Accession Number:

ADA046707

Title:

The Canol Pipeline Project. A Historical Review.

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

This report is a historical review of the Canol project, the first long-distance petroleum pipeline system constructed in the Arctic region of North America. The project was initiated during the early days of World War II when the military situation appeared critical. It was designed to supply the military need for fuel in the area, particularly Alaska, by exploiting the Norman Wells oil field in the Northwest Territory of Canada. The system was completed in April 1944 and operated for 11 months converting 975,764 barrels of crude oil into gasoline and fuel oil. Construction for the pioneering effort was difficult and costly. Considerable controversy plagued the project throughout nevertheless, its completion proved that undertakings of such magnitude could be accomplished despite the formidable problems of the Arctic. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE