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TransCanada, Exxon donate pipe sections to training center

Training center gets sample of gas line pipe: Pipeline donated to Fairbanks training centerTraining center gets sample of gas line pipe: Pipeline donated to Fairbanks training centerFrom Bill White --

TC Alaska and Exxon Mobil – the team that pursuing a state-sanctioned natural gas pipeline project from Prudhoe Bay to Alberta – this week donated samples of pipe for use by trainees and apprentices at the Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center.

The center is a relatively new effort supported by unions, pipeline companies, contractors and others to try to develop more skilled Alaskan workers that can work on a gas pipeline project if one moves ahead.

TC Alaska is a subsidiary of Canadian pipeline company TransCanada Corp. TC and Exxon donated two roughly 40-foot-long segments of 48-inch diameter pipeline – the likely width of an Alaska gas pipeline.

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