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BP-owned Alaska oil pipeline shut after spill

BP-owned Alaska oil pipeline shut after spill --800-mile pipeline from Alaska's oilfields closed 25 May 2010 The Trans-Alaska Pipeline, partly owned by BP, shut down on Tuesday after spilling several thousand barrels of crude oil into backup containers, drastically cutting supply down the main artery between refineries and Alaska's oilfields. The accident comes at a difficult time for BP -- the largest single owner of the pipeline operator, holding 47 percent -- as it struggles to plug a gushing Gulf of Mexico oil well.