Crude oil pipeline to Twin Cities to get $125M upgrade
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Yet another Minnesota crude oil pipeline is set for a major upgrade. Minnesota Pipe Line Co., which owns four pipelines that supply the state’s two oil refineries, said Thursday that it will invest $125 million to maximize the capacity of the largest of the lines. The company said the goal is to increase the system’s reliability, not to increase overall oil shipments.
Minnesota Pipe Line Co.’s project, which requires state regulatory approval, won’t require digging new trenches or burying more pipe. Instead, the company said it will more than double the capacity of Line 4 to 350,000 barrels per day by adding six pump stations along the 295-mile route. The line connects an oil terminal at Clearbrook, Minn., with refineries in Rosemount and St. Paul Park.
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