Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. has reopened its Trans Alaska pipeline following a contained spill last week.
The pipeline was shut down for almost 80 hours Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. spokeswoman Michelle Egan says, its longest shutdown in at least a decade.
A power failure during a planned shutdown allowed about 5,000 barrels of oil to spill into a containment area at Pump Station 9, about 100 miles south of Fairbanks.
New oil has successfully been pumped through Pump Station 9 and we're doing that now steadily, Egan said. That's a significant milestone after a shutdown.
There were no injuries and no impact to the environment due to the spill or subsequent oil recovery and restart operations.
Alyeska has so far recovered 1,000 barrels of pooled oil from the containment area.