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Amazing Pipeline Stories by Dermot Cole
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Mar 18, 2010

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Read from March 10 to 14, 2010

A collection of accounts of the building of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline during the 1970s (now the Alyeska Pipeline). Lots of good anecdotes but not as deep as an oral history might be.

It serves as a good lesson in a fast, intense investment in an area, showing what happens in terms of crowding, inflation, contract management, theft and long-term changes. It also has some good statistics on the scale of the project.

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