The Trans Alaska Pipeline is under threat as oil production along Alaska's northern edge...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Trans Alaska Pipeline is under threat as oil production along Alaska's northern edge dwindles. The pipeline carries less than one-third the volume it once did, and the crude takes five times as long to get to its destination, increasing the risk of clogs, corrosion, ruptures and spills. There's one simple fix: add more oil, which would require drilling in new areas.