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.
October 2014 Reliability Factor
Reliability Factor for Oct 2014
Reliability Factor for year 2014
There were 0 prorations during October that impacted the reliability factor.
There were 0 deferred barrels during October that impacted the reliability factor.
October throughput: 16,203,213 BBLS*
Average: 522,684 BPD**
Year 2014: 154,296,145 BBLS*
Average: 507,553 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.