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Future unclear for northern Minnesota oil pipeline project

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The future is unclear for a proposed oil pipeline that would cross northern Minnesota. Enbridge Energy on Tuesday announced it is investing in a different pipeline that would transport North Dakota crude oil — but not across Minnesota. The Canadian company has proposed the $2.6 billion Sandpiper pipeline that would run from the Bakken oil fields through ...

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Oil starting to flow through Enbridge pipeline

BLOOMINGTON — Construction on the Enbridge pipeline is complete with delivery of oil expected to begin before the new year. “Our original plan was to get it in service before the end of the year and it looks like we are going to make it,” said Jennifer Smith, manager of stakeholder relations. The 167-mile pipeline, known as the Southern Access ...

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Calumet drops Superior oil terminal idea

Plans to move oil out of the Twin Ports via Great Lakes freighters that never really took flight have now been formally grounded. Calumet Specialty Products says it has scrapped plans to build an oil terminal in Superior that could have transferred western U.S. and Canadian oil to tankers to move to eastern refineries. Calumet in January decided to pull ...

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Regulators plan community meetings in August about pipeline replacement in northern Minnesota

State regulators said Monday that a series of public meetings will be held next month in 11 northern Minnesota communities along a proposed $2.1 billion, 337-mile crude oil pipeline intended to replace an older line through the region. The public meetings about Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 replacement project will begin Aug. 11 in Hallock and Newfolden, Minn., and continue until ...

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Editorial: Maintain momentum for needed pipeline

It was big news in April when an administrative law judge — after listening to five days of testimony and poring over more than 2,000 letters — recommended that the proposed Sandpiper pipeline go ahead and be built, that Minnesota needs it. The state Department of Commerce and staff from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission reached similar conclusions. This week, ...

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Flanagan South pipeline complete


Oil has started to flow through Flanagan South pipeline, a newly-completed Canadian project that’s bringing heavy crude from collection terminals in Illinois to an Oklahoma storage hub. Following more than eight months of construction and a two-week process for filling the 36-inch diameter line, Flanagan South made its initial delivery last week to an Enbridge Energy facility in Cushing, according ...

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Devils Lake may house oil refinery

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Eagles Ledge Energy LLC, a Canadian company, may be building an oil refinery in Devils Lake, ND as early as 2017. Public informational meetings will be held in the community by the company early next month. The facility would process 20,000 barrels of oil per day and cost $200 million to build within the timespan of two years. The refinery ...

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Michigan’s energy boom more about wind than oil


Michigan sits at the precipice of an energy boom, and the future is not just about oil, gas and pipelines. Wind energy and recycling hold as much promise, if not more, to create new investment and jobs over several decades as does drilling for fossil fuels. Also, an unprecedented construction boom to upgrade or replace coal-fired power plants means billions ...

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