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The walls of the two new oil storage tanks under construction at Enbridge Energy in Superior reach heights of nearly 60 feet. (Minnesota Public Radio News photo)

As oil flow grows, critics urge focus on safety

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Every day, about 2.3 million barrels’ worth of crude oil crosses Minnesota through 10 pipelines, and eight trains carry another 500,000 barrels’ worth.


Eight of the pipelines are operated by Enbridge Energy and the other two by the Koch Pipeline Co., which transports 465,000 barrels a day to the Twin Cities through its MinnCan line.

Soon, there will be much more.

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