Wisconsin may be the next major gateway for foreign crude oil shipped to the US

CREATED May 10, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - A company that operates a pipeline system from Superior, Wisconsin to Chicago has applied to greatly expand the amount of oil it can ship from Canada.

The proposal from pipeline operator Enbridge would up the amount of oil shipped through the so called "line 67" or Alberta Clipper pipeline from 450,000 barrels a day to 800,000.

That pipeline runs from Superior into western Canada. A system of existing pipelines would then bring the crude oil through Wisconsin to Chicago and other cities where it can be refined into gas.

The U.S. State Department needs to approve the project.