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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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Coast Guard: We can’t adequately respond to Great Lakes heavy oil spill

Keith Matheny | Detroit Free Press The U.S. Coast Guard and other responders are not adequately equipped or prepared for a “heavy oil” spill on the Great Lakes, according to a Coast Guard commander who is pushing for action. A major oil spill could spell economic disaster for the states in the Great Lakes region, severely damaging the multibillion-dollar fishing ...

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Sunken Great Lakes oil pipeline raises spill fears


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A freshwater channel that separates Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas is a premier Midwestern tourist attraction and a photographer’s delight, offering spectacular vistas of two Great Lakes, several islands and one of the world’s longest suspension bridges. But nowadays the Straits of Mackinac is drawing attention for something that is out of sight and usually ...

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Oil Company Looks To Great Lakes As Shipping Demand Booms

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Jack Rendulich/AP/Image Credit North Dakota and western Canada are producing crude oil faster than it can be shipped to refineries. Rail car manufacturers can’t make new tank cars fast enough, and new pipeline proposals face long delays over environmental concerns. So energy companies are looking for new ways to get the heavy crude to market. One proposed solution is to ...

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