Telluric currents caused by the same phenomenon that generates the Northern Lights can be picked up by the pipeline and zinc/magnesium anodes. The anodes act like grounding rods to safety return these currents to the earth reducing the risk of damage to the pipeline.
December 2018 Reliability Factor
Reliability Factor for Dec 2018
Reliability Factor for year 2018
There were 0 prorations during December that impacted the reliability factor.
There were 0 deferred barrels during December that impacted the reliability factor.
December throughput: 16,233,461 BBLS*
Average: 523,660 BPD**
Year 2018: 185,900,077 BBLS*
Average: 509,315 BPD**
*BBLS (barrels) = 42 Gallons
**BPD = Barrels Per Day
For more information about the amount of crude oil that has been transported through TAPS, click here.
For information on reporting a pipeline emergency, click here.