroleum oil pipeline from Prudhoe Bay. Witnesses testified about safety issues and operations of pipeline facilities in Alaska, proper cleaning and inspection schedule for such pipelines, and allegations that recent pipeline corrosion concerns on the Prudhoe Bay Field had been brought to BP’s attention in the past. A recent shutdown of the pipeline in response to safety concerns about a possible leak had disrupted oil supplies in many regions of the U.S. close

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  • Barrett, Thomas Assistant Secretary Department of Transportation->Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
  • Fredricksson, Kurt Commissioner Alaska->Environmental Conservation
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Oil Pipeline Spills at Prudhoe Bay

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194177-1
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House Committee
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House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 8, 2006
Last Aired:
Sep 9, 2006

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  • Sep 08, 2006 | 3:51am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 08, 2006 | 4:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 09, 2006 | 12:53am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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