Alaska North Slope

Article Nov. 21, 2018

Alaska North Slope

Production and handling

The major constituent fields include Prudhoe Bay, Kaparuk and Lisburne. These facilities are located approximately 600 miles north of Valdez, Alaska. Production began in 1977. Current output is ~460kBD. ExxonMobil markets ~110 kbd of ANS, primarily to customers on the west coast of the United States. 

Logistics Data

ANS is loaded at the Alyeska Valdez, Alaska Marine Terminal into American flag vessels as required by United States statutes. To date, all export sales have been on vessels arranged by the seller. 

Typical characteristics

ANS is a medium grade crude which has been economically processed throughout the United States and in Japan, Korea, and China.

  • Gravity 32.1
  • Sulfur 0.96%
  • Load Port Alaska Marine Terminal


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