The Minnesota Pipeline (or Minnesota Pipe Line) is a crude oil pipeline that runs from Clearbrook, Minnesota southward to the Twin Cities. It is operated by Koch Pipeline Company, a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Koch Industries. The pipeline is largely fed by the Enbridge Pipeline System that carries crude from Alberta, Canada.
The line splits into two parts at a junction in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. One branch serves the Pine Bend Refinery owned by Flint Hills Resources (another Koch subsidiary) in Rosemount. The other portion of the line runs to Northern Tier Energy's St. Paul Park Refinery in St. Paul Park, Minnesota.
Minnesota Pipeline has completed a parallel 24-inch (610 mm) line to expand the pipeline capacity from Clearbrook to the Twin Cities by 165,000 barrels (26,200 m3) per day with ultimate potential expansion to 350,000 bbl/d (56,000 m3/d).
- Eleff, Bob (June 2013). "Minnesota’s Petroleum Infrastructure: Pipelines, Refineries, Terminals". Research Department, Minnesota House of Representatives. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
- Minnesota Pipe Line Company. "About". Retrieved 22 August 2013.
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