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The Alaska Pipeline
You Do It: Pumping

Pump Station 12 helps push oil over the Chugach Mountains A dozen pumping stations move oil along the pipeline's 800-mile route. The pipeline crosses a variety of elevations and obstacles like rivers and mountains. Pump Station 12 pushes the oil over Thompson Pass in the Chugach Mountains-- elevation 2,812 feet -- where workers climbed steep walls to build the pipeline.

Adjust pressure levels at Pump Station 12 and get the oil over the pass.

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