Alaska Pipeline Terminus, Alaska

The Trans-Alaskan Pipeline terminus is located at Valdez, 800.5 miles from its origin on the Arctic Ocean. The 48 inch diameter pipeline was completed in 1977 at a cost of $8 billion, and is one of the largest pipelines in the world. It has a capacity of 2 million barrels of oil per day. Since the opening of the line, more than 20,000 oil tankers have loaded up at the terminal in Valdez, to take crude to refineries along the coast of Washington and California.