Cleaning pigs sweep the pipe of built up wax, water or other solids that precipitate out of the oil stream. They also prevent the built-up of corrosive environment and makes the oil easier to pump.
April 2013 Reliability Factor
Reliability Factor for Apr 2013
Reliability Factor for year 2013
There were no prorations during the month of April that impacted the reliability factor.
Barrels Pumped From Pump Station 1
April throughput: 16,406,798 BBLS*
Average: 546,893 BPD**
Year 2013: 67,832,896 BBLS*
Average: 565,274 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.
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