Minnesota Pipe Line Co. announced plans Thursday to nearly double the capacity of a crude oil pipeline that carries oil from Canada and North Dakota to the two refineries in the Twin Cities that produce most of Minnesota’s and much of Wisconsin’s transportation fuels.
About 100,000 residential customers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin were able to crank their thermostats back above 60 degrees Monday after a utility lifted its appeal for natural gas conservation following a weekend explosion in Canada that knocked out three pipelines.
Two Minnesota oil refineries say they shouldn’t have to help pay for a pipeline that they won’t use.
State investigators say design failures of a natural gas pipeline caused a massive explosion on Saint Patrick’s Day last year in southwest Minneapolis.
The nation’s largest ethanol company, Poet LLC, announced Friday that it is putting on hold its plan to build a dedicated ethanol pipeline because of the lack of prospects for a federal loan guarantee.
Dozens of protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis on Monday to protest an oil pipeline in Canada.
Centerpoint Energy crews and investigators with the Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety (MnOPS) spent Friday surveying the pipe that ruptured into flames Friday in an attempt to remove the failed pipe segment and sent it to a laboratory for testing.