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TAPS reaches landmark, moves its 18 billionth barrel
» TAPS reaches landmark, moves its 18 billionth barrel

The 18 billionth barrel of Alaska North Slope crude started down the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) from Pump Station 1 in Prudhoe Bay at 8 a.m., December 6, 2019. » Story

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Rita Heidkamp
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As TAPS Shutdown Coordinator, Rita has been the recognized face and voice of TAPS shutdowns for 10-plus years. Over that span, she’s been on the frontlines of some of the most successful, significant and challenging shutdowns.
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Pipeline Reliability

November 2019 Reliability Factor

Reliability Factor for Nov 2019

100%

Reliability Factor for year 2019

99.73%

There were 0 prorations during November that impacted the reliability factor.

There were 0 deferred barrels during November that impacted the reliability factor.

TAPS Throughput

November throughput: 15,366,328 BBLS*
Average: 512,211 BPD**

Year 2019: 163,143,899 BBLS*
Average: 488,455 BPD**

*BBLS (barrels) = 42 Gallons
**BPD = Barrels Per Day

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