Daily Archives: August 7, 2006

Major Oil Field Shut Down

Watch the pump prices climb…

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In a sudden blow to the nation’s oil supply, half the production on Alaska’s North Slope was being shut down Sunday after BP Exploration Alaska, Inc. discovered severe corrosion in a Prudhoe Bay oil transit line.

BP officials said they didn’t know how long the Prudhoe Bay field would be off line. “I don’t even know how long it’s going to take to shut it down,” said Tom Williams, BP’s senior tax and royalty counsel.

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Out camping last weekend…

We were out camping all weekend at New John’s Lake and had a pretty good time. The weather cooperated most of the weekend although it was a little windy on Saturday. After being out all weekend unplugged it almost takes a complete day to catch up on email and other things I missed while away so that is what I’ll be doing the rest of the day. That and cleaning out the camper tonight because I have to take it over to the dealer for warranty work before it expires this month…