45th anniversary of TAPS operations

45 years of TAPS tales

Memories & Mileposts

MEMORIES & MILEPOSTS is a compilation of storytelling capturing 45 remarkable years of TAPS history. This series, which will release two-three stories a week through summer, contains content commemorating every year of operations since startup in 1977, blending the reflections and recollections from dozens of employees, past and present, with some of the pipeline’s most notable milestones and achievements.

Pipeline
People

1978: Jeff Streit, ‘A journey, never a job.’
1982: Ron Robinson
1986: Richelle Talvi — coming soon
1987: Janette Fuller — coming soon
2003: James Foster — coming soon
2008: Michelle Egan — coming soon
2019: Chip Conroy — coming soon

The Evolution of TAPS

1991: Atigun Pass mainline reroute — coming soon
2007: Operations Control Center relocation — coming soon
2013: PS10 straight pipe — coming soon
2015: Sag River repairs — coming soon

TAPS Pride

1993: TAPS Insider newsletter
1996: Bob Malone and Alyeska’s Open Work Environment — coming soon
2005: Hard hat sticker tribute — coming soon
2012: Alyeska’s Cultural Attributes are born — coming soon
2016: TAPS exhibit installed at State Library Archives and Museum

TAPS in History

1977: June 20, TAPS startup (video)
1980: Yukon River bridge (video) — coming soon
1981: Kuparuk River unit comes online — coming soon
1983: VMT aerial photo — coming soon
1990: Oil Pollution Act — coming soon

Vision

1997: Willie Hensley — coming soon
1999: Lisa Booth — coming soon
2013: Tom Barrett — coming soon
2021: Danika Yeager (video)

Reflections

1979: The Year in Review (video) — coming soon
1985: ARCO Juneau (video) — coming soon
1989: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill — coming soon
1994: Cathy Girard, TAPS environment work
2004: A Tale of Two Joes: Cody and Selby — coming soon

Overcoming Challenges

2002: Denali Fault earthquake — coming soon
2006: Flood, oral history — coming soon
2011: Pump Station 1 leak and shutdown, oral history — coming soon
2020: Hiring on at Alyeska during COVID — coming soon

Imagination
& Ingenuity

1984: Telecoms Then & Now with Dana Orr — coming soon
1988: Throughput peak: 2 million barrels a day — coming soon
1992: Otter and bird treatment — coming soon
2001: Wild ideas for TAPS alternatives
2017: Innovation with Sam Bailey — coming soon
2018: Oil Spill Response Barge tour with Mike Day (video) — coming soon

Proven Partnerships

1995: Rampart responders — coming soon
1998: ANUA renewal — coming soon
2000: Prince William Sound Traveling Health Fair (video) — coming soon
2009: Vessel of Opportunity program — coming soon
2014: United Way and Alyeska — a 50-year legacy of giving — coming soon