The Observer Newsletter

The latest news about the safe transportation of oil in Prince William Sound

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The Council’s publication, The Observer, is a free newsletter distributed throughout Prince William Sound, the northern Gulf of Alaska, lower Cook Inlet, and the Kodiak archipelago, as well as by request to interested citizens around the world, including regulators and industry.

The Observer covers the Council’s activities, developments in the oil transportation industry in Prince William Sound, including news about policies, regulations, operations at the Valdez Marine Terminal, oil spill prevention and response, effects of the oil industry on the environment, and other issues related to the safe transportation or oil through Prince William Sound. Major oil spill drills are covered, and Alyeska is invited to submit a column for each issue.

The latest articles from the Observer newsletter:

Image describes cycle of removing oil from ballast water as described in the photo's caption.

Under-studied component of hydrocarbons documented in discharge from terminal

A new report examined hydrocarbons that enter Prince William Sound from the Valdez Marine Terminal that until recently have received ...
New station at Copper River Delta to monitor for high winds

New station at Copper River Delta to monitor for high winds

The Council recently sponsored a new addition to the weather station network. The new station was placed near the mouth ...
From the President and Executive Director: Building trust takes time and transparency

From the President and Executive Director: Building trust takes time and transparency

President Robert Archibald, City of Homer Executive Director Donna Schantz We are now six months from the 35th anniversary of ...
From Alyeska: Alyeska Pipeline Service Company releases inaugural ESG Report

From Alyeska: Alyeska Pipeline Service Company releases inaugural ESG Report

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company has published its first Environmental, Social, and Governance report, highlighting its dedication to environmental stewardship, sustainable ...
Community Corner: Music, Salmon, and Oil Spill Prevention

Community Corner: Music, Salmon, and Oil Spill Prevention

By Maia Draper-Reich, Outreach Coordinator In early August, the Council hosted a booth at Salmonfest in Ninilchik, Alaska. The annual ...
Analysis of weather conditions released

Analysis of weather conditions released

A new report summarizes weather data collected in Port Valdez. Two buoys, one near the Valdez Marine Terminal and another ...


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