Error
Canadian Tar Sands Oil and Pipelines in MN and U.S. PDF Print E-mail

Many Minnesotans are not aware that 80% of their gasoline comes from Canadian tar sands oil.  Though our attention has been focused on the Keystone XL Pipeline, pipelines already bring tar sands oil to refineries in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  The Alberta Clipper is a 36-inch pipeline that covers 326 miles, most of it in Minnesota. It runs from the northwestern tip of the state, along a line through Thief River Falls, Clearbrook and Bemidji, then eastward through Deer River, Grand Rapids, and finally to Superior, Wisconsin.  Older pipelines bring tar sands oil to the Flint Hills refinery in Pine Bend, MN and to the Marathon Refinery in St. Paul Park, MN.

Existing and proposed pipelines would bring tar sands oil to over 30 refineries throughout the U.S.  Over the last ten years, diluted bitumen (DilBit) exports to the United States have increased almost fivefold, to 550,000 barrels per day (bpd) in 2010.  By 2019, Canadian tar sands producers plan to triple this amount to as much as 1.5 million bpd of DilBit. 

Download a Map of Tar Sands Oil Refineries and Pipelines


 

Search

TAMN Upcoming Forums

Events Sponsored by TAMN Partners

NOV
18

12:00 Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN
MinneMinds: What A Collaboration Can Achieve

NOV
18

5:30
David Schultz - Post Election Review and What's Ahead

NOV
18

6:00 Brooklyn Park City Hall, 5200 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN
Think Again Brooklyns

NOV
20

5:30 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, 2104 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
The World Bank and the Politics of Environmental Destruction

DEC
09

7:00 Guardian Angels Church, 8260 4th St N, Oakdale, MN 55128
Transportation Challenges in the East Metro

DEC
10

11:00 Webinar
Charities Review Council Accountability Standards

DEC
10

11:30
Charities Review Council Accountability Wizard Webinar

JAN
27

6:00 Plymouth Kelly Inn, 2705 Annapolis Lane N, Plymouth, MN
Faith and Climate Change, Westside Progressives

facebook logo

voter id laws discourage voting narrow

Bernie Sanders Graphic

 

A recent General Accounting Office study revealed that turnout was at least 1.9 percent lower in 2012 in Kansas vs 2008 and 2.2 percent lower in Tennesee as a result of new Voter ID laws.  That means it's likely 34,000 more Kansans and 88,000 Tennesseans would have voted if the new laws weren't in place.  Young people, black people, and newly registered people were the groups that saw the biggest drop in turnout.

Think Again MN, Powered by Joomla!