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The Trans-Alaskan Pipeline was an important oil pipeline cutting through Alaska down into the continental United States.


During the Resource Wars, the US established the Anchorage Front Line to protect its pipeline and all of the oil from any outside attack. When the Chinese invaded Alaska in the winter of 2066, the Americans fought back with their new superweapon, power armor, and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline was reclaimed. A section of the pipeline traveled through Canada, and it was the pipelines near sabotage that prompted the official military annexation of Canada.

Gametitle-FOXThe following is based on Fallout Extreme and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

After the Great War, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline was used by the Brotherhood of Steel as a protected supply line, to transport prisoners and supplies safely through the dangerous wasteland. The Cause destroyed the pipeline as they traveled through the Northwest Commonwealth and Canada.

Gametitle-FOXEnd of information based on Fallout Extreme.


The Trans-Alaska Pipeline appears only in the Fallout 3 add-on Operation: Anchorage, but was going to appear in the canceled Fallout Extreme, and was mentioned in Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout 3.

Behind the scenesEdit

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The path of the actual Trans-Alaskan Pipeline.

  • In real life, there is no direct pipeline from Alaska to the continental United States. The actual "Alaskan Pipeline" goes from Prudhoe Bay Oil Field on the northern coast of Alaska to Valdez on the southern coast of Alaska. At Valdez, the oil is loaded into tankers to be transported to the mainland United States, bypassing Canada entirely.
  • The differing route of the pipeline in the Fallout universe can plausibly be attributed to the Divergence, as the pipeline in the real world only began construction in 1973, with a Canadian route being deemed too environmentally unfriendly to be considered.
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