Alyeska Pipeline Service Company is responsible for operating and maintaining the Trans Alaska Pipeline System, which is also known as taps and more than 790 miles in length. The company has been in operation since 1970 and employs a staff of over 775 people. It spends nearly $60 million annually for oil spill prevention purposes. The company has operations in Fairbanks and Valdez in Alaska. Alyeska Pipeline Service Company operates the Ship Escort/Response Vessel System (SERVS). The company provides online information on a variety of issues related to pipelines. Alyeska Pipeline Service Company operates various waste management and environmental programs. It acts as agent for BP Pipelines (Alaska), ConocoPhillips Transportation Alaska, ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, Unocal Pipeline Company and Koch Alaska Pipeline Company.