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The Valdez Marine Terminal is the southern terminus of the Trans-Alaska pipeline and is located at the ice-free Port of Valdez on the northeastern shore of Prince William Sound. At the terminal, crude oil is loaded onto tankers for shipment to markets. Most of the oil has been shipped to the U.S. West Coast, with minor amounts shipped to the Far East. The terminal has storage facilities for 9.18 million barrels of crude oil and four loading berths. It was here that oil was loaded onto the Exxon Valdez for shipment to Los Angeles. (Photo credit: Argonne National Laboratory)


 Aerial photo of the Valdez Marine Terminal, where crude oil is loaded from the Trans-Alaska pipeline onto tankers for shipment to markets.