Anadarko, Tesoro Rip $786M Upgrade Of Alaskan Pipeline

Law360, New York (December 10, 2012, 6:01 PM EST) -- Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Tesoro Corp. blasted the $786 million reconfiguration of a trans-Alaskan pipeline as a poorly planned and risky debacle in briefs made public Monday, part of a long-running regulatory spat over rate increases.

In a scathing brief, the companies say the pipeline's owners — BP PLC, ConocoPhillips Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., Koch Industries Inc. and Chevron Corp. subsidiary Unocal Pipeline Co. — ignored earlier indicators that switching from gas turbines to electric ones wasn't the best course of action, particularly in the absence...
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