An underwater gas pipeline in Alaska that had been leaking gas for almost five months has finally been repaired.
The 8-inch diameter pipeline, which supplies gas for power to four Hilcorp Alaska, LLC production platforms, was found leaking on Feb. 7 when a helicopter crew spotted gas bubbling near it.
An analysis of the flow found that the pipeline likely started to leak in mid-December. Hilcorp said floating ice and other weather conditions made it too dangerous for divers to reach the leak sooner.
Dive crews began working on repairing the leak on April 8 and finished Thursday night.
“Now that the leak has been stopped, over the next several days, as weather permits, further inspection and stabilization of both the oil and gas…
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