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Lake Superior: A New Bakken/Alberta Crude Route?

Plans to ship Alberta tar sands oil and oil from the gargantuan North Dakota Bakken shale oil play are proceeding quickly. Approval is expected within a matter of days for a revamped shipping dock in Superior, Wisconsin. The  dock proposal to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was put forward by Elkhorn Industries of Superior, […]

The Path of Least Resistance

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has featured excellent articles about the Great Lakes for decades. The newspaper’s latest feature is about oil and what the newspaper claims is the path of least resistance – the Great Lakes. Citing the recent increased interest, speculation and activity with respect to pipelines, the Journal Sentinel lays out the “big […]

Right Through Here

It is near certain that an additional 760,000 barrels per day of oil will soon be flowing right through here – directly to the shores of Lake Superior. If you are on the U.S. side of Lake Superior you might have missed it. On the Canadian side however, the recent announcement by Prime Minister Justin […]

Crude Shipments Proposed for Lake Superior by 2015

  The huge Bakken Shale Oil Play in North Dakota, in addition to large supplies of Canadian heavy crude, have increased interest in Great Lakes crude oil shipments. A petroleum refiner is exploring whether to build a crude oil loading dock on Lake Superior, near its refinery in Superior, Wis., in order to ship crude […]