Q. I’d like to know – where does the oil from Alaska go? -Scott
A. The crude oil from Prudhoe Bay, a.k.a. the North Slope, travels 800 miles thru the pipeline down to the port of Valdez. There it is loaded onto ocean going tankers headed for the west coast of the lower 48. There are refineries up and down the west coast, first one I think is north of Seattle and called Cherry Point.
From the refineries, the product is distributed across the United States. I believe one of the Tesoro refineries supplies Hawaii.
About 10% of the crude oil is refined right within the state of Alaska, for consumption here. There is a refinery at North Pole, and at Valdez.
If I can be of further help, Scott, just let me know. -Bonnie J.