FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The trans-Alaska oil pipeline will be shut down this weekend for replacement of a valve and routine maintenance work.
The Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. will replace a remote gate valve near Coldfoot.
During the shutdown the company will also do maintenance work at all pipeline pump stations and at the Valdez Marine Terminal.
The shutdown will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday and will last for about 30 hours. The pipeline is scheduled to be restarted at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Company officials said they don't expect any disruption of North Slope crude oil deliveries as a result of the shutdown.
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