Minn. refineries against pipeline surcharge
Two Minnesota refineries – in Rosemount and St. Paul Park – object to a surcharge of $1.45 per barrel. The surcharge is proposed by Alberta-based Enbridge Energy to help pay for the “Sandpiper” pipeline, which is a $2.5 billion crude pipeline running 618 miles from the Bakken, across Minnesota, and into a Superior, Wis., terminal. The refineries argue that it will still be required to pay the surcharge, even if it isn’t using the pipeline. Enbridge says the new pipeline will end the pipeline bottleneck and benefit all shippers of North Dakota crude. Read the article in the Bismarck Tribune.